Native Plant Sales

Several times per year CNPS Yerba Buena Chapter hosts local native plant sales. 

Our two FALL 2017 NATIVE PLANT SALES were a great success! Thanks to all the volunteers, artists, members and non-members who participated.

We're busy propagating plants from our local seed stock now. Please check back for our Spring 2018 Sale!

Many of the plants were grown by chapter volunteers from seeds, cuttings, or divisions-- from garden plants or other sources from our chapter area. Great efforts are made to learn the provenance of the plants at our sale, as we understand the importance of maintaining a local gene pool.

Growing locally native plants in your garden is an important way to:

  • Attract pollinators, including native bees, butterflies, moths, and birds--for your pleasure and their benefit
  • Provide for endangered species (such as by growing host and nectar plants for the Green Hairstreak butterfly)
  • Enhance corridors for native wildlife
  • Use less water (thereby less energy pumping that water)
  • Save money on utility bills
  • Reduce the use of fertilizers and pesticides
  • Have a beautiful, colorful, lively garden
  • Inspire your neighbors to do the same!

To assist with your plant selections, you will find:

  • A plant list of our 2016 offerings on our website prior to the sale
  • Articles and links on “Gardening with Natives“–always on our website
  • Plants grouped roughly according to their general plant community of origin
  • Signage indicating the plant type, habit, size, soil preferences, and wildlife interest for each species
  • Photos of the flower and/or form of each plant
  • Volunteers with native gardening expertiseon hand
  • Books and other materials available for reference.
  • Books and posters will also be available for purchase.

Our Plant Sales are Yerba Buena Chapter’s primary source of funding; it enables us to put on our programs --and strive to fulfill our mission. Get great plants for your garden and help support CNPS!

Plant sizes are from 2" to 5 gallon. Quantities and sizes will vary by species. Prices are generally, but not always: 2"--$3.00, 4"--$5.00, 1 gal--$10.00, 5 gal--$25.00 to 35.00. All plants priced as marked. Tax is included. Cash, checks or credit cards will be accepted for plant and book sales. For additional information, or to volunteer to help with the plant sale, contact Ellen Edelson (415-531-2140 or

A sampling of San Francisco Native Plants Available at our sales:

Click a name to see pictures at CalPhotos.

