Who we are
California Native Plant Society is a diverse mix of scientists, gardeners, students, conservationists, and horticulture experts. Together, we’re each doing our part to save and celebrate California’s incredible native plant heritage.
Long Beach resident, Blanca Diaz, is changing her community’s connection to plants and the natural world. Through her organization Flora y Tierra and an inspiring Instagram presence, she’ invigorating a movement between Southern California indigenous cultures and the plants that make it home.
From the Blog
Ruling cited a range of issues, including, wildfire risks, climate change, protection of the endangered Quino Checkerspot Butterfly, and lack of affordable housing.
Governor Newsom signs CNPS-sponsored AB 223 into law, providing important new protections for California’s imperiled dudleyaAuthored by San Diego Assemblymember Chris Ward, AB 223 is part of an effort to stop rampant poaching of dudleya plants by making it illegal to remove them from state and private lands without a permit or landowner permission and by establishing penalties for those convicted of doing so. AB 223 is the first piece of California legislation that deals specifically with plant poaching.
Bloom! California is a statewide effort led by the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) to increase the promotion, sale and use of native plants. Over 75 nurseries have partnered to offer a curated selection of native plants, bolstered by accessible and inspirational educational resources for consumers, including a Gardener’s Guide, Bloom! California website, video series and more.