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The Redbud Chapter of CNPS

Second Edition of Wildflowers of Nevada
and Placer Counties
 Now Available!!

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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.

Castle Pass Field Trip
Saturday, July 22, 2017 8:30 am

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Meeting Location:
Take Boreal/Castle Peak exit off Highway 80 East (Exit 176). Turn right at the stop sign. Take an immediate left at the T intersection, and go approximately 1/4 mile to the parking lot.

Hike Description:
Susan Chalpin will lead this hike. The diversity of plant communities is amazing, including meadows, wildflowers abounding along streams, granite erratics, and the biggest western white pine Susan has ever seen!

The trail is moderate and graduates up to volcanic Castle Pass where the vistas are incredible. Approximately 5 miles round trip.

This trip will be limited to 10 participants, RSVP required:
You will receive an email confirmation on the evening of Friday, July 21.

What to bring:
Bring snacks / lunch, lots of water, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, and hat; walking stick(s) may also be helpful.

August, 2017 Lecture: Mycorrhizal Fungi          
         Guest speaker: Tea Chesney, Mycologist
         Wednesday, August 23. 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
         Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City.

October, 2017 Lecture: Tending the Wild
          Guest speaker: Dr. M. Kat Anderson
          Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
          Sierra Foothills Unitarian Universalists, 190 Finley St, Auburn

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
local booksellers 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)