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Antelope horns dots the roadsides

The leaves of milkweeds are the primary food source for the Monarch caterpillar and the flowers provide a nectar source for the adult butterfly that has a high glucose content.

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A few of our native milkweeds

Two of the most important for monarch butterflies are Antelope Horns and Green Milkweed because they are common milkweeds that grow in pastures and along roadsides throughout the central flyway of Texas, the path that most Monarchs take on their migration through Texas.

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2023 Annual Awards Announced

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site – Snake Woman’s Garden From the Awards Committee: Every year the Native Plant Society of Texas recognizes organizations and individuals that advance our mission. Their work will be honored during our 2023 Pineywoods Symposium to be held November 9-12, in Nacogdoches, Texas. Have a look

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Wild Plants of Texas NPSOT challenge Bioblitz 2023

As in the past years, we’ve wanted to see plants that are wild (not the ones planted in our landscapes) — I know folks love to show off their native plant gardens, and those are fantastic, but those plants have to be marked as “cultivated” even though they’re native.  This

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Fall Symposium Comings and Goings

We are looking forward to seeing you at the fall symposium in Nacogdoches on November 9 – 12! Catch up with your native plant pals at the Meet and Greet at Fredonia Brewery on Thursday evening.  Field trips Field trips are a favorite of the fall symposium! Check out the

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Fall Symposium 2023

The NPSOT 2023 Fall Symposium is coming to Nacogdoches, Texas November 9-11! This year’s event will take place at the historic Fredonia Hotel and Convention Center and will focus on conserving plants native to the Pineywoods Ecoregion of East Texas.  Event Overview The Fredonia Hotel and Convention Center will serve

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Announcing H-E-B Native Plant Sales in Collaboration with NPSOT

In celebration of Texas Native Plant Week (Oct 15-21), we are excited to announce a collaboration with H-E-B to feature Texas native plants at their stores. Starting this week, participating Texas Backyard H-E-B stores throughout the state will be selling the following four Texas native plants: Rock Rose, Mealy Blue Sage,

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Accepting Grant Applications: Sept 1 – Oct 15

About the Grant The Native Plant Society of Texas offers the following research grant to graduate students at Texas universities who are performing academic research related to Texas native plants and/or to the conservation and restoration of native plant habitats of Texas: Ann Miller Gonzalez Graduate Research Grant This research

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Fall Plant Sales

Fall Plant Sale season is here. Volunteers have been planning, chapter webmasters have been updating their plant sale pages, and growers have inventory ready to go.

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Summer 2023 Member Magazine

Our mission is to promote the conservation, research, and utilization of the native plants and plant habitats of Texas through education, outreach, and example.

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Texas Water Day at the Capitol

By Meg Inglis, Executive Director, Native Plant Society of Texas On February 27th Clarence Reed, VP Affiliations and Advocacy and I represented the Society at “Texas Water Day at the Capitol.” The event was sponsored by the Texas Water Foundation – “a nonprofit working to lead Texas toward a resilient

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Happy Birthday Texas Parks & Wildlife Department!

TPWD Celebrates 100th Birthday By Jim Domke, North Central Chapter A hundred years ago in 1923 the first state park in Texas was created in Moody, Texas, with land donated by Governor Pat Neff. Mother Neff State Park covers three ecosystems and is home to native plants. Learn about Mother

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Native Plant Sales! Spring 2023

Each spring and fall, Society volunteers plan and host native plant sales. Texas native plants can be difficult to find at the typical nursery, so these sales are crucial to promoting the conservation, research, and utilization of native plants in Texas yards and landscapes. Below is a list of upcoming

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Scholarship Applications Due March 11

About the Scholarship The Native Plant Society of Texas offers two scholarships for undergraduates at Texas colleges who major in biology, ecology, or related fields and who will be juniors or seniors in Fall 2023.  Successful applicants will show a clear interest in Texas Native Plants and future plans that align with the stated mission of the Society:

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