Welcome to Arizona Native Plant Society

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


Our goal is to help you select local plants that are both beautiful and economical while thriving in our natural habitat. This will result in plants that are easier to take care of and better support our local ecosystem. Our Grow Native initiative is here to help show you the way!

Learn More About Growing Native!


Arizona Noxious Weed list is finally updated !

The updated Arizona State Noxious Weed List has been approved through the governor’s office and will become law on January 4, 2020. The last 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! Click the thumbnail for details.

Stinknet continues its explosive spread in Arizona

Following a wet 2019 winter, we are now experiencing a wet 2020 winter. This means we should expect yet another explosion of Stinknet (Oncosiphon pilluliferum) in Maricopa County and further incipient outbreaks in Pima County. State agencies and the public need to become aware of this very noxious weed and snuff it out wherever it shows up. Click the thumbnail for an introduction to stinknet.

Please address further questions or comments to aznps.stinknet@gmail.com

AZ State Flower

AZ State Tree


Our Projects

AZNPS Plant of the Day