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South Coast C&SS monthly meeting – February 2016

2016-02-14 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8

Marquita Ellias: ‘Botanical Names Decoded’

Are you one of those people that get confounded or even embarrassed about using the botanical name of a plant? Do those botanical names have any meaning?   Do you say to yourself “it’s all Greek or Latin to me” and have no idea how to remember them or even pronounce them?  Please join us for a delightful afternoon of decoding botanical names and learning why we have them and what in the heck do they mean. You’ll find that it’s a fascinating journey.   I think you’ll cry out that it’s really “elementary” my dear Watson.

Marquita Ellias Biotanical Names Decoded
Marquita Ellias Botanical Names Decoded

Marquita is the vice-president of LACSS.  She is also a member of CSSA.  A member of LACSS for four years she has been scheduling programs for two of those years.  As a California native, born in Anaheim, she received her degree in Civil Engineering from Loyola Marymount University and also attended Scripps Institute of Oceanography.  She worked as a Registered Civil Engineer for over 20 years with a portion of that time spent underwater as a hardhat diver.  She spends her time helping with their family construction business, hiking, mountain biking and tending her collection of aeoniums and adeniums.


1:30 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-8
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South Coast Botanic Garden, Frances Young Hall
26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 United States
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