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The Redbud Chapter of CNPS

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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 & 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!

See Upcoming Redbud Events for more information.
For field trips, see Upcoming Redbud Field Trips.

Smart's Crossing, Alta
Friday, May 19, 2017 at 9am

Meeting Time and Location for Carpooling: Parking is limited at the trailhead so carpooling is encouraged. Meet at 8:40am at Sierra Market (MarVal) 575 S. Auburn St, Colfax, CA.

Description: We will walk on a dirt road down to the Bear River below Drum Powerhouse Road in Alta, CA.  What is in bloom:  False Solomon's Seal, Larkspur, Bleeding Hearts, Striped Coral Root, Pacific Sedum, and others.

Level of Difficulty: Easy to Moderate. 100+ ft elevation change, + 2 miles roundtrip.

Bring: Water, snacks, insect repellant, hat for sun protection and other hiking essentials.

This hike is limited to 20 participants. Please RSVP at:

Other Spring Events of Interest

Nevada County  Celebration of Trails Saturday, June 3, 2017

Trees and Shrubs of
Nevada and Placer Counties, California

Coming Soon!

Wildflowers of
Nevada and Placer Counties, California
Second Edition

Store owners or managers wishing to purchase books wholesale
should contact: Julie Becker - jbecker[at]"