FNPS Promotes

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

Slide show photographs by Shirley Denton


Florida Wildlife Federation Chooses FNPS as Conservation Organization of the Year!

Posted February 21, 2017
Added by Shirley Denton for Catherine Bowman

The Federation chose FNPS because of the conservation work conducted by the organization year after year.  

Award Announcement

If you would like to attend the award banquet, tickets can be purchased from the Florida Wildlife Federation.  Banquet information and accommodations information can be found in their newsletter at http://www.fwfonline.org/Newsletters/2016/FFWN_30_2.pdf.  Check out the native plant and bee articles in the same newsletter!

FNPS thanks the Florida Wildlife Federation for  giving us this prestigeous honor!

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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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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The Latest from the Blog

Posted February 22, 2017
Added by Donna Bollenbach

Wednesday's Wildflower: Yellow Jessamine

I could not think of a better native wildflower to feature in February than Yellow Jessamine, Gelsemium sempervirens . After reading Roger Hammer's sinister portrayal of this "pretty and evil” native, your appreciation for its lovely flower and fragrance will be restored by the poem “Yellow Jessamine” written by Constance Fenimore Woolson in 1874.
Thank you to Peg Urban, who brought this poem to my attention when she remembered it from a past issue of the Palmetto.   Read the full blog here.

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 and people. 

Click here for a sneak peek at some of our speakers for 2017.


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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