Jim Morefield Curator

Joined: Sep 02, 2014 Last Active: Nov 20, 2019

Lead Botanist for the Nevada Natural Heritage Program in Carson City, Nevada, since 1991. I've collected, photographed, and identified plants extensively in the western North American deserts and mountains for 38+ years.

Expertise with the White Mountains of CA-NV and adjacent areas, with rare plants of Nevada, and with the Great Basin and Mojave Desert. Expertise with Asteraceae (sunflower family). Wrote taxonomic treatments of the genera Ancistrocarphus, Chaenactis, Chamaechaenactis, Diaperia, Filago, Hesperevax, Logfia, Micropus, Micropsis, Psilocarphus, and Stylocline for Flora of North America North of Mexico, The Jepson Manual, and other projects.

Deep Springs College, California, 1979-1981. Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, 1983-1986 (B.S., Botany and Geology). Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and Claremont Graduate University, 1986-1992 (Ph.D., Botany; Evolution & Systematics of Stylocline).

Many of my observations are imported from my Flickr account where higher-resolution photos are available for download.

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