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Resources: Four Seasons Journal

Gardeners' Resource Guide  |  Articles  |  Wildflowers  |  Conservation  |  Botany  |  Four Seasons  |  Newsletter


THE FOUR SEASONS (past issues from 1964-2013)

Volume 14, Number 3, December 2013
Sunol-Ohlone Regional Wilderness: Botany, Geology, and History by Katie Colbert and Stephen W. Edwards

Volume 14, Number 2, December 2012
The Hanging Gardens of 3-9-5:
Part 5: Hanging from the Gardens of Convict Creek by Michael Uhler
Jewel Flowers: Species Complexes of the Genus
Streptanthus Nutt. in the California Coast Ranges by Richard O'Donnell
Prehistoric Oops and Updates by Stephen W. Edwards

Volume 14, Number 1, October 2011
Glorious Walker Ridge
Photographs by: Stephen W. Edwards, Andrew Fulks, Roman Gankin, Richard O’Donnell, Wayne Roderick, Celia Ronis, Susan Rosenthal, Vernon Smith, Craig D. Thomsen, Philip Van Soelen, and James T. Vale
Introduction by: Stephen W. Edwards
Maps by: Gregory Gallaugher

Volume 13, Number 4, December 2010
The Genus Hesperolinon (Linaceae): An Introduction by Richard O’Donnell
Plant Explorations in the San Francisco Estuary by Bert Johnson
Calochortus clavatus in San Joaquin County by Stephen W. Edwards
Second Addendum to the Bear Valley-Walker Ridge Plant List by Stephen W. Edwards and Christopher Thayer
A New and Spectacular Manzanita Groundcover by Joseph Dahl
A Discovery of Palmer Oak in Solano County, California by Stephen W. Edwards

Volume 13, Number 3, December 2009
Beyond Object: The Intangibles of California Indian Basketry by Beverly R. Ortiz
California Indian Religions in the Age of the Ethnographers: Firm Foundations for Native Plants and Animals by Stephen W. Edwards

Volume 13, Number 2, December 2008
The Last Days of Livermore by Stephen W. Edwards and Christopher Thayer
Plant Explorations In and Around the Carquinez Strait by Bert Johnson

Volume 13, Number 1, December 2007
Botany and Related Pursuits at Pt. Reyes National Seashore by Stephen W. Edwards
The Napa-Lake Area of Endemism: A Work in Progress by Richard O’Donnell

Volume 12, Number 4, December 2006
An Introduction to the Botany of the Fort Bragg Region, Part II by Stephen W. Edwards
Preliminary MacKerricher State Park Plant List by Teresa Sholars
The Arctostaphylos bakeri Species Complex from Sonoma County, California by Gregory A. Wahlert, V. Thomas Parker, and Michael C. Vasey

Volume 12, Number 3, December 2005
Edaphic Infidelity Along the Oat Hill Mine Trail by Richard O’Donnell
Howell’s Tauschia Found in the Northern Sierra Nevada by Stephen W. Edwards and Christopher Thayer
Distribution and Reproduction of Dirca occidentalis (Western Leatherwood) by William R. Graves
Observations on the Flora of the Oat Hill Mine Trail Region and Supplement to the Partial Plant List by Richard O’Donnell
A New Cultivar of Pitcher Sage, Lepechinia calycina ‘Rocky Point’ by Stephen W. Edwards

Volume 12, Number 2, December 2004
Paleobotany of California by Stephen W. Edwards

Volume 12, Number 1, December 2003
The Ferns and Seed Plants of Nevada County, California by Gordon H. True, Jr.
Introduction by S.W. Edwards and Robert Brostrom
The Evolution of a Botanist by Gordon H. True, Jr.
Torrey’s Buckwheat Found Again by Gordon H. True, Jr.
Rare and Endangered Plants of Nevada County
The Ferns and Seed Plants of Nevada County, California by Gordon H. True, Jr.
Four Seasons Oops and Updates by S.W. Edwards

Volume 11, Number 4, December 2002
A Botanical Exploration of the Tilden Park Area of San Pablo Ridge, Contra Costa County, CA by S.W. Edwards
Botanical Side Trips from the Oat Hill Mine Trail in Napa and Lake Counties by Richard O’Donnell

