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Native Plant Societies

Almost every state in the US and territory in Canada has a native plant society or a wildflower society (or both!) These nonprofits provide critical resources, seeds, and scholarship for their communities. Often, membership is very affordable ($15-25 USD a year.) 

United States

Alabama

Alabama Wildflower Society
11120 Ben Clements Rd., Northport, AL 35475
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Alaska

Alaska Native Plant Society
P.O.Box 141613, Anchorage, AK 99514-1613
Website  |   Facebook

Arizona

Arizona Native Plant Society
Sun Station, P.O.Box 41206, Tucson, AZ 85717-1206
Website  |   Facebook   |   YouTube

Arkansas

Arkansas Native Plant Society
813 Oak St. 10A, Conway, AR 72032
Website   |   Facebook   |   YouTube 

California

California Native Plant Society
2707 K St., Suite 1, Sacramento, CA 95816-5113
Website  |   Facebook   |   Instagram

California is 163,000+ square miles—it’s no surprise they need a few sub-chapters, organized by region:

East Bay Chapter Website
Sacramento Valley Chapter Website
San Diego Chapter Website
Santa Cruz Chapter Website
Santa Clara Chapter Website
SLO Chapter Website

Colorado

Colorado Native Plant Society
1536 Wynkoop St., Alliance Center, Suite 91, Denver, CO 80202
Website   |   Facebook

Connecticut

Connecticut Botanical Society
P.O. Box 9004, New Haven, CT 06532-0004
Website   |   Facebook

Delaware

Delaware Native Plant Society
P.O. Box 369, Dover, DE 19903
Website   |   Facebook

District of Columbia

Botanical Society of Washington
Smithsonian Institution, Dept. of Botany, NHB/166, Washington, DC 20560
Website   |   YouTube

Florida

Florida Native Plant Society
P.O.Box 278, Melbourne, FL 32902-0728
Website   |   Facebook   |   YouTube

Florida has multiple chapters of the Native Plant Society, organized by region. Find your regional chapter here.

Georgia

Georgia Native Plant Society
P.O. Box 422085, Atlanta, GA 30342-2085
Website   |   Facebook

Hawaii

Native Hawaiian Plant Society
P.O.Box 5021, Kahului, Maui, HI 96733-5021
Website   |   Facebook

Idaho

Idaho Native Plant Society
P.O.Box 9451, Boise, ID 83707-3451
Website   |   Facebook   |  YouTube

Illinois

Illinois Native Plant Society
P.O. Box 271, Carbondale, IL 62903
Website   |   Facebook

Indiana

Indiana Native Plant Society
P.O. Box 501528, Indianapolis, IN 46250
Website   |   Facebook   |   YouTube

Iowa

Iowa Native Plant Society
Dept. of Botany, Iowa State University, Ames, IA   50011-1020
Website   |   Facebook

Kansas

Kansas Native Plant Society
University of Kansas, 2045 Constant Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66047-3729
Website   |   Facebook

Kentucky

Kentucky Native Plant Society
PO Box 6862, Frankfort, KY 40602
Website  |  Facebook   |   Instagram |   YouTube

Louisiana

Louisiana Native Plant Society
Caroline Dorman Road, Saline, LA 71070
Website  |  Facebook

Maine

Maine is associated with Native Plant Trust, located in Massachusetts

Native Plant Trust
180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, Massachusetts 01701
Website   |   Facebook   |   Instagram |   YouTube

Maryland

Maryland Native Plant Society
P.O. Box 4877, Silver Spring, MD 20914
Website   |   Facebook   |   YouTube

Massachusetts

Native Plant Trust
180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, Massachusetts 01701
Website   |   Facebook   |   Instagram |   YouTube

Michigan

Wildflower Association of Michigan
15232 24 Mile Rd, Albion, MI 49224-9562
Website   |   Facebook

Minnesota

Minnesota Native Plant Society
PO Box 20401, Bloomington, MN 55420
Website   |   Facebook

Mississippi

Mississippi Native Plant Society
Millsaps College, Box 15037, Jackson, MS 39210-0001
Website   |   Facebook

Missouri

Missouri Native Plant Society
PO Box 440353, St. Louis, MO 63144-4353
Website   |   Facebook

Montana

Montana Native Plant Society
P.O. Box 8783, Missoula, MT59807-8783
Website   |   Facebook   |   YouTube

Nebraska

Nebraska Native Plant Society
Wayne State College, 1111 Main Street, Wayne, NE 68787
Website   |   Facebook

