Klamath Basin Chapter, 
Native Plant Society of Oregon

Applegate's Milkvetch - One of Oregon's Rarest Plants

  • December 05, 2013
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • DOW 251 (Dow Center for Health Professions) on the OIT campus.

Applegate's milk-vetch is a plant in the pea family and is the only ESA-listed plant in the upper Klamath Basin.  The presentation will describe how to recognize the species, its habitat needs, and will cover the discovery of the species by Morton Peck in 1936, rediscovery of the species in 1983 by Jimmy Kagan, and more recent finding of substantial populations at Collins Products and at the Klamath Falls Airport.  Recent efforts to increase population numbers through propagation will also be discussed.

Presented by Ron Larson

Ron has a PhD in biology from the University of Victoria, Canada. He has worked as a biologist for the US Fish and Ron Larson planting Applegate's MilkvetchWildlife Service for over 20 years and has been in Klamath Falls field office for 15 years where he is involved with implementing the Endangered Species Act.  Among other publications, Ron has reported on orchid ecology and on the flora of Gearhart Mountain Wilderness, and he contributed to the book on Common Plants of the Upper Klamath Basin.  Ron's hobbies include native plant gardening and photography.


KBCNPSO meeting will be held in DOW 251 (Dow Center for Health Professions) on the OIT campus.  DOW is the newest lecture hall on campus.  It is directly across the street from the visitor's parking lot on the South side of campus.  Members can park in the visitor lot at night.

DOW 251 is located at the west end of the building on the second floor.  Go up the stairs, and it will be the first room on the right.

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