Volume 11, Number 3, December 2001
The Oat Hill Mine Trail in Napa County by Richard O’Donnell
Mimulus cardinalis ‘Santa Cruz Island Gold’ by Glenn Keator
Survivors of the Soil—Rare Plants of the Ione Chaparral by George Hartwell
Autumn Harlequin—The Vine Maple by James B. Roof

Volume 11, Number 2, October 2000
Joaquin Murietta Country by S. W. Edwards
The Franciscan Region: Transcript of a Lecture by James Roof ca. 1975

Volume 11, Number 1, December 1999
An Introduction to the Botany of the Fort Bragg Region by S. W. Edwards
The Trailing Bearberry in California by Bertram G. Johnson
Napa Fremontia in Marin by Richard O’Donnell
Local Burning Bush Confirmed by S.W. Edwards
Three New Cultivars from the Regional Parks Botanic Garden by S.W. Edwards
Nodding Needlegrass on Mt. Diablo by S.W. Edwards
The 1940 Annual Report, Introduction by S. W. Edwards

Volume 10, Number 4, December 1998
Exploring the Donner Sierra by Stephen W. Edwards
The Saga of the Santa Cruz Tarplant by Grey Hayes
Notes on the Bear Valley Plant List by S.W. Edwards and Christopher Thayer
Further Notes on Rancholabrean Ecology by S.W. Edwards
El Niño Spring by Wayne Roderick
The 1946 Annual Report by James B. Roof

Volume 10, Number 3, December 1997
Through Other Eyes
A Meditation on East Bay Natural History at First Contact
Vascular Plants of Bear Valley, Walker Ridge, and Surrounding Areas, Colusa and Lake Counties, California
Seed Longevity of Non-Fire-Recruiting Chaparral Shrubs
Notes on Serpentine Ecology and the Origins of Serpentinites in the Region East of San Francisco Bay
Digger, Gray, Foothill, Ghost, or None of the Above?

Volume 10, Number 2, December 1996
Editorial Note by S.W.E.
A Rancholabrean-Age, Latest-Pleistocene Bestiary for California Botanists by Stephen W. Edwards
Hypertufa Troughs by Phillippe Gabriel, Jacog Ballew, and S.W. Edwards
Sacramento Valley Prairie Project, U.C. Davis by C. D. Thomsen, M. I. Wibawa, K. J. Rice, and P.E. McGuire
Yerba Mansa North of Mt. Shasta by Stephen W. Edwards

Volume 10, Number 1, December 1995
Botanical Exploration in the East Bay: Then and Now
A List of Vascular Plants of China Camp State Park, Marin County, California
Horticultural Notes from the Regional Parks Botanic Garden
Recognizing the New Single-Leaf Pinyon Pine (Pinus californiarum bailey) of Southern California
Canadian Buffalo Berry Found in California
Notes on Grazing and Native Plants in Central California
Shatterberry Manzanitas

Volume 9, Number 4, December 1994
Creating an Authentic California Meadow
Some Principles of Pollination with Illustrations from California’s Native Flora
Vascular Plants of Bear Valley, Walker Ridge, and Surrounding Areas of Colusa and Lake Counties, California
Western Viburnum Found in Briones
A New Cultivar of Sedum spathulifolium ssp. pruinosum from California
Plight of the Western Leatherwood

Volume 9, Number 3, December 1993
Species Denial
A New Oak on Mount Tamalpais
A Key to Native Willows of the Greater San Francisco Bay Region
A New Cultivar of the Trailing Bearberry
Skyline Serpentine Prairie Note
A Memory of Our Founder's Student Days

Volume 9, Number 2, December 1992
Foliar Morphology of Chamaecyparis and Thuja
Addendum and Clarification to "Studies in the Genus Dichelostemma"
Blue Dicks Brodiaea (Dichelostemma capitatum): A Common but Problematical Species
Baccharis pilularis ‘Al’s Blue’
Four New Species of Arctostaphylos from Southern California and Baja California
Species Status of Two Manzanitas of the North Coast Ranges
New Infraspecific Taxa and Combination in Arctostaphylos
Subgenera and Sections of Arctostaphylos

