Tom Parker, author of the Field Guide to Manzanitas, with Michael Vasey and Michael Kauffmann, will speak at the Southern California Horticultural Society in Glendale tonight, January 14, at 7:30 pm at the Friendship Auditorium.

The title of his talk is So Many Manzanitas, So Many Little Apples, clearly a joke on Tuesday’s LASMM CNPS talk entitled, So Many Manzanitas, So Little Time. Parker is the lead author for the treatment of the genus Arctostaphylos in both the Jepson Manual, 2nd Ed., and the Flora of North America, so he knows his little apples.

The Field Guide contains beautiful photographs from Jeff Bisbee showing details of leaf, berry, inflorescence, hairs and other key characters that help distinguish between species and subspecies. It will be for sale at the talk.

Friendship Auditorium, 3201 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA  90027