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Yerba Buena Chapter's Annual Fall Native Plant Sale

Saturday, October 24th, 1-5pm
Miraloma Park Improvement Clubhouse, 350 O'Shaughnessey Blvd, San Francisco

Volunteers needed! To get involved, please contact Ellen Edelson at 415-531-2140 or

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!

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

San Francisco Native Plants Available at the 2015 Sale

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