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  • Where to Buy Native Plants - California Native Plant Society
    Background and Results Volunteer Signup RPTH Event Calendar Critical Rare Plant Data Needs Data Collection Reporting Annual RPTH Award Winners Stories from the Field Funding and Support Rare Campaign About the Program Vegetation Program Services Manual of CA Vegetation The Online Manual 2009 2nd Edition of the Manual State Natural Communities List MCV State Classification List Vegetation Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Map Reports Sampler Newsletters Alliances Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative MCV Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Comm Initiative Contact Program Staff Gardening Program About the Program Why Garden with Natives Benefits of Native Plants Calscape Native Plant Database Native Plant Garden Signs The Three P s of Native Gardening CNPS Landscaper Certification Planning Your Garden Getting Started Habitat Gardening School Gardens Patio Gardens Sample Garden Plans Ditch Your Lawn Where to Buy Natives Events Calendar Identifying Native Plants Propagation Native Plant Resources For Your Home Garden Arboretums Botanic Gardens Invasive Weeds Pest Management Invasive Weeds Managing Pests Native Plant Lists Horticultural Research Gardening Blog Where to Buy Native Plants Chapter Plant Sales Most local CNPS Chapters host native plant sales at various times throughout the year where they sell native plants that can be incorporated into your home landscapes In addition your local chapter will be able to provide regional growing and resource information and address gardening issues specific to where you live To contact your local chapter access our State location map and click on the area where you live Native Plant Nurseries These nurseries are primarily either retail or retail and wholesale a few are wholesale only Most are in Northern California except for mail order sources and a few outstanding nurseries They sell primarily

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  • CNPS Events Calendar - California Native Plant Society
    Treasure Hunt for Seaside Bittercress Field Trip North Coast May 07 2016 May 07 2016 TBD Redwood National and State Parks Quail Hollow Ranch Wonders Field Trip Santa Cruz County Felton May 07 2016 May 07 2016 10 00am 3 00pm Quail Hollow Ranch Native Plant Sale Plant sale Willis Linn Jepson Benicia May 07 2016 May 07 2016 9 00am 3 00pm Benicia Community Garden Spring Plant Sale in Benicia Plant sale Willis Linn Jepson Benicia May 07 2016 May 07 2016 9am 3pm Heritage Presbyterian Church Mother s Day Wildflower Walk South Yuba Trail Field Trip Redbud Nevada City May 08 2016 May 08 2016 9 00am 3 00pm South Yuba Trail near Washington Mother s Day Walk at McLaughlin Reserve Lake County Field Trip Sanhedrin Lower Lake May 08 2016 May 08 2016 10 00am 2 00pm McLaughlin Reserve Black Mountain regrowth in Lusardi Creek Watershed Field Trip San Diego San Diego May 09 2016 May 09 2016 10am 1pm Lusardi Creek Watershed Rare Dudleyas of the Santa Monica Mountains Talk Presentation L A Santa Monica Mtns Encino May 10 2016 May 10 2016 7 30pm Sepulveda Garden Center Plant Walk Audubon Canyon Ranch s Modini Mayacamas Preserve Field Trip Marin San Rafael May 10 2016 May 10 2016 8 00am 3 00pm Meet at 8 00am at Smith Rd Park N Ride or at 9 00am at Pine Flat Rd and Red Winery Rd Perspective Forty Years Among the Natives Talk Presentation San Diego Del Mar May 11 2016 May 11 2016 6pm San Diego Horticulture Society Surfside Race Place Plant Exploring in the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Talk Presentation North Coast Arcata May 11 2016 May 11 2016 7 30pm Six Rivers Masonic Lodge The Secret Trees of the Sierra de Guadalupe Canyon Talk Presentation Yerba Buena San Francisco May 11 2016 May 11 2016 7 30pm Recreation Room San Francisco County Fair Building Habitat Restoration Samuel P Taylor State Park Volunteer Opportunity Marin Lagunitas May 13 2016 May 13 2016 1 00pm 3 00pm Samuel P Taylor State Park Restore Huckleberry Park Volunteer Opportunity East Bay Oakland May 14 2016 May 14 2016 9 30am Huckleberry Park Patrick s Point State Park Ivy Pull and Hike Field Trip North Coast Arcata May 14 2016 May 14 2016 9 00am 12 00pm Patrick s Point State Park Wildflower Walk in the Orleans Area Field Trip North Coast May 14 2016 May 14 2016 10 00am TBD Walk on the Wild Side Field Trip Sacramento Valley Sacramento May 14 2016 May 14 2016 8 00am Morrison Creek Josephine Saddle Field Trip San Gabriel Mountains Palmdale May 14 2016 May 14 2016 9 00am Josephine Saddle Wildflower Wander Field Trip Sanhedrin Hopland May 14 2016 May 14 2016 10 00am 12 00pm Hopland Research Extension Center El Portal Fire Wildflowers Field Trip El Portal May 14 2016 May 14 2016 9 00am Yosemite National Park Briones Blue Oak and Spengler Trails Field Trip East Bay Lafayette

