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Native Plant Society of Texas

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Protecting the Texas environment through conservation, research and utilization

Native Plant Database

Search for plants that fit your landscape by soil type, sun/shade, height, and more

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Register Now for the Virtual 2023 Fall Symposium!

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Native Plant Society of Texas Fall Symposium broadcast from Nacogdoches, Texas November 9-11th.

In-person registration is now closed due to capacity, but you can still register for the virtual event now through 11/11/23!

Native Plants ...

Are drought-tolerant, naturally conserving our precious water resources

Provide habitat and food for birds, butterflies, bees and other wildlife

Don’t need special pampering or fertilizing

Are natural to their ecosystem

Help us maintain biological biodiversity

Shop Native Plants Near You!

The Native Plant Society of Texas partners with local nurseries and growers. Learn more about our NICE Program and start shopping.

Latest Chapter News

Local chapters across the state help promote the Native Plant Society of Texas mission while providing a social context which many members enjoy. Each chapter chooses projects according to the interests of their members, and organizes local field trips, meetings, plant sales and other events. Most chapters publish their own websites and newsletters.

Classes and Native Landscape Certification

Class Descriptions

Level 1 is a prerequisite for Level 2 and for Level 3. Subsequent levels may be taken in any order. NLCP is a state-wide program, but classes focus on the

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Gardening for Monarchs

Monarch & Milkweed Resources

Monarch Joint Venture About the Monarch Butterfly Learn about Milkweed Texas Parks and Wildlife Identification of Milkweeds (Illustrated Guide) Learn about Butterfly Gardens US Fish & Wildlife Schoolyard Habitat Project

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Monarch Waystation Requirements

Monarch Waystations are places that provide all the resources necessary for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration. A Monarch Waystation needs milkweeds, nectar plants, and some kind of

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Garden Grants

Monarch Garden Grants The Native Plant Society of Texas awards small grants to nature centers, schools, educational groups and others to help fund development of Monarch demonstration gardens or Monarch Waystations

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