Volume 9, Number 1, December 1991
New cultivar names from the Regional Parks Botanic Garden by Bert Johnson, Al Seneres and Stephen W. Edwards
My Life Among the Clones by Wayne Roderick
Studies in the Genus Dichelostemma by Glenn Keator
Vegetation Change on the Mountain: Mount Tamalpais Then and Now by David Amme
Rare, Endangered, and Unusual plants in the East Bay Regional Park District by Stephen W. Edwards and Alisya Galo

Volume 8, Number 4, December 1990
How to Make Naturalistic Rock Outcrops in the Garden Landscape
A Case for Photography
The East Bay’s Richest Grassland: A Pleistocene Relict?
A Close-Up Technique for Photographing Wildflowers Indoors
The Caribou Coffeeberry
The Naming of the Manzanitas

Volume 8, Number 3, December 1989
The Brodiaeas
Arctostaphylos wellsii, a New Species from San Luis Obispo County, California
Ten Splendid Grasses
An Undescribed Species of Arctostaphylos from the Mendocino Plains
Neotype for Ceanothus x humboldensis
Addendum
Errata
A Place Called Dismal

Volume 8, Number 2, December 1988
Giant Redwoods of the East Bay Hills by Stephen W. Edwards
The Origin of Serpentinites by Stephen W. Edwards
Needlegrass Notes by David Amme and Stephen W. Edwards
New Discoveries of Pacific Silver Fir in the Siskiyous of California by Stephen K. Langer
Botany of the Saddle Area Wetlands, San Bruno Mountains, San Mateo County, California by Peter Rubtzoff and Roman Gankin
The Sonoma Complex in Arctostaphylos, Including a New Serpentine Manzanita by Philip V. Wells

Volume 8, Number 1, January 1988
Those Amazing Siskiyou Firs and a New Discovery
Editorial Note
Germination Studies of Some Eriodictyon Species
A Personal View of the Bristlecone Pines
Struggling with the Willows
Errata
Two New Manzanitas from the North Coast Range, California

Volume 7, Number 4, February 1987
Editorial Note
The Leafy-Bracted, Crown-Sprouting Manzanitas, an Ancestral Group in Arctostaphylos
(also see Errata in Volume 8, Number 1)
An Ecological Assessment of Arctostaphylos pallida Eastw., Alameda and Contra Costa Counties
Listed Rare Plants in the Regional Parks Botanic Garden
Correction

Volume 7, Number 3, December 1985
The Remarkable Range of Port-Orford-Cedar
A New Glandular Manzanita in the Southern Inner North Coast Ranges of California
A New Arctostaphylos (Ericaceae) from Siskiyou County, California: Part II
Botanical Peregrinations: Sightings, Speculations, and Observations
A Natural History of Hound's Tongue and the Long-Nosed Flies
Restoration of Coastal Ecology on Landfill
A Reappraisal of Arctostaphylos canescens Eastwood var. sonomensis (Eastwood) Adams
Indian Uses of California Native Plants in the Regional Parks Botanic Garden
Letter
Correction
Book Review

Volume 7, Number 2, December 1984
New Light on Alaskan and Port Orford Chamaecyparis Cedars
Some California Onions in My Garden
Skyline Serpentinite Prairie Revisited
The Huckleberry Preserve Plantlist
Manzanita Miscellany
At Last: A New Name for Miniature Manzanita
Notable Occurrences of Tufted Hairgrass Deschampsia caespitosa
Finding Northern California’s Trilliums and Erythroniums
Errata

Volume 7, Number 1, February 1984
Our New Director: Stephen W. Edwards
Some Natural Bunchgrass Preserves in the San Francisco Bay Area
A New Variety of Arctostaphylos (Ericaceae) from Baja California
A New Manzanita Variety (Ericaceae) from Mexico's Mainland
A New Variety of Arctostaphylos (Ericaceae) from the North Coast Ranges, California
Natural Reproduction of Some Montane and North-Coastal Conifers in the Berkeley Hills
Some California Plants for the Rock Garden
Director Roderick Retires