Scientific Name Common Name Scientific Name Common Name
Abronia latifolia yellow sand verbena Acaena pinnatifida California acaena/sheepburr
Acer macrophylla bigleaf maple Achillea millefolium coast yarrow
Aesculus californica California buckeye Agoseris grandiflora California dandelion
Alnus rubra red alder Ambrosia chamissonis beach bur, silver beachweed
Anaphalis margaritacea pearly everlasting Angelica hendersonii coast angelica
Aquilegia formosa red or western columbine Arbutus menziesii madrone
Armeria maritima sea thrift, sea pink Artemisia californica California sagebrush
Artemisia douglasiana mugwort Artemisia pycnocephala dune sagebrush
Asarum caudatum wild ginger Astragalus nuttallii Nuttall's milk vetch, loco weed
Athyrium filix-femina lady fern Atriplex californica California saltbush
Atriplex leucophylla beach saltbush Baccharis pilularis coyote brush
Calamagrostis nutkaensis Nutka reed grass Calystegia occidentalis bush or western morning glory
Calystegia purpurata coast morning glory Calystegia soldanella beach morning glory
Camissoniopsis cheiranthifolia beach primrose Ceanothus gloriosis 'Anchor Bay' Anchor Bay or Point Reyes ceanothus, California lilac
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus blue blossom Chlorogalum pomeridianum soap plant
Clematis ligusticifolia virgin's bower Clinopodium douglasii (Satureja) yerba buena
Cornus sericea creek or red-twig dogwood Corylus cornuta californica California hazelnut
Danthonia californica California oatgrass Deschampsia caespitosa tufted hairgrass
Dichondra donelliana California ponysfoot or dichondra Dudleya farinosa bluff lettuce
Elymus glaucus blue wildrye Ericameria ericoides mock heather, California Goldenbush
Erigeron glaucus seaside daisy Eriogonum grande rubescens red buckwheat
Eriogonum latifolium coast buckwheat Eriophyllum stachaedifolium lizard tail
Erysimum franciscanum Franciscan wallflower Eschscholzia californica California poppy
Festuca californica California fescue Festuca rubra red fescue
Fragaria chiloensis beach strawberry Fragaria vesca woodland strawberry
Frangula californica (Rhamnus) coffeeberry Fremontodendron californicum flannel bush
Galvezia speciosa island snapdragon Garrya elliptica coast silktassel
Gilia capitata blue field or bluehead gilia Grindelia sp. gumplant
Grindelia stricta angustifolia marsh or coastal gumplant Heracleum maximum cow parsnip
Heteromeles arbutifolia Toyon berry, Christmas berry Heterotheca sessiflora hairy golden aster
Heuchera micrantha alum root, coral bells Holodiscus discolor oceanspray, creambush
Hordeum brachyantherum meadow barley Horkelia californica California horkelia
Iris douglasiana Douglas iris Iris longipetala coast iris, long-petaled iris
Juncus effusus soft rush Juncus patens wire grass
Koeleria macrantha June grass Lavatera assurgentiflora island mallow, malva rosa
Lomatium dasycarpum lace parsnip Lomatium utriculatum bladder parsnip
Lonicera hispidula vine honeysuckle Lonicera involucrata twinberry honeysuckle
Lupinus albifrons silver bush lupine Lupinus arboreus yellow bush lupine
Lupinus chamissonis silver beach lupine Lupinus variicolor varied lupine
Maianthemum stellata slender Solomon's seal Marah fabaceus manroot, wild cucumber
Melica californica onion grass Mimulus aurantiacus sticky monkeyflower
Mimulus guttatus seep monkey flower Monardella villosa coyote mint
Morella californica wax myrtle Muhlenbergia rigens basket grass
Oemleria cerasiformis oso berry Oenothera elata hookeri evening primrose
Pentagramma triangularis goldback fern Perideridia kelloggii Kellogg's yampah
Phacelia californica California or bluff phacelia Phalaris californica canary grass
Physocarpus capitatus Pacific ninebark Polygonum paronychia dune knotweed
Polypodium californicum California polypody Polystichum munitum sword fern
Potentilla anserina silverweed Potentilla glandulosa sticky cinquefoil
Prunella vulgaris var. lanceolata lance leaf self heal Prunus ilicifolia ssp. ilicifolia hollyleaf cherry
Pseudognaphalium ramossisimum pink everlasting/cudweed Quercus agrifolia coast live oak
Ranunculus californicus California buttercup Ribes aureum var. gracilarium golden currant
Ribes malvaceum chaparral currant Ribes sanguineum var.glutinosum pink flowering currant
Rosa californica California wild rose Rosa gymnocarpa wood or dwarf rose
Rubus parviflorus thimbleberry Rubus spectabilis salmonberry
Rubus ursinus California blackberry Salvia apiana white or sacred sage
Salvia spathacea hummingbird sage Sambucus nigra (mexicana) blue elderberry
Sambucus racemosa red elderberry Sanicula arctopoides footsteps of spring
Scrophularia californica bee plant Sedum spathulfolium common stonecrop
Sidalcea malviflora checkerbloom Sisyrinchium bellum blue-eyed grass
Sisyrinchium californicum yellow-eyed grass Solanum umbellifereum blue witch/nightshade
Stachys ajugoides woodmint Stipa lepida foothill or small flowered stipa/needlegrass
Stipa pulchra purple needlegrass Symphoricarpos alba v. laevigatus snowberry
Symphyrotrichum chilense California aster Tanacetum bipinnatum dune tansy
Taraxia ovatum (Camissonia) sun cup Tellima grandiflora fringe cups
Triteleia laxa Ithuriel's spear Vaccinium ovatum huckleberry
Vancouveria hexandra inside out flower Vicia gigantea giant vetch
Viola adunca dog or blue violet Wyethia angustifolia narrowleaf mule's ears
Zauschneria canum California fuchsia