California Native Plant Society
2707 K Street Suite 1
Sacramento, CA 95816-5113

The California Native Plant Society is a statewide nonprofit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California's native plants. The mission of the Society is to increase understanding and appreciation of California's native plants and to preserve them in their natural habitat through scientific activities, education, science, and conservation.

Chapter Activites:

        Monthly Vegetation Restoration Work Parties
        Third Sat, 9-12 am
        China Creek Undeveloped County Park
        Centerville, Smith Road, So of Hwy 180
        Contact (559) 855-4519

        Fall Native Plant Sale
        Last Saturday in September
        Contact (559) 266-0145

As Announced
        Field Trips
        Special interest Meetings
        Contact (559) 243-0815

Join the California Native Plant Society Membership includes the quarterly CNPS journal, Fremontia: the quarterly Bulletin, which gives statewide news and announcements of Society activities and conservation issues; and Sequoia Chapter newsletter, Carpenteria (

For information about the Sequoia Chapter of CNPS (Fresno and Kings County), phone (559) 243-0815

Web Sites with Native Plant Information

CNPS Web site
CNPS policy on sowing wildflowers
Wildflower Seed Sources (Clyde Robin Seed Co., 510/785-0425) (Larner Seeds, 415/868-9407) (Wildflower Seed Co., 800/456-3359)
Proposed UC MERCED web site Information UCMerced/ Documents. htm (Caltrans Campus Parkway study)
www.webpages. ainet. com/sburke/
Web sites Gleaned From Other Sources (Cal Fish & Game, 12/08 update of listed endangered, threatened and rare plants of California.)

Explanation with detailed, reproducible diagrams of the parts of a flower.

Activity sheet by Scott Foresman Science.

The California chaparral is a plant community composed of small shrubs and bushes that are adapted to fire.

Explanation of why chaparral is important, with excellent graphics.

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