Other Publications

Other Arboretum Publications and References

The Patrick Elvander Taxonomy Trail  (pdf) A guide for botany students, botanists, and other plant lovers. This guide is meant to be used as an aid to those studying plant families in a taxonomy or systematics course, but can be used by anyone who wants a 1 and 1/2 mile walk through some of the major gardens at the Arboretum.

Native American Uses of California Plants: Ethnobotany (pdf)

People have taken from and tended the land in California for more than 12,000 years. Learn more in this illustrated brochure and guide to the Entrance Natives Garden.

"Traversing Swanton," by James A. West. (pdf) An essay on Scotts Creek Watershed (pdf) Updated October 2015; includes post-fire ecological information.

A website derived from Jame's West's essay.

A Key to the Willows of Santa Cruz County. (pdf) by CNPS member, edited by Randy Morgan

A one-page list of California native plants that attract hummingbirds. (pdf)

Available at Norrie's Gift and Garden Shop, the newly-revised second edition of Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Santa Cruz County by Santa Cruz botanist, Dylan Neubauer (read a recent review here).