FNPS is one of the few organizations actively supporting research for conservation of Florida's native plants.

We are proud to have sponsored research that will assist in best managing our unique species and ecosystems. We are also proud to have assisted many young ecologists in their doctoral and masters projects.

Special Project: Liatris seed

FNPS was assisted the Florida Wildflower Foundation by administering a grant to test Liatris species for use as roadside plantings.  The research was completed and the report submitted the the Wildflower Foundation.


Call for Research Track Papers and Poster Presentations

The Florida Native Plant Society Annual Conference will be held in Daytona Beach, Florida, May 18-22, 2016.  The Research Track of the Conference will include presented papers and a poster session on Friday May 20 and Saturday May 21.  Researchers are invited to submit abstracts on research…


Research Grants

FNPS annually provides grants for research leading to the conservation of Florida native plants. These grants are funded through donations from our Endowment Fund, from our general membership fees, and from targeted donations from individuals and chapters. Grants are provided based on funding available and on the quality of applications received.

The list below lists the most recent projects that we have funded. Click here for a full list of Endowment Grant recipients.

Pesticides and pollination of imperiled plants of the Lower Florida Keys
Brittany Harris (Florida International University, 2016)
Florida’s hammocks and the separation of generations in ferns
Jerald Pinson (University of Florida, Department of Biology, 2016)
Improving analyses of diversity in the imperiled Pine Rockland plant community
Lauren Trotta (University of Florida, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, 2016)