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the Preservation, Conservation, and Restoration of the Native Plants and Native Plant Communities of Florida.

We provide scientifically sound information on native plants, their habitats, the wildlife that depends on them, and their management and culture

Photographs by Donna Bollenbach, Catherine Bowman, and Shirley Denton


Wednesday's Wildflower: Withlacoochee Noddingcap

Posted June 21, 2017
Withlacoochee Noddingcaps, Triphora craigheadii Luer
Submitted by Roger Hammer, Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society
The fragile, succulent stem of this native orchid averages 1"–2" tall with 1–4 broadly ovate, 3/8" leaves that are dark green above and purple below. Flowers are about 3/16" wide and last only 2 hours in the morning. Plants often produce 2 buds that open a week apart. What this means is that you need to be standing in front of plants in bud during June and July at about 10:00 o’clock in the morning and, if you’re lucky, a flower will open. A clue to a bud opening is it stands straight up the day before if opens. Otherwise the buds are nodding. If you miss it, you’ll have one more chance the following week. If you miss that chance, then you’ll have to wait another year.

Tour High Places with Indigo Travel This Fall

Posted May 31, 2017


Seeing Old Friends for the Very First Time

Submitted by Devon Higginbotham, Indigo Travel Company
If you’ve been to the Appalachians before, come with us to visit old friends.  If you haven’t been, come with me and I’ll introduce you to some of mine! Read this introduction to the FNPS Fall Plant Tour, and learn how you can join the fun...

Conference 2017 Photographs

Posted May 22, 2017

If you have photographs of the conference and field trips that you would like to share, we want them! Please send an email to the Web Team (webteam@fnps.org) and let us know how many you have.  We will either have you email them to one of us or we will ask you to upload them to our Flickr site.…

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FNPS Named Conservation Org of Year by Fl Wildlife Fed

Posted May 02, 2017

On April 21st, FNPS President Catherine Bowman, Past President Anne Cox, Board Members Ron Blair and Winnie Said (along with her husband Brian), and Development Director Andy Taylor accepted the Conservation Organization of the Year award from the Florida Wildlife Federation. The award was presented…

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