Volume 6, Number 4, March 1983
Botanical Peregrinations: Sightings, Speculations, and Observations
A Flat-Sprayed Sargent Cypress from Harrison Grade
A New Location for Arctostaphylos nissenana (Ericaceae) and Some Comments Regarding the Evolution and Dispersal of the Small-Fruited Manzanitas
A New Arctostaphylos (Ericaceae) from Siskiyou County, California: Part I
A New Subspecies of Arctostaphylos canescens (Ericaceae) from the Coast Ranges of California
An Unusual Currant from Marin County, California
Notes on Some Disjunct Coastal Species
The First European Collection of Native California Plants
Obituary of James Bernard Roof 1910-1983

Volume 6, Number 3, August 1981
Notes on Marin County Plants 1970-1980
Status of Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. crassifolia (Ericaceae)
On Choosing the Right Plant for the Right Spot (Part Two)
Index to The Four Seasons Volume 1 through Volume 5

Volume 6, Number 2, December 1980
Gardening with Natives in Orinda, California
California Manzanitas in the Regional Parks Botanic Garden
On Choosing the Right Plant for the Right Spot (Part One)
A New Location for Fremontodendron decumbens in Yuba County
Thomas Coulter 1793-1843
Chamisso 1781-1838 Eschscholtz 1793-1831
Manzanita Galls
Crossing the Sierra on Interstate 80
New Localities for Two Bay Area Trees
A New Conservation Program
Seabluff Redwoods Revisited
Plant Identification

Volume 6, Number 1, March 1980
The Story of Browns Island
The Brodiaea Complex
Notes on Rare and Endangered Plants
Trilliums in California
Potato Peak Reconnaissance
Seabluff Redwood Mats

Volume 5, Number 4, August, 1978
Studies in Arctostaphylos (Ericaceae) by James Roof
A New Species in the Arctostaphylos pungens Alliance
A New Manzanita from San Benito County, California
A New Manzanita Species from the Santa Lucia Range, Monterey County, California
A Misused Name in Arctostaphylos
A New Manzanita from Contra Costa County, California
Marin County's Arctostaphylos viscida
Arctostaphylos glandulosa on San Bruno Mountain
The Tracy Manzanita Re-Evaluated
Sonoma Sage

Volume 5, Number 3, February 1978
Two-Needled Pinyon in California
Field Observations on Ammannia in the Sacramento Valley, California
Growing the California Hibiscus
Growing Quaking Aspen
Question on Comarostaphylis

Volume 5, Number 2, March 1976
A Fresh Approach to the Genus Arctostaphylos in California (to be continued)

Volume 5, Number 1, April 1975
The Torrey Pines of Santa Rosa Island: A Photographic Essay
Samoan Treasure
Sites Fixes for Small Junipers
Fog Belt Sugar Pines
Floral Watch on Siskiyou County's Cook and Green Pass
A Name Change in Arctostaphylos

Volume 4, Number 4, February 1974
Found Alive: The Truckee Barberry
Our Native Crowfoot Still Hangs in There
A New Sierran Sidalcea - John Thomas Howell and Gordon H. True
Lemmon's Clover Rediscovered
The Plumas Buckwheat
Letters to The Four Seasons

Volume 4, Number 3, April 1973
Native Dwarf Junipers
Newsnotes
The Hanging Gardens of Three-Nine-Five IV. Onion Valley
Ernest Twisselmann 1917-1972
An Odd Ceanothus in Humboldt County, California
A New Pogogyne
Ceanothus maritimus in the Regional Parks Botanic Garden
Letters to The Four Seasons -- Some Last Words on Agave shawii

Volume 4, Number 2, May 1972
Detective Story: Our "Lost" Sonoma Barren
A Footnote on the Sonoma Clarkia
A New Variety of Arctostaphylos stanfordiana from Sonoma County, California
Notice of Clarkia franciscana Sowings
The Hanging Gardens of Three-Nine-Five
The Big Lupines of Point Reyes
A Plaintive Note, by James Roof

Volume 4, Number 1, July 1971
Summer Wildflowers: the Clarkias
Shaw's Agave is Alive and Well in San Diego County
Resolving the Agave shawii Puzzle: Two Letters from Dr. Reid Moran
A Botanical Glimpse of Red Mountain
The Peril of Nolina interrata
Indian Rhubarb in Mountains and Gardens
More About Sunol
Antioch Primrose Sown Out of Range
Typification of Arctostaphylos truei (Ericaceae)
Letters to The Four Seasons
Non-Letters to The Four Seasons
Back to Common Names?