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  • Identifying Native Plants - California Native Plant Society
    List MCV State Classification List Vegetation Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Map Reports Sampler Newsletters Alliances Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative MCV Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Comm Initiative Contact Program Staff Gardening Program About the Program Why Garden with Natives Benefits of Native Plants Calscape Native Plant Database Native Plant Garden Signs The Three P s of Native Gardening CNPS Landscaper Certification Planning Your Garden Getting Started Habitat Gardening School Gardens Patio Gardens Sample Garden Plans Ditch Your Lawn Where to Buy Natives Events Calendar Identifying Native Plants Propagation Native Plant Resources For Your Home Garden Arboretums Botanic Gardens Invasive Weeds Pest Management Invasive Weeds Managing Pests Native Plant Lists Horticultural Research Gardening Blog Identifying Native Plants So often when out on a hike visiting public gardens or just touring gardens around your neighborhood we see a plant or flower that we like and wonder if it is native to California and whether or not it will work in our own gardens Will it attract pollinators Is it compatible with what is already planted in your garden Or if not a native is it an invasive species that could spread beyond the confines of your own garden While some plants cannot be easily identified without a complex key or even a microscope most of the more common plants can be identified by an amateur botanist with an eye for detail One good way is to make a sketch or journal entry of the plant and the flower identifying key characteristics size shape and color of flower leaf stem and fruit if available and habitat details in your drawing or notes and then accessing one of the sites below

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  • California Native Plant Propogation - California Native Plant Society
    Three P s of Native Gardening CNPS Landscaper Certification Planning Your Garden Getting Started Habitat Gardening School Gardens Patio Gardens Sample Garden Plans Ditch Your Lawn Where to Buy Natives Events Calendar Identifying Native Plants Propagation Native Plant Resources For Your Home Garden Arboretums Botanic Gardens Invasive Weeds Pest Mgmt Invasive Weeds Managing Pests Native Plant Lists Horticultural Research Gardening Blog About the Program Rare Plant Inventory Lichens of Conservation Concern Rare Plant Ranking System Ranks 2A and 2B Rare Plant Data Status Review Process Rare Plant Forums Rare Plant Status Review Rare Plant Phenology Rare Plant Photos Locally Rare Plants Botanical Survey Guidelines Rare Plant Treasure Hunt Background and Results Volunteer Signup RPTH Event Calendar Critical Rare Plant Data Needs Data Collection Reporting Annual RPTH Award Winners Stories from the Field Funding and Support Rare Campaign About the Program Vegetation Program Services Manual of CA Vegetation The Online Manual 2009 2nd Edition of the Manual State Natural Communities List MCV State Classification List Vegetation Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Map Reports Sampler Newsletters Alliances Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative MCV Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Comm Initiative Contact Program Staff Gardening Program About the Program Why Garden with Natives Benefits of Native Plants Calscape Native Plant Database Native Plant Garden Signs The Three P s of Native Gardening CNPS Landscaper Certification Planning Your Garden Getting Started Habitat Gardening School Gardens Patio Gardens Sample Garden Plans Ditch Your Lawn Where to Buy Natives Events Calendar Identifying Native Plants Propagation Native Plant Resources For Your Home Garden Arboretums Botanic Gardens Invasive Weeds Pest Management Invasive Weeds Managing Pests Native Plant Lists Horticultural Research Gardening Blog California Native Plant Propagation Collecting

