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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


Newspaper In Education Supplement

Posted October 14, 2015

Delivered in the Tampa Bay Times

The Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education program, with funding from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust, has produced a curriculum supplement on ornamental horticulture with Florida Native Plants for distribution to schools and with newspapers.

Topics covered in the supplement include invasive exotic plants, advantages of landscaping with natives, Florida Friendly(tm) landscape principles, garden design, growing zones, creating wildlife habitat, landscaping with wildflowers, trees, palms, and edible plants. There are lots of references for students to find more information, and suggestions for related projects and exercises that students can do.

The 16-page, tabloid-sized insert will be delivered with the Times on Friday, Oct. 30. It will be distributed to high schools in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties and inserted into all editions of the Tampa Bay Times.

Schedule for April 30 - May 7, 2016 Cuba Trip

Posted November 05, 2015

The final schedule for the April 30 - May 7 Cuba trip to be led by the T.R.E.E. Insititue is available. If you have not had the opportunity to participate in one of these FNPS sponsored trips, maybe now is the time!   Click here to down load the schedule.

 If you register for this trip, please mail your application, do not email it as the organizer will be out of the country and won't get her email.  It looks like it should be a wonderful trip.


Posted November 01, 2015

From Nature Wise TV Channel (YouTube video).  Enjoy this clip -- Nature Wise sells the complete video, and several of our chapters have purchased copies for members to enjoy.

FNPS 2016 Endowment Grant Research Awards and Conservation Grant Awards

Posted October 07, 2015

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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Doing some online holiday shopping?

You can help FNPS while you shop and it won't cost you anything!

Use our Amazon links to buy
all your merchandise.
We have listed books here on the blog and on our website dealing with Florida native plants, native ecosystems, and sustainable landscaping with links to Amazon. If you use our links when you purchase these books, FNPS receives a referral fee.

BUT you can also help FNPS when you purchase anything from Amazon. Just use one of our book links to get into Amazon and then search for other items on your list from there. FNPS will receive referral fees for your whole shopping list.

See? Wasn't that easy??

Here are some new or interesting books you many be interested in for yourself or as a gift:

Principles of  Ecological Landscape Design
by Travis Beck
Your Florida Guide to Butterfly
 A guide for the Deep South

by Jaret Daniels
Attracting Hummingbirds and
Butterflies in Tropical Florida

by Roger Hammer

Everglades Wildflowers: A Field Guide to
the Wildflowers, Trees, Shrubs and
Woody Vines of the Florida Keys

by Roger Hammer
Native Florida Plants for
Shady Landscapes

by Craig Huegel
Forgotten Grasslands of the South
by Reed Noss

The Art of Maintaining a Florida Native Landscape by Ginny Stibolt (Note: 50% of the royalties will be paid directly to FNPS.)Native Florida Plants by  Robert Haehle & Joan BrookwellFlorida's Best Native Landscape Plants 200 Readily Available Species for Homeowners and Professionals
by Gil Nelson
Your donation supports the FNPS Mission

As the year draws to a close, please remember to support your Florida Native Plant Society with an extra donation.
FNPS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation is FNPS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible. To provide funds that will enable us to protect Florida's native plant heritage, please consider joining or renewing at the highest level you can afford.. 

The Mission of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.

The Society fulfills this mission through:
  • Support for conservation land acquisition
  • Land management that enhances habitat suitability for native plants
  • Education
  • Public policies that protect our native flora, especially rare species
  • Research on native plant species
  • Encouragement of local landscaping practices and policies that preserve Florida's native pla

Thanks to all our members, a group of hard working and dedicated volunteers who work on behalf of our beautiful state.

Written & posted by Ginny Stibolt

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