Here is a new reference for Native Plants for Coastal North Carolina Landscapes - Download the PDF by right-clicking the link and selecting “Save link as” or similar.
A wonderful article on Tom Harville’s Natural Garden appeared in the Raleigh News and Observer!
“For great green results, go native”
A new page for searching the Plant Gallery using the drop-down menu driven system found at the top of each plant detail page has been added, to satisfy what gardener’s/new people to the site want to see, “What natives can I put/are right in my garden?”
Wonder who influences the purchase of native plants?
Here’s a great article on the Green Swamp by Mark Sullivan.
Coastwatch Autumn 2010 features a pertinent article by Pam Smith titled, NATIVE PLANT SPECIES: THE SOLUTION. A worthy read!
Take a look at Trena McNabb’s Winston-Salem Journal article.
Trena’s Wildflower Meadow
The Town of Carrboro has adopted the NCNPS list of “severe threat” invasive exotic plants into their planning rules. Click To Read Article
We are now on Twitter!
Our first Video!
in Events/Picture Albums/Field Trips
New “Browse All Pictures” feature in the Plants Gallery!
(ordered by common names)
Check out the improving Plant Gallery! There are new additions and we are adding more information about the plants. Also check out the power of the new search features in the Plant Galleries!
Check out a brand new website,
about NC native plants and wildlife. (2008-04-23)
The Society now sponsors two Shinn Grants. (2007-12-09)
(from the schedule)Friday, May 16, 2014
Spring Trip 2014
7:00 P.M. Friday, May 16 to 1:00 P.M. Sunday, May 18
Board meeting dates:
Date / Venue
Spring 2014: May 16-18, Green Swamp
Who We Are
Formed in 1951 as the NC Wild Flower Preservation Society, 2004 marked the change to our current name. As a result of this modification, our name now more closely reflects our purpose to promote enjoyment and conservation of North Carolina's native plants and their habitats through education, protection, propagation, and advocacy. We aim to fulfill our purpose through our various programs and activities.
What We Do
We provide a listing service to speakers, making native plant related presentations available to the public. We sponsor various programs for both the community and college students, supporting research and stewardship activities which promote native plants.
We write letters to key officials stating our position on certain important issues, making those drafts available for the start of your own correspondence.
We promote responsible landscaping practices. We grow native plants. We buy nursery propagated plant material and leave the wild plants in the wild. We conserve and protect native plants and natural area habitats. We avoid invasive exotic plants.
Become a member.