Today, we’re talking about the only plant to currently have “rainbow” in its scientific designation: The Arctostaphylos rainbowensis, or Rainbow Manzanita. This dicot shrub is native and endemic to California (4,5), existing exclusively in the far southern portion of the state, specifically between northern San Diego to southern Riverside counties.
LGBTSTEM and Pride in Stem are working to increase relresentation in stem and stem-related fields. LGBTQIA+ representation in STEM fields has generally been limited or near-non existant. It's time we change that.