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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


Do You Want to Help Preserve Florida's Native Plants and Natural Lands?

Posted July 15, 2017

Do you believe in living a life of purpose?  Do you have a few extra hours to spare?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, please consider joining us in our quest to preserve the native plants and natural lands that our pollinators, birds, and native species depend on for their existence.…

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The Valencia Peace Garden

Posted July 18, 2017

The Pine Lily Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (in Osceola County) has contributed the design for a local pollinator garden on the campus of Valencia College.  The garden is called “The Valencia Peace Garden” and will house a memorial to the Valencia students that perished in the…

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Volunteers Burned at Oakland Nature Preserve

Posted July 11, 2017

Did that headline get your attention?  Did you think this would be yet another sad news story?  No bad news here!  Nearly 20 volunteers spent Saturday, July 8th assisting a professional fire crew with a prescribed burn at Oakland Nature Preserve in Oakland, Florida.  Prescribed fire…

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Wednesday's Wildflower: Southern Beeblossom

Posted July 05, 2017
Wednesday’s Wildflower: Seaside Gentian, Eustoma exultatum

Submitted by Beryn Harty, Miami-Dade Chapter, resident of the lower Florida Keys

The beautiful Seaside Gentian, Eustoma exultatum, is a herbaceous wildflower found in brackish to fresh wet coastal areas, and inland in wet prairies. The stunning flowers are usually a shade of light to medium purple with a dark purple center, but some flowers appear almost white with dark purple centers.


Rain Forests and Waterfalls of the Appalachians Tour

Posted July 17, 2017

Rain Forests and Waterfalls of the Appalachians Tour September 10 – 15, 2017 Don’t let September slip away.  It will be here sooner than you think. Our native plant society is embarking on an adventure to the Appalachians this summer to botanize, socialize and explore the mountains on a refreshing…

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Conference 2017 Photographs Available for Viewing Now

Posted May 22, 2017

Go to the FNPS Flickr site to view the latest photographs from the conference:    https://www.flickr.com/photos/fnps/albums 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…

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Update on Pine Rocklands Restoration

Posted July 04, 2017

There is great news from the Pine Rockland restoration site at Zoo Miami that was funded by a 2016 conservation grant from the Florida Native Plant Society.  Five federally endangered Bartram’s hairstreak butterflies were seen at the restoration site on June 28, 2017.  Check out the video…

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A New Way to Support FNPS

Posted July 08, 2017

Do you have a vehicle that you no longer drive?  You can now donate it to FNPS.  Your donation will be tax deductable.  Click on the link below for more information.

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