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Scientific name: Sequoia sempervirens
Date collected: April 1st, 2011
Location collected: Descanso Gardens near the bird observatory station
Habitat: Grows on moist coastal plains, near large streams or river deltas, and on moderate westerly slopes.
Nativity: The natural range of S. sempervirens is a narrow coastal strip from the Southwest corner of Oregon to the Santa Lucia Mountains of Monterey County.
Special Notes: In the late 1930's the native redwood was named California's state tree. Unfortunately there are two species (Sequoia sempervirens, and Sequoiadendron giganteum) with the common name redwood and both are native to California. Legislation was eventually passed to recognize both species as the state tree of California. This ruling makes California one of only two states (the other being Nevada) with two state trees.