Fish & Wildlife Conservation Board
(California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Conservation Board)
Clarkia Franciscana Genetics Study
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The Permittee will collect leaf tissue from five to ten flowiering individuals at each populaiton and will send the collected material to Chicago Botanic Garden for genetic analysis. Five to ten flowering individuals will also be collected from each population as voucher specimens. Voucher specimens will be sent to Chicago Botanic Garden, the Smithsonian Institute, and regional herbaria that are members of the Consortium of California Herbaria. Two cups of soil will be collected from each population for soil chemical analysis. Genetic analysis will examine the genetic relationships of the two Clarkia franciscana populations and several serpentine and non-serpentine populations of a closely related species, Clarkia rubicunda.