We are proud to begin Operation NICE! in the Dallas area.  Operation NICE!, or Natives Instead of Common Exotics, teams NPSOT and local area nurseries to highlight native plants in our area.  We’re kicking off the program with a Plant of the Day during 2017’s Native Plant Week – October 15 – 21, then promote a Plant of the Season with area nurseries to make sure they have plenty in stock and provide signage and info.  We’ll also start presenting a Plant of the Month at meeting.

2017

Plant of the Day – Saturday, October 21 – Phyla nodiflora – Frogfruit
https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PHNO2

Plant of the Day – Friday, October 20 –  Schizachyrium scoparium – Little Bluestem
https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SCSC
https://npsot.org/TrinityForks/TrinityForksWeb/NICE/Little%20Bluestem.pdf

Plant of the Day – Thursday, October 19 – Echinacea pallida – Pale Purple Coneflower
https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ECPA

Plant of the Day – Wednesday, October 18 – Salvia lyrata – Lyreleaf Sage
https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SALY2

Plant of the Day – Tuesday, October 17 – Malvaviscus drummondii – Turk’s Cap
https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=MAARD
https://npsot.org/TrinityForks/TrinityForksWeb/NICE/Summer%202006.html

Plant of the Day – Monday, October 16 – Conoclinium-greggii – Gregg’s Mistflower
https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=COGR10
https://npsot.org/TrinityForks/TrinityForksWeb/NICE/GreggsMistflower.pdf

Plant of the Day – Sunday, October 15 – Prunus-mexicana_MexicanPlum
https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PRME
https://npsot.org/TrinityForks/TrinityForksWeb/NICE/Mexican_plum.pdf