White Mountain

Hello and Welcome to the White Mountain Chapter!

We are a new chapter that started in early 2022 and cover the White Mountains of Arizona. Our focus is hands on learning through native plant walks, presentations and classes.

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Stay up to date on our events and plant walks by following us on Facebook and Instagram.
If you would like to join our monthly newsletter, send a message to Jess Rollar and we’ll be sure to get you added!

Chapter Leadership

Name Role Contact
Jess Rollar President [email protected]
Michelle Straight Vice President
Anita Thompson Educational Coordinator
Bob Rollar Treasurer


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Chapter News

Welcome, White Mountain Chapter!

Posted on Feb 25, 2022

The White Mountain Chapter is excited to kick off 2022 as a brand new chapter of AZNPS! The chapter covers all of Navajo and Apache counties, but welcomes native plant enthusiasts from Greenlee and northern Gila counties also. Meetings will start in a couple months. Stay tuned for further information.

Check out their chapter-specific web page here, which will have more updated information as it becomes available.

Chapter Officers

President: Anita Thompson ([email protected]); Vice President: Michelle Straight; Social Media/
Email: Jess Rollar; Treasurer: Bob Rollar; Event Planning: Kira Russell.

Plant Press Arizona, Winter 2021, is now published and is available to all online.

Posted on Jan 25, 2022

Featuring an Introduction to Arizona’s “Lower Plants” and Plant-Like Wonders.

Arizona’s native plant admirers are most likely to focus their botanical attention on what are known as the “higher plants” for several fairly obvious reasons. Among those are the fact that the higher plants are normally the dominant component of most floras and that thanks to their highly evolved reproductive structures (i.e., flowers in the Angiosperms, the flowering plants), and typically interesting cones and foliage in the Gymnosperms (e.g. conifers), as well as beautiful leaf patterns in the ferns and their allies (e.g., the horsetails), these plants are a joy to discover, explore, and study. However, there are many other types of fascinating “lower plants” and plant-like organisms that await discovery for those who may have focused their attention mainly on the “higher plants.” In this issue of Plant Press Arizona we wish to provide an overview of some of the major groups of fascinating “lower plants” and plant-like organisms by describing the general characteristics of each group and briefly outlining typical locations in Arizona where they can be found.

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