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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 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!

See Upcoming Redbud Events for more information.
For field trips, see Upcoming Redbud Field Trips.
Other upcoming events of interest.

Trying to Reschedule for November 18, 2017

Field Trip Saturday, November 4, 2017
Fall Color at Rock Creek Trail

Rock Cree Field TripWhen: Saturday, November 4, 2017 9:00am
Where: Rock Creek Nature Trail
(off Highway 20, on Forest Road 20-3)

We visited this trail in the spring to appreciate the diversity of orchid species and are now returning to enjoy fall colors!

Early November is a great time to visit Rock Creek to see Mountain and Creek Dogwoods, Big Leaf Maples, California Hazelnuts, and other California Natives put on a show! 

Restrooms and picnic tables at trailhead.
This hike is suitable for children; we encourage families to attend.

Drive Highway 20 east from Nevada City for 6 miles. Make a left turn at the “Forestry Conservation Camp” sign and follow the paved road for about a mile. Look for the “Rock Creek Nature Trail” sign at the left turn. Drive about 1.5 miles of unpaved road to the trailhead parking.

Please RSVP:

Carpooling is encouraged so please let us know if you are interested in carpooling in the RSVP form and we will pick an appropriate location to meet.

Lots of water, sunscreen, rain gear/windbreaker, and hat. Plan to bring a sack lunch to extend the opportunity to continue native-plant conversations.

Redbud Plant Propagation Group

Native Plant Seed Exchange and Seed Propagation Workshop
(date and location to be determined based on interest). 

Grown from seedsMembers of the Redbud Propagation Group have been collecting seeds all summer and fall from a wide range of local native plants growing in our gardens.  We will bring these seeds to exchange and share tips on growing specific species. 

CEmail   to become a member of the Redbud Propagation Group, and to get details and/or register for this event.

Grown from seeds

Note:  We also hope to schedule a workshop on propagating native plants from cuttings if there is enough interest (date & location to be determined) -- we will need at least 12 confirmed registrants.  There will be a materials fee to cover the cost of rooting hormones, pots, and potting mix.  Cuttings from several varieties of local native plants will be available. Let us know if you are interested in participating in this propagation workshop by emailing

Books by Redbud Chapter – CNPS

Wildflowers, 2d Ed.New!

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.





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


Trees and Shrubs


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

Member discount if purchased directly from Redbud Chapter

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
Chet Blackburn 530-885-0201, or
Jeanne Wilson 530-570-8009,

Tahoe's Spectacular Wildflower Trails

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