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!
Vol 5 No 4
In this issue: In Baja California, Seeking Solutions for Sage Poaching; How White Sage Went From an Indigenous Ceremonial Practice to Pop Culture’s Spiritual Cleansing Prop; and Spirit of the Sage Needs Protection
In this issue: We Need Nature–and Each Other–More Than Ever, Tiny Plants Close Up, After the Fires, and Navigating Nurseries
- Summer 2021
In this issue: Winged Weavers, Invisible Forces, Barnali Ghosh, and A Galvanizing Vision
- Spring 2021
In this issue: Seeing Forests, Win for Dudleya, Common Ground, and Bringing Native Foods Home
- Winter 2021
In this issue: Turf to Surf, Aloha California, Steeped in Color, Tiny Voyagers, and Justice for Astragalus!
- Fall 2020
In this issue: Sacred Pollinators, Save Conglomerate Mesa, Living with Bumblebees, and Tastes of California
- Summer 2020
In this issue: The Right to Go Outside, Picturing Climate, CNPS Art Challenge Results, Sheltering in Place with Native Plants
- Spring 2020
In this issue: Natural Resources with Sec. Crowfoot, Restoring Fire to Sierra Habitats, Resilient Gardens, and Saving Walker Ridge
- Winter 2020
In this issue: An Unlikely Resurrection, Ferns, Bill Craven on Policy, and Notes from the Field
- Fall 2019
In this issue: Responsible Riding, Carbon Sequestration, Native Floral Arrangements, and Fun with Photosynthesis
- Summer 2019
In this issue: Summer in the Garden, Fire Recovery, An Antidote to the Attention Economy, and Victory at Union Mine High School
- Spring 2019
In this issue: A conversation with iNaturalist creator, California Plant Rescue, Insect-Friendly Gardens, and California Wildflowers guide.
- 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
- 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.
Flora articles you can read today
We talk with Brenda Gallegos and Belinda Faustinos, who are reconnecting people and nature as leaders in California’s Power in Nature Coalition.
Interview with Dr. Linh Anh Cat, learn about the underground world of fungi and bacteria that supports human health and ecosystems.
What traces of past oak trees reveal about their future. Oaks have survived — and thrived — in California among changing climates for millions of years.