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!

Spring 2019

Spring Awakening
A new era for California biodiversity

In this issue:

  • A conversation with iNaturalist creator Ken-ichi Ueda
  • California Plant Rescue: Hope for the fture in seeds collected today
  • Insect-Friendly Gardens
  • California Wildflowers guide

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


Recent issues

Winter 2018

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

Flora Archives

Volume 1

  • Spring 2018
    Read about Vernal pools, advice for year-round color, and conference photo, art, and botanic tattoo contest winners.
  • Fall 2017
    Esri’s Jack Dangermond on an extraordinary world. Plus fall native plant recipes, Tejon Ranch, and Ford Ord restoration.
  • Winter 2018
    Featuring behavioral ecologist Doug Tallamy, the North Coast dunes, and the Re-Oak Wine Country effort.

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