Volume 3, Number 4, May 6, 1971
Growing California’s Field Wildflowers

Volume 3, Number 3, July 1970
The Ferns and Fern Allies of the Sierra Nevada in California and Nevada
Chemotaxonomic Evidence for a New Form of Ceanothus incanus T. & G.
The Renaming of a Misnamed Species of Arctostaphylos

Volume 3, Number 2, March 1970
Locations of Six Southern Californian Rhamnaceae
Three Native Agaves
Springtime on the Deserts of California
Some Brief Acquaintances with Chinquapins II
Chinquapin-Hunting on the Mendocino Barrens
Helmquist on Chinquapins
Book Review: The Green World Around Us, by Betty L. Hoover
Leaflet Review: "Native Plants for Southern California Gardens"
Letters to The Four Seasons

Volume 3, Number 1, December 1969
In Memoriam: the Antioch Dunes
Some Conspicuous Woody Vegetation of Sunol Regional Properties
A New Variety of Berberis nervosa from Mendocino County, California
The Hanging Gardens of Three-Nine-Five
Some Brief Acquaintances with Chinquapins I
A New Manzanita from Feather River Country

Volume 2, Number 4, October 1968
Some Lines on a Sea-Bluff Garden by James Roof
Notes on Sierra Nevada Calyptridium by Gordon H. True
A New Species of Lewisia from Mendocino County, California by Roman Gankin and W. Richard Hildreth
Two Orthocarpus Species from the San Joaquin Valley by Robert F. Hoover
A Columnar Form of Juniperus californica by John Thomas Howell and Ernest C. Twisselmann
A Range Extension for the Rare Santa Lucia Fir by Don L. Olson
New Kern County Flora
A Survey of the Southern Distributional Limit of Sequoia sempervirens by Neil Havlik and Kay Ketcham
Dining with California Bay Leaves
Range Extensions
A New California Ceanothus by Walter Knight

Volume 2, Number 3, September 1967
What's Bugging the Bristlecone Fir?
Arctostaphylos montaraensis, a New Species of Manzanita from San Mateo County, California
A New Ceanothus from San Francisco
From Carmel Highlands: A Hitherto Unnamed Variety of Ceanothus

Volume 2, Number 2, July 1967
The Air-Conditioned Telescope
A New Species of Arctostaphylos from Santa Barbara County, California
A New Fritillaria from Mendocino County, California
Arctostaphylos mewukka: A Hybrid

Volume 2, Number 1, August 1966
Two New Shrubs from San Luis Obispo County, California
Wildflowers in the Warners
Shield Leaf Salad Bowl
Recommendation from Conservation Committee of Santa Lucia Group, Los Padres Chapter, Sierra Club
Manzanita Miscellany
The Roof Garden
Letters to The Four Seasons

Volume 1, Number 4, February 1966
The Nature and Distribution of Arctostaphylos nissenana merriam by Walter Knight
The Big Sur Locations of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi by James B. Roof

Volume 1, Number 3, November 1965
On the Peak Named Anthony by James B. Roof
Dining Out on California Corn Lily by Laurence M. Stickney
A Revival of Lupinus milo-bakeri by Walter Knight

Volume 1, Number 2, March 1965
A Record, Hitherto Unpublished, of the Occurrence of Cercocarpus ledifolius in the North Coast Ranges in California
Black January: The Latest Needless Destructions Along California's Sea Coast
Notes on Vernal Pools
A New Southern Station for Abies grandis
"Operation Wildflower"
Letters to The Four Seasons

Volume 1, Number 1, September 1964
The Nature and Distribution of Arctostaphylos rosei Eastwood


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