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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SAVE THE DATE 2018 Annual CNPS Pot-Luck Banquet | Saturday January 20, 2018 5:30 to 9:30pm

NEW LOCATION Morro Bay Veterans Memorial Building, 209 Surf Street, Morro Bay | Details coming soon

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  • Growing Grounds Farm Plant Sale
    11:00 am-4:00 pm
    09-19-2017

    3740 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    3740 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

    Growing Grounds Farm is a non-profit wholesale nursery located in San Luis Obispo. Growing Grounds offers California natives, Mediterranean perennials, succulents, restoration and mitigation plants, a wide variety of grasses, and a selection of perennial herbs.

    Growing Grounds Farm is a wholesale nursery and does not sell directly to the public except on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m

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  • CNPS-SLO Board of Directors Meeting
    6:00 pm-7:30 pm
    09-21-2017

    1521-1537 Froom Ranch Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, USA

    1521-1537 Froom Ranch Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, USA

    CNPS-SLO Board of Directors meeting, Thursday, Sept. 21st, 6:00 – 7:30pm, Community Room, Whole Foods Market, San Luis Obispo.  All interested persons are encouraged to attend and contribute their ideas during the meeting.  All are welcome!

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  • Workshop: Survey of a Rare Plant Habitat
    8:30 am-11:30 am
    09-30-2017

    Corner of Highland Drive and Broderson, Los Osos

    Corner of Highland Drive and Broderson, Los Osos

    Rare Plant Workshop

    Saturday, Sept 30th, 8:30 – 11:30 am, Second survey of a rare plant habitat workshop, Los Osos

    If you have an interest in collecting data at a rare plant habitat site, please join plant biologists Melissa Mooney and Bill Waycott for this workshop.

    San Luis Obispo County is home to many rare plant habitats, most of which have not been surveyed in many years. We will work in teams to identify and record the dominant plant species within a 60-foot radius from a predetermined GPS point. We plan to survey other rare plant habitats in the county over the next two years. This data will be forwarded to the state office for inclusion in the Manual of California Vegetation.

    Please meet at the corner of Highland Drive and Broderson Ave. in Los Osos. Bring a clipboard, sharpened pencil with a good eraser, a phone or device that reads GPS locations (if available), along with a hat, water, and snacks.

    For more information, contact Melissa at (805) 459-8099, mjmoon@charter.net.

Resources

  • Black -tailed deer copyright Marlin Harms
    Gardening in deer-prone areas
  • 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
  • California native plant sources image
    Nurseries and Sources for Native Plants
  • copyright marlin harms
    Native Plants with Fragrance
  • mountain bluebird c Marlin Harms
    California Native Plants that Attract Birds
  • Plants that Attract Butterflies

Native Plants

  • cirsium occidentale var compacta
    Cirsium occidentale var. compactum
  • Erigeron glaucus
    Erigeron glaucus
  • Brodiaea terrestris c Marlin Harms
    Brodiaea terrestris
  • Bloomeria humilis
    Bloomeria humilis
  • Calystigia subacaulis var. episcopalis
    Calystigia subacaulis var. episcopalis
  • Senegalia greggii

Native Plants