Other Resources

To learn more about California native plans, or to access other plant databases, visit the sites listed below. If you know of a source that should be listed on this page, please email

General Information: CNPS

CNPS (California Native Plant Society) is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to "Preserving and Protecting California Native Plants and Their Habitats." Their website contains links to information about gardening with natives, plant lists by region, care guides, and availability.


Botanical Databases

These databases contain mostly botanical information, focused on taxonomy, ecology, and anatomy/morphology. If you are trying to identify a plant, see the "Identification" section below.

Horticultural Databases

Horticultural databases are the best place to find information on care and management of plants, including information on their general behavior, appearance, and important characteristics.