California’s plants – people – places

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CNPS Flora magazine launched in 2017 as the newest addition to CNPS publications. Published quarterly, each issue includes inspiring interviews, conservation updates, native gardening advice, and beautiful photo essays. We hope you enjoy this membership benefit!

Winter 2020

Field Notes
Stories of discovery and beauty

In this issue:

  • An Unlikely Resurrection
  • Ferns
  • Bill Craven on Policy
  • Native Plant Art Challenge

Flora is a quarterly print magazine available only to CNPS members.


Recent issues

Fall 2019

In this issue: Responsible Riding, Carbon Sequestration, Native Floral Arrangements, and Fun with Photosynthesis

Summer 2019

Summer in the Garden, Fire Recovery, An Antidote to the Attention Economy, and Victory at Union Mine High School

Spring 2019

A conversation with iNaturalist creator, California Plant Rescue, Insect-Friendly Gardens, and California Wildflowers guide.

Flora Archives

Volume 2

  • Winter 2019
    In this issue: Native Brews, Living with Fire, The Law You Need to Know, Rare Plant Treasure Hunt
  • Fall 2018
    Taking a Stand, Ohlone Culture Revitalized, Mapping the Present for the Future, and Native Gardening for HOAs

Volume 1

  • Summer 2018
    Restoring the North Coast’s Rock Gardens, Reflections on Citizen Impact, The Race to Stop the Shot Hole Borer, and Botanical Day Trips
  • Spring 2018
    Read about Vernal pools, advice for year-round color, and conference photo, art, and botanic tattoo contest winners.
  • Winter 2018
    Featuring behavioral ecologist Doug Tallamy, the North Coast dunes, and the Re-Oak Wine Country effort.
  • Fall 2017
    Esri’s Jack Dangermond on an extraordinary world. Plus fall native plant recipes, Tejon Ranch, and Ford Ord restoration.

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