Cover of Redbud book, Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties, California, 2nd Edition Cover of Redbud book, Trees and Shrubs of Nevada and Placer Counties, California

The Redbud Chapter of CNPS has written and published two books – Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties (2nd Ed.) and Trees and Shrubs of Nevada County. Together, these two books provide a comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide to the native flora of Nevada and Placer Counties, which are home to almost 40 percent of all plant species native to California.

Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer County

Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties, California   2nd Ed. (2017)

$29.95   (discount for members if purchased from Redbud)

 “In this labor of love, experts give us a personal guide to fantastic flowers and spectacular botanical destinations. Whether you read it in a comfortable chair or perched in a foothill meadow, you will find this book more than a guide to the flowers. It is a treasure map that leads you to a wild California that heals, refreshes and inspires.”

Dan Gluesenkamp, former Executive Director, California Native Plant Society

 “Prepare to wallow in the wildflower splendor of the northern Sierra with this must-have masterpiece. The Sierra’s spring and summer denizens await you. Grab this inviting and user-friendly compendium and fill your hearts and souls with nature’s beauties. John Muir would have loved to have this book in his rucksack.”

Joe Medeiros, Professor Emeritus in Botany, Editor-in-Chief, Sierra College Press

See article from Auburn Journal, May 30, 2017, “Book on Placer and Nevada County Wildflowers Gets Update.”

Trees and Shrubs of Nevada and Placer Counties

Trees and Shrubs of Nevada and Placer Counties, California (2014)

$34.95  (discount for members if purchased from Redbud)

“Featuring hundreds of full color photos, the new book not only serves as a guide to wild trees and shrubs but also an inspiration to gardeners who want to incorporate more native plants into their suburban landscapes.”

Debbie Arrington, Home and Garden – Sacramento Bee

“How fortunate we are in this community to have enthusiastic people who write, photograph, and work together for many months to express their passion for and knowledge of our native flora.”

Carolyn Singer, Author – Deer in My Garden and The Seasoned Gardener

Where to Buy Redbud Books

Visit your local bookseller at one of the following locations.


California Welcome Center.  1103 High Street
PARC (Protect American River Canyons).
Wild Bird Station.  1153 Grass Valley Highway (in Victorian Village)
Winston Smith Books.  933 Lincoln Way

Bassetts (north of Sierra City)

Bassetts Station.  100 Gold Lake Road
San Francisco State, Sierra Nevada Field Campus.  (Hwy 49, one mile north of Bassett’s Station)


Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center.  White Mountain Road


American River Nature Center.  348 Main Street (Highway 49)

Dutch Flat

Golden Drift Museum.  32820 Main Street

Graeagle (or Sierra Buttes – Lakes Basin Recreation Area)

Elwell Lakes Lodge.  (7 miles south of Highway 89 off Gold Lake Road)

Grass Valley

Book Seller.  107 Mill Street
Briar Patch.  290 Sierra College Drive
Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply.  125 Clydesdale Court
Sierra Timberline.   324 Idaho Maryland Road

Lee Vining

Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitors Area.   1 Visitors Center Drive

Nevada City

Earth Store.   310 Broad Street
Harmony Books.   231 Broad Street
J.J. Jackson. 244 Commercial Street
Remedy Garden.  412 Commercial Street

Penn Valley

South Yuba River State Park.   Bridgeport Visitors Center


Sierra College Bookstore.  5100 Sierra College Boulevard


Maidu Museum.  1970 Johnson Ranch Road 

Sierra Buttes – Lakes Basin Recreation Area – (See Graeagle.) 

Sierra City (see Bassetts Station)

Tahoe City

Alpenglow Sports.   415 North Lake Boulevard

Tahoe Vista

Perennial Nursery.   6891 North Lake Boulevard


Bespoke.   10131 Donner Pass Road
Donner Memorial State Park (Emigrant Trail Museum).   12593 Donner Pass Road
Truckee Ranger Station.   10811 Stockrest Spring Road

Buying Redbud Books Online

Books can be purchased online through the CNPS store and at Redbud Chapter’s online sales.

Store owners and managers wishing to purchase books wholesale, please contact Julie Becker.