Native Plant Books

Native Plant Books


Beginner Books



Wildflowers of California

A Month-by-Month Guide
by Laird Blackwell





Plants of Northern California: A Field Guide to Plants West of the Sierra Nevada

by Eva Bagley





Intermediate Books


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by Linda H. Beidleman and Eugene N. Kozloff (May 22, 2014)



Advanced Books


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The new edition of John Thomas Howell’s classic 1949 Marin Flora is co-authored by Wilma Follette, Catherine Best, and Frank Almeda, Senior Curator of Botany at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, and is a joint project of the Marin Chapter of the CNPS and the California Academy of Sciences.

 Download the 2012 Supplement to this Flora



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The Jepson Manual, Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition

 Definitive guide to the vascular plants found in California.




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CNPS Online Store Books




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California Natural History Guides – UC Press