Members make a difference.
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
California has more plants than any other state in the nation.
At least one third of California’s native plants are found nowhere else in the world.
Plants are the foundation of our ecosystems.
web of life.
Saves the California
Recent News & Stories
A conversation about the inspiration for Matt's latest book, botany's emerging hipster status, and the one thing he most wants to instill in his students.
"What we’re asking for is to be listened to. As the first people of this place, I feel that’s the respect we should have," Vincent Medina.
Blend into the scenery and strike a #PlantPose. Share your photos by Monday, October 22 for a chance to win prizes! Show us how plants move, look, and make you feel!