Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Gunnera manicata

Family: Gunneraceae

Common name: DINOSAUR FOOD

Native to: Colombia, Southern Brazil


Type: perennial

Forms: erect, rosette, tufted

Max height: 5 feet

Max width: 12 feet


blue/green, red




Exposure: part shade, sun

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil types: clay, loam, sandy, well drained

USDA Zones: zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f

Temp. range: 0 to +40 °F

Water: moist