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20th Annual Sale of San Francisco Native Plants: Saturday October 25, 2014

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The Yerba Buena Native Plant Sale is an opportunity to find a great many native plant species that aren’t readily available at garden centers. Our focus and offerings, as always, will be native plants local to our chapter area: San Francisco and northern San Mateo County, including Montara and San Bruno Mountains. These are the species already adapted to our area’s climate, soils, and habitats--and are also important to our local fauna.

Many of the plants for sale will have been 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:

To assist with your plant selections, you will find:

Books and posters will also be available for purchase.

Fall is the ideal time for planting. The Annual Plant Sale is 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!

Cash and checks (sorry, no credit cards) will be accepted for plant and book sales. (Membership applications accept credit info. Please join us!) For additional information, or to volunteer to help with the plant sale, contact Ellen Edelson (415-531-2140 or

San Francisco Native Plants Available at the 2014 Sale

Click a name to see pictures at CalPhotos.

Scientific Name Common Name   Scientific Name Common Name
Achillea millefolium coast yarrow   Aesculus californica California buckeye
Ambrosia chamissonis silver beachweed, beach burlupine   Anaphalis margaritacea pearly everlasting
Angelica hendersonii coast angelica   Aquilegia formosa red or western columbine
Arabis blepharophylla coast rockcress   Armeria maritima sea thrift, sea pink
Artemisia californica California sagebrush   Artemisia douglasiana mugwort
Artemisia pycnocephala dune sagebrush   Asclepias fascicularis narrowleaf milkweed
Aster chilensis California aster   Athyrium filix-femina lady fern
Baccharis pilularis coyote bush   Berberis pinnata barberry, oregon grape
Calamagrostis nutkaensis nutka reed grass   Calystegia purpurata coast morning glory
Camissonia cheiranthifolia beach primrose   Ceanothus thyrsiflorus blueblossom
Chlorogalum pomeridianum soap plant, common   Clarkia rubicunda farewell to spring, ruby chalice clarkia
Cornus sericea American, creek, red-twig dogwood   Corylus cornuta californica California hazelnut
Danthonia californica California oatgrass   Deschampsia caespitosa tufted hairgrass
Dudleya farinosa bluff lettuce   Elymus glaucus blue wildrye
Epilobium canum California fuchsia   Ericameria ericoides mock heather
Erigeron glaucus seaside daisy   Eriogonum latifolum coast buckwheat
Eriophyllum stachaedifolium lizard tail   Erysimum franciscanum Franciscan wallflower
Festuca californica California fescue   Festuca rubra red fescue
Fragaria chiloensis beach strawberry-ALHS   Fragaria vesca woodland strawberry
Garrya elliptica coast silktassel   Grindelia hirsutula var. maritima San Francisco gumplant
Grindelia stricta marsh gumplant, coastal gumplant   Heracleum lanatum cow parsnip
Heteromeles arbutifolia toyon, Christmas berry   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   Juncus patens wire grass
Lavatera assurgentiflora malva rose, island mallow   Lonicera hispidula vine honeysuckle
Lonicera involucrata twinberry honeysuckle   Marah fabaceus manroot, wild cucumber
Melica californica onion grass   Melica torreyana Torrey's melic
Mimulus aurantiacus sticky monkeyflower   Mimulus guttatus seep monkey flower
Mimulus cardinalis scarlet monkeyflower   Monardella villosa coyote mint
Myrica californica wax myrtle   Nassella lepida foothill stipa, small flowered stipa/needlegrass
Nassella pulchra purple needlegrass   Oemleria (Osmaronia) cerasiformis oso berry
Pentagramma triangularis goldback fern   Phacelia californica california or bluff (or purple?) phacelia
Polygonum paronychia dune knotweed   Polypodium californicum California polypody
Polystichum munitum sword fern   Potentilla glandulosa sticky cinquefoil
Prunella vulgaris var. lanceolata self heal   Prunus ilicifolia ssp. ilicifolia hollyleaf cherry
Quercus agrifolia coast live oak   Rhamnus californica coffeeberry
Ribes malvaceum chaparral currant   Ribes sanguineum var.glutinosum pink flowering currant
Rosa californica California rose   Rubus parviflorus thimbleberry
Rubus spectabilis salmonberry   Rubus ursinus California blackberry
Salix lucida shining willow   Salvia spathacea hummingbird sage
Sambucus mexicana blue elderberry   Sambucus racemosa (S. callicarpa?) red elderberry
Satureja douglasii yerba buena   Scrophularia californica bee plant
Sedum spathulfolium common stonecrop   Sicalcea malvaeflora checkerbloom
Sisynchrium bellum blue-eyed grass   Sisynchrium californicum yellow-eyed grass
Smilacena racemosa fat Soloman's seal   Smilacena stellata slim Soloman's seal
Symphoricarpos sp snowberry   Tanacetum camphoratum dune tansy
Tellima grandiflora fringe cups   Triteleia laxa Ithuriel's spear
Viola adunca dog or blue violet