The Native Plant Society of Texas was started in the Fall of 1980 by Carroll Abbott of Kerrville and sponsored by several members of the faculty of Texas Woman’s University
By Ernest Tremayne, Kerrville Chapter The Native Plant Society of Texas was founded April 25, 1981, at Texas Women’s University. “Texas Wildflower Day” was to be celebrated annually on the
The Native Plant Society of Texas is proud to be affiliated with many organizations who share and support our mission of research, conservation and utilization of native plants and native
By Bill Ward Botanists say that Texas is home to over 7,000 species of vascular plants, including native, naturalized, non-native, crop and forage, and introduced perennial ornamental species. Nearly 5,000
Our Mission The mission of the Native Plant Society of Texas is to promote conservation, research and utilization of native plants and plant habitats of Texas through education, outreach, and example.
Our Annual Awards
The Benny J. Simpson Fellows Award is presented to a member for service and work for the enrichment of the Society at the state, regional or chapter level. It is
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Visit these internet resources for award winning digital publications featuring Texas native plants! Table of Contents 2022: Tom Lebsack for his website: “Texas Wildbuds”, a collection of Texas wildflower photos
Recognizing achievements in the field of native plants The Native Plant Society of Texas presents awards to recognize excellence in writing, acts of conservation and public service, and lifetime achievement
Kate Hillhouse Chapter of the Year Award Awarded by the President to the chapter that has best exemplified the mission of the Society in the previous year. 1993, Trinity Forks
Awards of Appreciation 1982, Dr. Kenneth Fry1983, Billie Thompson1986, Bettye Jane Dodds1986, Benny J. Simpson1987, Vernon Wesby1987, Jim Holmes1990, Patty Leslie1990, Andy Wasowski1995, Carol Hendrick2005, Mike McBride and Dar Richardson2021,
The Native Plant Society of Texas State Board meets quarterly. The State Board consists of one voting representative from each of the chapters plus officers who are elected by the membership. State Board meetings are open to all members.
State board meeting are held in February, May, August, and November each year. See the events calendar for specific upcoming State Board Meeting dates and times.
State Board officers serve two-year terms, which are staggered so that half the officers are elected each year. At the end of the president’s two-year term then the president-elect automatically succeeds. Duties of the elected officers are described in the Standing Rules linked below.