Welcome to Arizona Native Plant Society

Our mission is to promote knowledge, appreciation, conservation, and
restoration of Arizona native plants and their habitats.


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!

Learn More About Growing Native!



(19 Aug 1934 – 31 Oct 2020)

A great desert botanist, a prolific researcher and a generous human Richard Felger passed away in late October 2020, at his home in Silver City, New Mexico, at the age of 86.  For more about Richard,  click here.

Richard with one of his namesake plants, Verbesina felgeri, in Nacapule Canyon, Sonora, in 2015. Photo by Jim Malusa.


Long-time AZNPS member and Tucson botanist Frank S. Rose passed away on October 15, 2020 at his home in Tucson, surrounded by his family. For more about Frank,  click here.

Frank in his element. Photo by Jeffrey Neff.


Arizona Noxious Weed list is finally updated!

The updated Arizona State Noxious Weed List was approved through the governor’s office and became law on January 4, 2020. The last prior update was made in 2005. Several species have been dropped from the old list and many new ones have been added.

The Arizona Native Plant Society and the Southwest Vegetative Management Association (SWVMA) partnered to do the research and finalize the new list, to lobby the Department of Agriculture, and engage in active advocacy in public meetings. Thank you everyone for your efforts!

AZ State Flower

AZ State Tree


Our Projects

AZNPS Plant of the Day