Native Plant Books

alan schoenherrFolks often ask us about our favorite native plant books. There are so many! Here is a list of a few. I’m sure we’re forgetting some. We’ll add them as we remember them.

A Natural History of California by Allan A. Schoenherr

Living Wild: Gardening, Cooking, and Healing with Native Plants of California by Alicia Funk & Karin Kaufman

California’s Changing Landscapes: Diversity and Conservation of California Vegetation by Michael Barbour, Bruce Pavlik, Susan Lindstrom, Frank Drysdale

California Native Plants for the Garden by Carol Bornstein, David Fross, and Bart O’Brien

Early Uses of California Plants (California Natural History Guides) by Edward K. Balls

Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification by Thomas J. Elpel

A Flora of Southern California by Philip A. Munz

A California Flora and Supplement by Philip A. Munz and David D. Beck