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Latest From The Blog:Wednesday's Wildflower

Posted January 18, 2017
Added by Donna Bollenbach


This weeks featured plant is Vachellia farnesiana, formerly Acacia farnesiana, Submitted by John Holyland, Mangrove Chapter, with a snippet from Roger Hammer about the name change in 2005. Don't miss it:


Northern Alabama Spring FNPS Tour, April 17 – 22nd, 2017

Posted January 04, 2017
Added by Shirley Denton for Devon Higgenbothem

Finally, a travel tour planned by native plant people FOR native plant people!  Join us in April 2017 as FNPS travels to northern Alabama to discover the native plants in the Bibb County Glades, the Bank Head Wilderness, Cane Creek Canyon Preserve, Little River Canyon National Preserve, AND MORE. …

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Call for Papers -- FNPS Annual Conference

Posted January 03, 2017

The Florida Native Plant Society Annual Conference will be held in Westgate River Ranch Resort, River Ranch, Florida, May 17-21, 2017.  The Research Track of the Conference will include presented papers and a poster session on Friday May 19 and Saturday May 20.  Researchers are invited to…

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Annual Letter from our President

Posted December 22, 2016
Added by Shirley Denton

Friends: Like many of you, I have a special connection to natural Florida.  For some FNPS members, this love started by exploring Florida’s wild, or not so wild, areas with friends and family. As the only girl in a family with three brothers (my treasured sister coming along much later) in a…

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2017 Annual Conference Speakers

Posted December 28, 2016
Added by Juliet Rynear

Connections:  Above and Below.      What an all-encompassing theme! It implies links, associations, bonds, assemblies, and networks. But it also refers to the way things relate and interact. Our speakers are leading authorities on the connections between plants, landscapes, wildlife…

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Landscape Brochures Are Ready the for New Year!

Posted December 30, 2016
Added by Donna Bollenbach (edited by Shirley Denton)

While you were enjoying the holidays, several members of FNPS were hard at work adding the final touches to the Six Comprehensive Regional Florida Native Landscape Brochures, and FNPS is excited to announce they are at the printer and scheduled to be complete the middle of January. This has been a long term, multi-year project of the Council of Chapters with thousands of hours put in by FNPS members.  

We are very excited that these have gone to print and will soon be available to our chapters to use for education and outreach.


FNPS Annual Awards

Posted December 12, 2016
Added by Juliet Rynear

FNPS is fortunate to have many dedicated and outstanding members who donate their time in support of our mission.  We honor your service each year at our annual Palmetto Awards ceremony, which takes place during the Annual Members Meeting at the conference.  Please take some time to help identify…

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Save Florida's Bromeliads: Conservation Website Launched

Posted January 02, 2017
Added by Juliet Rynear

The conservation project “Save Florida’s Bromeliads” has launched its website.  The group is comprised of land managers, organizations, scientists, and volunteers working together to save Florida’s bromeliads. Visit their website to learn more about how Florida’s native bromeliads are being threatened…

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Update on Amendment 1 Lawsuit by the FLorida Wildlife Federation

Posted December 08, 2016

On December 5, 2016, the Florida Wildlife Federation (FWF) and its allies were in court as to a lawsuit against the Florida Legislature for violating Amendment 1, the Water and Land Legacy Amendment passed in 2014 to increase conservation funding. Also in court were Plaintiffs for a similar case, including…

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Concerns -- from the Florida Conservation Voters organization

Posted December 21, 2016
Added by Shirley Denton

This text is quoted directly from an email prepared by the Florida Conservation Voters—As President-elect Donald Trump continues to assemble the leaders of key environmental agencies at the federal level, one thing is clear: this is shaping up to be the most anti-environment administration in…

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FNPS Landscape Awards

Posted November 09, 2016
Added by Juliet Rynear

Help Showcase the Beauty and Benefits of Florida’s Native Plants:  apply for a 2017 FNPS Landscape Award.   Categories: • Residential Single Family • Residential Multi-Family (including subdivisions) • Commercial (retail, office) • Industrial • Transportation (streetscapes, roadways,…

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FNPS 2017 Research and Conservation Awards

Posted October 11, 2016

The Florida Native Plant Society maintains an Endowment Research Grant program for the purpose of funding research on native plants. These are small grants ($1500 or less), awarded for a 1-year period, and intended to support research that forwards the mission of the Florida Native Plant Society…

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