We want to help you select local plants that thrive in our natural habitat but are also both beautiful and economical. This will result in plants that are easier to care for and better support our local ecosystem. Our Grow Native initiative is here to help show you the way!
News and Blog Items
Here are some recent and interesting items. Click the link for the full article.
- Yuma Chapter AZNPS Field Trip March 22, 2023
- Invasive Species Alert – Stinknet!Help control the spread of Stinknet to protect native habitats and prevent wildfires! Also known as Globe chamomile (Oncosiphon pilluliferum), Stinknet is a noxious weed that is spreading quickly throughout central Arizona. In Spring and […]
- American Penstemon Society Grant OpportunityResearch and education opportunities are now available.
- Remembering Ellen Dorn (1950 – 2023)Ellen Dorn, a longtime member and supporter of the Arizona Native Plant Society, passed away unexpectedly on January 4, 2023, in Tucson, Arizona. Born in Philadelphia, she graduated from Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, […]
- Creosote: That unforgettable desert aroma, and so much more!AZNPS Board member Jack Dash appeared recently on AZ Public Media, Arizona Illustrated program to talk about this iconic Sonoran Desert plant.
- Videos from 2022 AZNPS Annual Botany MeetingVideos from the 2022 Annual Botany Meeting available now on YouTube!
- Maricopa Pollinator Pathway: Garden Certification Program for AZThe Maricopa Pollinator Pathway is a new initiative of the Maricopa Native Seed Library which helps to build interconnected pollinator habitat. The Pathway also offers a pollinator habitat certification program for Maricopa County and other low & intermediate desert areas of Arizona.
- Native Plants for Desert Tortoises: 2022 UpdateThe Phoenix Chapter collaborated with the Arizona Game and Fish Department to update the Native Plants for Desert Tortoises pamphlet. The native plants listed provide captive desert tortoises a nutritious diet. (These plants are also great choices for landscaping, even if you don’t have a tortoise!)
- Happenings – Spring 2023 NewsletterThe Fall edition of Happenings is now available! Read to learn more about activities of AZNPS chapters around the state.
- Dear Plant Nerd,Help! We are Tucson homeowners and want to know of a nice tall, non toxic, bush we can plant for shade on the SW side of our home. The previous owners planted Oleander, which we […]