Nevada

Nevada Native Plant Society
P.O. Box 8965, Reno, NV 89507-8965
Website   |   Facebook

New Hampshire

New Hampshire is associated with Native Plant Trust, located in Massachusetts

Native Plant Trust
180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, Massachusetts 01701
Website   |   Facebook   |   Instagram |   YouTube

New Jersey

The Native Plant Society of New Jersey
Cook College, 102 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
Website   |   Facebook   |   YouTube

New Mexico

Native Plant Society of New Mexico
734 North Reymond St., Las Cruces, NM 88005
Website   |   Facebook   |   Instagram

New York

New York Flora Association
New York State Museum, 3140 CEC
Albany, NY 12230
Website   |   Facebook   |   Instagram

North Carolina

North Carolina Native Plant Society
Totten Garden Center, 3375, U. N. Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375
Website   |   Facebook   |   YouTube

North Carolina also has chapters, organized by region. Find your chapter here.

Ohio

The Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio
6892 Highland Dr., Solon, OH 44139
Website

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Native Plant Society
PO Box 14274, Tulsa, OK 74159
Website   |   Facebook

Oregon

Native Plant Society of Oregon
P.O.Box 902, Eugene, OR 97440
Website   |   Facebook

Oregon also has chapters, organized by region. Find your chapter here.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Native Plant Society
P.O. Box 807, Boalsburg PA 16827.
Website   |   Facebook

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Wild Plant Society
P.O. Box 114, Peace Dale, RI 02883-0114
Website

South Carolina

South Carolina Native Plant Society
P.O. Box 21266, Charleston, SC 29413
Website   |   Facebook

South Dakota

Great Plains Native Plant Society
P.O.Box 461, Hot Springs, SD 57747
Website

Tennessee

Tennessee Native Plant Society
P.O. Box 159274, Nashville, TN 37215
Website   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   YouTube

Texas

Native Plant Society of Texas
P.O. Box 3017, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-1929
Website   |   Facebook   |   YouTube

Texas is a HUGE state; there are also local chapters, organized by region. Find your chapter here.

Utah

Utah Native Plant Society
P.O.Box 520041, Salt Lake City, UT 84152-0041
Website   |   Facebook

Vermont

Vermont is associated with Native Plant Trust, located in Massachusetts

Native Plant Trust
180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, Massachusetts 01701
Website   |   Facebook   |   Instagram |   YouTube

Virginia

Virginia Native Plant Society
400 Blandy Farm Lane, Unit 2, Rt. 2, Box 214, Boyce, VA 22620
Website   |   Facebook   |   Instagram

Washington

Washington Native Plant Society
6310 NE 74th St, Ste. 215E, Seattle, WA 98115
Website   |   Facebook   |   Instagram

West Virginia

West Virginia Native Plant Society
P.O.Box 808, New Haven, WV 25265
Website   |   Facebook   |   Instagram

Wisconsin

Botanical Club of Wisconsin
Wisc. Acad. Arts, Sciences, 1922 University Ave., Madison, WI 53705
Website   |   Facebook

Wyoming

Wyoming Native Plant Society
P.O.Box 2449, Laramie, WY 82073
Website   |   Facebook   |   Instagram

Looking for Canadian native plant societies? Scroll on to find them.

Looking for native plants by region?

From the American Northeast to the South, we’ve got you covered.

Canada

Alberta

Alberta Native Plant Council
52099, Garneau PO, Edmonton, AB  T6G 2T5
Website

British Columbia

Native Plant Society of British Columbia
Suite 195 -1917 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver BC V6J 1M7
Website

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Botany Club
868 Charlotte St., Fredericton, NB E3B 1M8
Website

Newfoundland & Labrador

Wildflower Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
St. Johns, NL, A1C 5S7
Website

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St., Halifax, NS B3H 3A6
Website

Ontario

Field Botanists of Ontario
R. R. No. 1, Acton, ON L7J 2L7
Website

Quebec

FloraQuebeca
4101, rue Sherbrooke Est, Montreal, QC H1X 2B2
Website

Saskatchewan

Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan
PO Box 21099, Saskatoon, SK S7H 5N9
Website

Whew, you made it! 

It’s exciting to see so many native plant societies throughout North America, whose mission is to promote, educate, and inspire all of us to plant native. Many of these groups have been doing this work for decades—even generations.

Join your local chapter, follow their Facebook and Instagram accounts, and visit their events when you can. You’ll find other like-minded people who also believe in having gorgeous landscapes that support butterflies, birds, and hummingbirds—for way less work than lawns or non-native plants.

See you at a future native plant society event! In the meantime—happy planting.