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  • Native Plant Resources - California Native Plant Society
    Garden Plans Ditch Your Lawn Where to Buy Natives Events Calendar Identifying Native Plants Propagation Native Plant Resources For Your Home Garden Arboretums Botanic Gardens Invasive Weeds Pest Management Invasive Weeds Managing Pests Native Plant Lists Horticultural Research Gardening Blog Native Plant Resources CNPS Chapters Books and Publications Discussion Boards Identifying Native Plants Gardening Tips Garden Links CNPS Chapters Your Local CNPS Chapter is an excellent resource for regional information about native plants appropriate for home and public gardens Many chapters offer gardening workshops field trips to view native landscapes and other activities Find your local chapter on the Chapter Map Native Plant Lists Many local chapters also keep lists of native plants that work well in home gardens Link coming soon top of page Books and Publications Fremontia CNPS publishes Fremontia a botanic journal in which articles on native gardens and incorporating plants in native gardens are often published Print copies of the journal are included in CNPS membership and older versions of the journal can be found here CNPS Bulletin CNPS also publishes a quarterly newsletter called the Bulletin which highlights news and events of interest to CNPS members Print copies of the Bulletin are mailed to CNPS members and older versions can be found here Chapter Newsletters Most CNPS chapters also publish regular newsletters that are distributed to members of their chapter Many chapters post their newsletters on their websites Find your local chapter The CNPS Store carries a number of books on topics relating to growing natives and how to incorporate them into your own garden See our Online Store for information on native plant gardening books that can be purchased on line from CNPS Pacific Horticulture Magazine published by the non profit Pacific Horticulture Foundation carries many articles on incorporating California native plants in the home garden CNPS members receive a discount to annual subscriptions to Pacific Horticulture Bay Nature Magazine published by the Bay Nature Institute contains articles about natural habitats in the San Francisco Bay Region and often has information about native plants suitable for the garden CNPS members receive a discount to annual subscriptions to Bay Nature Manzanita the newsletter of Friends of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden also contains high quality articles about native plant gardening top of page Discussion Boards Growing Natives Discussion Forum a CNPS sponsored forum for native plant horticulture related discussions top of page Identifying Native Plants Native Plant Exchange CalFlora CalPhoto top of page Gardening Tips Ten Tips for Saving Gallons of Water in the Garden this Year Sherri Osaka Bay Area Plants for Habitat Jeffrey Caldwell Southern California Native Plants for School and Urban Gardens Part 1 Part 2a Part 2b Part 3 Watering Natives in Dry Times Friends of Sausal Creek How to have a Native Plant Garden Part 1 Part 2 Peyton Ellas The Non Lawn Front Yard From Tree of Life Nursery Alternatives to Lawns Deva Luna Sustainable Landscape Contractor with EarthCare Landscaping Replace the Lawn Tree of Life Nursery Pruning Your

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  • Arboretums and Botanic Gardens - California Native Plant Society
    Plant Treasure Hunt Background and Results Volunteer Signup RPTH Event Calendar Critical Rare Plant Data Needs Data Collection Reporting Annual RPTH Award Winners Stories from the Field Funding and Support Rare Campaign About the Program Vegetation Program Services Manual of CA Vegetation The Online Manual 2009 2nd Edition of the Manual State Natural Communities List MCV State Classification List Vegetation Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Map Reports Sampler Newsletters Alliances Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative MCV Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Comm Initiative Contact Program Staff Gardening Program About the Program Why Garden with Natives Benefits of Native Plants Calscape Native Plant Database Native Plant Garden Signs The Three P s of Native Gardening CNPS Landscaper Certification Planning Your Garden Getting Started Habitat Gardening School Gardens Patio Gardens Sample Garden Plans Ditch Your Lawn Where to Buy Natives Events Calendar Identifying Native Plants Propagation Native Plant Resources For Your Home Garden Arboretums Botanic Gardens Invasive Weeds Pest Management Invasive Weeds Managing Pests Native Plant Lists Horticultural Research Gardening Blog Arboretums and Botanic Gardens Botanical gardens harbor exciting and important native plant collections with all kinds of variation and diversity Native plants in botanic gardens feature regional flora and are often displayed as plant communities or groups of plants much like they would grow in a naturally occurring ecosystem Cultivars are identified in each display or grouping of plants Interpretive panels are often posted so one can read brief but first rate information about the plants and plant communities while strolling through the gardens Many botanic gardens feature classes workshops and lectures or sponsor field courses and trips Most of the botanic gardens in California are closely associated with and

