North Coast CNPS

Wildflower Show

Spring Wildflower Show and Native Plant Sale
the North Coast celebration of wild California plants
May 1-2-3, 2020

NOTE: Same great events, now in TWO PLACES--Jefferson Community Center and Freshwater Farms.

Spring Wildflower Show  (see Plant Sale below)
            Jefferson Community Center, 1000 B St., Eureka.
                        May 1, Friday, 2-8 p.m.
                        May 2 & 3, Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
                                    Contact: Susan 707-672-3346

  • special lectures and displays on pollintation and pollinators
  • hundreds of fresh flowers, native and non-native
  • Wildflower art workshop Friday, 7 p.m. 707-677-0927
  • experts to identify your wild plant
  • invasive plant game
  • wildflower posters and postcards and plant books to buy
  • Admission free. Everyone welcome.  Handicap accessible.

 Native Plant Sale
            Freshwater Farms Reserve,
5851 Myrtle Ave., Eureka,
a property of the Northcoast Regional Land Trust, where cows and coho live side-by-side
                        May 2 & 3,  Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
                                    Contact: Chris 826-0259

  • over 120 species grown by our chapter
  • thousands of plants from five local nurseries
  • good perennials for pollinators
  • beautiful bulbs
  • many species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees
  • don't forget the ferns and succulents
  • experienced gardeners to help you; plants for a variety of planting needs
  • list of species at>Gardening>Native Plant Sales
  • cash, check, or credit card
  • Please bring a box to carry home your plants.


Speakers at the Wildflower Show

 Friday, May 1
            7 p.m. Art Night. Artists Annie Reid, Joyce Jonte, and Patricia Sennott will provide a creative and congenial atmosphere for artists, from beginners to professionals, to sit down together and draw the flowers of their choice borrowed from the show.  Please tell us you are coming 677-0927.

Saturday, May 2
11 a.m. Speaker 1
              3 p.m. Speaker 2  

Sunday, May 3
            12 noon. "Speaker 3
              1:30 p.m. Speaker 4

Displays at the Wildflower Show

Pollination: What it is, how it happens, why it is essential

Native American Cultural Plants.  Edible, medicinal, and cultural-use plants of importance to the Wiyot Tribe.

Wild Edible Plants.  See favorite edible, native plants that you can grow outside your door for your consumption, while providing native habitat for native wildlife.

Invasive Plants.  Learn what common garden species are invading our wildlands. 

Plants of the Dunes.  Friends of the Dunes brings a sampling from the dunes to you.

Six Rivers National Forest.  Stunning photographs of a beautiful habitat and its flower inhabitants. 


Teachers' Resources - these are downloadable .pdf files

Flower parts (12 KB) Flower activities (5 KB)
Pollination (222 KB) Uses of native plants (4 KB)
Five flower types (508 KB) Is it OK to pick wildflowers? (5 KB)






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