What We Do

We’re on a mission to save California’s native plants and places using both head and heart. CNPS brings together science, education, conservation, and gardening to power the native plant movement.

Why We Do It

Klamath Mountains darlingtonia.
Klamath Mountains darlingtonia.


California has more plant species than any other state in the nation.


At least one third of California’s native plants are found nowhere else in the world.

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Plants are the foundation of our ecosystems.

Saving plants
saves places.

Credit Dennis Mudd.

Supports the
web of life.

California coastline. Credit Bob Wick.

Saves the California
we love.

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