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2019 Fall Native Plant Sale!!!
October 5th, 2019
Banner Community Guild, Grass Valley


The Redbud Chapter of the California Native Plant Society welcomes all native-plant lovers in Nevada and Placer counties. We are dedicated to exploring, educating, researching, and writing about the diversity and beauty of our native flora. We:
  • Lead field trips to stunning foothill and mountain wildflower displays.
  • Offer 100s of locally adapted, hand-picked native plants at our fall sale.
  • Advocate for native flora and organize conservation projects.
  • Meet up to propagate plants and learn ethnobotany first-hand.
  • Publish two books on over 700 local wildflowers, trees and shrubs.
Together, we explore and restore nature, and find new friends!

Announcing Upcoming Redbud Chapter Events!

The Redbud Chapter
"Passionate about (Native) Plants”
Lecture Series
Time for all events is 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Socializing begins at 6:30 p.m.

Jewels of the Garden
California Native Bulbs, Corms & Rhizomes
Guest Speaker: Redbud Horticulture Chair Nancy Gilbert
Wednesday, September 25
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  
Madelyn Helling Library  
980 Helling Way, Nevada City
Member Meeting and Elections  
6:30 p.m.
California is blessed with one of the largest and most diverse number of bulb species in the world. They range from tiny plants only an inch high that require a hand lens to appreciate to spectacular lilies 8 or 10 feet tall. They grow in every habitat, from the coast to the great valley, from the hottest desert to the highest mountain.
Sierra Fawn Lily (Erythronium multiscapedeum)
Native California bulbs are unexcelled for beauty, range of shape and color. They are persistent and spread readily once mature; some can be found in large masses of tens of thousands.
They are indeed the jewels of the garden; the flowers reflect light and have a sheen that draws your eye, and they have brilliant colors and elegant, unique shapes that attract specialized pollinators — bulbs are great pollinator plants.
Peninsular Onion (Allium peninsulare)
Bulbs combine beauty, utility and ease of care — zero work once planted, you just need to protect them from gophers and deer. And you can even eat them — almost all have ethnobotanical uses.
Nancy's talk will focus on California native bulbs, corms and rhizomes that grow within our local region, as well as some very garden-worthy ones from other areas of California. The presentation will explain and illustrate various types of geophytes and their strategies for survival, how to successfully garden with our native bulbs, and their ethnobotany and ecological importance.  
The show includes a native bulb bloom calendar and includes detailed descriptions of each bulb species, illustrated with photos taken by Nancy and Ames, along with their specific horticultural preferences and requirements.
Bridges' Triteleia (Triteleia bridgesii)

For more information, contact secretary@redbud-cnps.org.

Other Events of Interest


Books by Redbud Chapter – CNPS

Wildflowers, 2d Ed.

Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties, California 2nd Edition (2017)    $29.95

Member discount if purchased directly from Redbud Chapter

See article “Book on Placer and Nevada County Wildflowers Gets Update,” Auburn Journal, May 30, 2017.


Trees and Shrubs


Trees and Shrubs of Nevada and Placer Counties, California (2014)   $34.95


Member discount if purchased directly from Redbud Chapter




Get more information about Wildflowers or Trees and Shrubs, or
a list of 
regional booksellers and other locations selling Wildflowers.


Redbud Member Discounts

Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties:  $25.50
Trees and Shrubs of Nevada and Placer Counties: $29.75

To purchase at the member price, contact:

Julie Becker 530-265-8197, jbecker@infostations.com or
Jeanne Wilson 530-570-8009, treasurer@redbud-cnps.org

Tahoe's Spectacular Wildflower Trails


See these

      Books by Redbud Members:

      (Julie Carville, Karen Weise, Alicia Funk, and Carolyn Singer)