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  • Pest and Weed Management - California Native Plant Society
    Botanic Gardens Invasive Weeds Pest Mgmt Invasive Weeds Managing Pests Native Plant Lists Horticultural Research Gardening Blog About the Program Rare Plant Inventory Lichens of Conservation Concern Rare Plant Ranking System Ranks 2A and 2B Rare Plant Data Status Review Process Rare Plant Forums Rare Plant Status Review Rare Plant Phenology Rare Plant Photos Locally Rare Plants Botanical Survey Guidelines Rare Plant Treasure Hunt Background and Results Volunteer Signup RPTH Event Calendar Critical Rare Plant Data Needs Data Collection Reporting Annual RPTH Award Winners Stories from the Field Funding and Support Rare Campaign About the Program Vegetation Program Services Manual of CA Vegetation The Online Manual 2009 2nd Edition of the Manual State Natural Communities List MCV State Classification List Vegetation Sampling Classification Mapping Mapping Guidelines Field Forms Protocols Classification Map Reports Sampler Newsletters Alliances Associations Vegetation Resources Vegetation Program Initiatives Carrizo Plain NM Veg Project Grassland Initiative MCV Database Project N Sierra Foothills Veg Map S Sierra Foothills Veg Surveys Rare Plant Comm Initiative Contact Program Staff Gardening Program About the Program Why Garden with Natives Benefits of Native Plants Calscape Native Plant Database Native Plant Garden Signs The Three P s of Native Gardening CNPS Landscaper Certification Planning Your Garden Getting Started Habitat Gardening School Gardens Patio Gardens Sample Garden Plans Ditch Your Lawn Where to Buy Natives Events Calendar Identifying Native Plants Propagation Native Plant Resources For Your Home Garden Arboretums Botanic Gardens Invasive Weeds Pest Management Invasive Weeds Managing Pests Native Plant Lists Horticultural Research Gardening Blog Invasive Weeds Pest Management Invasive weeds pests and insects can create havoc in your garden Invasive weeds crowd out native plants escape from cultivated areas and take over native plant habitat in natural areas Insects create problems in your garden when the natural balance that exists between native plants

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  • Invasive Weeds - California Native Plant Society
    Weeds Pest Management Invasive Weeds Managing Pests Native Plant Lists Horticultural Research Gardening Blog Invasive Weeds The temperate climate broad range in elevation and latitude and rich soils found in California sustain a rich diversity of native plants throughout the state This same rich environment can support many species of plants from around the world Some are beautiful and useful while others become invasive pests These invasive plants are fierce competitors that threaten California s native biodiversity and ecosystems Unfortunately about 450 plants originally imported for use in ornamental horticulture in California have jumped the fence Along with invasive plants of other origins these escapees create serious environmental problems Without the natural controls found in their place of origin invasive weeds move quickly into agricultural areas and wild lands In the home garden they can become a significant weeding chore but their infiltration into agricultural and natural areas are a disaster for land stewards and a financial drain for both farmers and consumers In natural landscapes waterways and recreation areas are impacted by decreased quality of animal habitat and increased risk of wildfires as invasive weeds take over and crowd out native vegetation The costs to manage the problem are overwhelming click here to see an analysis of the funds spent annually to eradicate invasive weeds in California Invasive weeds are the second greatest threat to biodiversity and ecosystems after human caused habitat destruction How You Can Help Stop the Spread of Invasive Plants CNPS supports control and where possible eradication of invasive weeds click here to view our policy on invasive weeds PDF 47k The most important and economical way to control invasive plants is to prevent their introduction quarantine While the California Department of Food and Agriculture CDFA maintains programs to prevent the introduction of pest plants it is up to all of us to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species Seeds as well as entire plants must not be brought into the state unless they are in compliance with quarantine regulations Early Detection with Rapid Response is the second most important and economical method of controlling invasive plants Eliminate them before they spread is a sound strategy when dealing with invasive plants You can help by calling your local County Agricultural Commissioner or Weed Management Area if you come across a population of a possible or known invasive plant Click here to find information on reporting invasive plants If you live in the nine county San Francisco Bay Area you can contact the Bay Area Early Detection Network by accessing their website You can also help stop the spread of invasive plants by being careful with clothing and equipment that has been worn or used when traveling from one area to another Vehicles animals and pets and clothing can carry invasive plants from here to there Make sure that any nursery stock you buy or sell is free of invasive weeds Most of all remember that many invasive plants begin as ornamental introductions sold in

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