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Welcome to the Suncoast Native Plant Society

The City of Tampa and Hillsborough County will both issue proclamations declaring October 2015 Florida Native Plant Month. Join the Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society at these exciting events in October while we discover and celebrate our Florida's native plants and native plant communities. 


October 10 & 11, 2015


   at the USF Botanical Gardens Fall Plant Festival, 2210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33620. SNPS will be selling native plants at the USF  Fall Plant Sale. We will have an assortment of native wildflowers, trees and shrubs, as well as books and free literature promoting native plants and the Florida Native Plant Society. This is the Bay area's largest FALL plant sale. $5.00 general admission. Children under 12 and USF Botanical Garden members are admitted free.


Oct 13, 2015

Hillsborough County proclaims October Florida Native Plant Month

601 E. Kennedy Blvd, 2nd Floor


Oct 21, 2015

SNPS October Meeting

Basic Plant ID: How to ID a plant is when the experts aren’t around.

Robert Hattaway, Ph. D. Botany, will give you basic tips to identifying plants in the wild. He will de-scribe basic plant ID using the HIDAD method: Habitat, Illustration, Distribution, Abundance and Description. Dr Hattaway earned his doctorate in botany from Pennsylvania State University. He taught college level bota-ny, microbiology and related subjects for over 30 years before retiring in 2013. He is currently living in Georgia and very active in the Georgia Native Plant Society. He has also spoken at several Florida Native Plant Society conferences and has won awards in plant identification contests in Georgia and Florida.

Meetings are held at the Hillsborough County Extension, 5339 County Rd 579, Seffner. (813) 679-5597. Free. Light refreshments.  A plant auction follows the presentation. For more information visit

Oct 23, 24 & 25, 2015

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve Campout

this is for FNPS members only, so join FNPS and join us!

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park,33104 NW 192nd Ave. , Okeechobee, FL 34972

Hitch up your camper or dust off your tent and join us for a weekend of botanizing and socializing at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park. You will enjoy hikes in the colorful fall prairie, a swamp buggy ride (additional fee and reservations required), pot luck dinners every night and lots of great company. Arrive on Friday, October 23 and depart on Sunday October 25th. Each site can accommodate two tents. Spaces are still available. New members and members from other chapters are welcome to join us.

Additional information and events may be found on our Calendar Page.

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Published on  22.09.2015