Dedicated to the preservation of California's native plants

The mission of the California Native Plant Society is to increase understanding and appreciation of California’s native plants and to conserve them and their natural habitats through education, science, advocacy, horticulture and land stewardship.


 

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Protecting Our Oaks

Justin Vineyards just cut down hundreds of Oaks Justin Vineyards is coming under fire for clear-cutting oaks from their property outside Paso Robles. Justin is owned by The Wonderful Company, who also owns Teleflora, Halo’s, Pom Wonderful, Fiji water and other... read more

Protecting Our Oaks

Justin Vineyards just cut down hundreds of Oaks Justin Vineyards is coming under fire for clear-cutting oaks from their property outside Paso Robles. Justin is owned by The Wonderful Company, who also owns Teleflora, Halo’s, Pom Wonderful, Fiji water and other... read more

The Invasion of Veldt Grass

This image shows the demarcation between SLO Co. Land Conservancy (left) and CA State-owned properties (right) During the second week in May I accompanied Lindsey Whitaker, Cal Poly graduate student and recipient of a Malcolm McLeod scholarship, to her research plots... read more

Volunteer with CNPS-SLO

We are searching for our next Secretary, Hospitality chair, and Newsletter editor. Want to learn more? Call Bill Waycott at (805) 459-2103 or send him an email at bill.waycott@gmail.com.


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June Chapter Meeting 7:00 pm
June Chapter Meeting @ SLO Vets Hall
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm
June Chapter Meeting @ SLO Vets Hall | San Luis Obispo | California | United States
The three Cal Poly graduate student recipients of our chapter’s Malcolm McLeod Scholarship will be the featured speakers at the June 2016 Meeting. They will present information on the projects the chapter is sponsoring. Lindsey[...]
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Morro Mania Field Trip 7:30 am
Morro Mania Field Trip
Jun 18 @ 7:30 am
Morro Mania Field Trip
Join Andrea and Bill on the Fifth Anniversary Hike, a one-day ascent of the five publicly accessible Morros, near San LuisObispo and Morro Bay. All five Morros can be hiked in succession (see schedule listed[...]
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  • Black -tailed deer copyright Marlin Harms
    Gardening in deer-prone areas
  • manzanita c Marlin Harms
    California Native Plants for Your Garden
  • By Andy Murray (New Zealand honey bee on clover) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
    Honeybees and Native Plants
  • submit your photo
    Opening the World through Journaling
  • copyright marlin harms
    Native Plants with Fragrance
  • mountain bluebird c Marlin Harms
    California Native Plants that Attract Birds
  • California Wildflower
    Layia platyglossa
  • Schoenoplectus californicus
  • Wild and Domesticated Oats (Avena spp.)
    Avena fatua & A. barbata
  • Stachys bullata
  • Atriplex watsonii
  • Beach sun cups illustration
    Camissonia cheiranthifolia
  • Monolopia lanceolata
  • Ice Plant illustration, copyright Bonnie Walters
    Carpobrotus chilensis and C. edulis
  • Penstemon heterophylla
  • Urtica dioica
  • Ramalina menziesii
  • Umbellularia californica
    Umbellularia californica
  • California Polypody illustration by Bonnie Walter
    Polypodium californicum
  • Quercus douglasii
  • Amanita phalloides
  • Asparagus asparagoides illustration by Bonnie Walters
    Asparagus asparagoides
  • Flannel Bush (Fremontodendron californicum)
    Fremontodendron californicum
  • Calystegia macrostegia
  • Silene laciniata
  • Bush Poppy (Dendromecon rigida)
    Dendromecon rigida
  • Bermuda grass
    Cynodon dactylon
  • Arctostaphylos - manzanita
    Mystery Manzanita in the Elfin Forest
  • vernal pools illustration
    Vernal Pool with Downingia
  • Filaree illustration
    Erodium moschatum
  • Valley Oak Snag
  • Calandrinia ciliata
  • spear orache
    Atriplex patula
  • creek dogwood
    Cornus sericea
  • Oval Leaved Snapdragon (Antirrhinum ovatum)
    Antirrhinum ovatum
  • Kellogg Oak
    Quercus Kelloggii
  • Cucurbita palmata
    Cucurbita palmata
  • Oenothera deltoides
    Oenothera deltoides

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