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The Maryland Native Plant Society

The Maryland Native Plant Society

Research Grants

Applications for 2024 are now being accepted through March 25.
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2024 Year of the Parsley Family

MNPS is celebrating the parsley family during 2024. Also known as the carrot family, there are 55 species of this highly diverse and ecologically important family occur in Maryland.

MNPS Monthly Programs

Calendar of Events

Full Calendar Includes programs sponsored by other organizations, native plant sales, as well as MNPS-sponsored events.

MNPS Field Trips

Marilandica

Fall 2023 Issue is available to download

Marilandica is a full-color newsletter that provides information on the native plants and communities of Maryland and the activities of the society. Typically produced twice a year in the spring and fall, each issue is mailed to all current members. A digital version of the current issue is immediately posted for viewing (click the image) and on the  Publications page, along with Back Issues .

To report a missing copy, email info@mdflora.org. Please allow 4 weeks for the post office to deliver your copy.

Clickable Map of Native Plant Nurseries

Check out the new clickable map of native plant nurseries in and around Maryland at mdflora.org/nurseries.html

We took the list of nurseries selling native plants from the MNPS website and created a google map. This new interactive map, with pins on native plant nurseries, allows you to click on a site to get more information including the nursery’s website, contact information, and a short description. We will endeavor to keep the map up to date. However, we advise users to call nurseries in advance when planning a visit.

Native Plant Sales

Maryland Native Plant Discussion Group

This is a way to connect with other native plant enthusiasts to get help with plant identification, to share experiences in natural areas, and to discuss ecological issues. 

MNPS Discussion Group Facebook

Photo Albums

Check out the photos from our field trips, events, and other subjects

All Photo Albums

Patuxent Research Reserve Field Trip

Welcome to Patuxent Research Refuge. Field trip leaders: Robert Ferraro and Helen Lowe Metzman. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Tour intro to MNPS 2021 Fall Conference attendees. Patuxent Research Refuge. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Helen Lowe Metzman and Fall Conference attendees. Pityopsis graminifolia var. latifolia (Narrow-leaf Silkgrass). Patuxent Research Refuge. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Solidago odora (Anise-Scented Goldenrod). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Polygala mariana (Maryland Milkwort). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Liatris pilosa (Shaggy Blazingstar) and Bombus sp (Bumblebee). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Epigaea repens (Trailing-Arbutus). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Helen Lowe Metzman and field of Lobelia puberula (Downy Lobelia). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Melissa McCormick and Raspberry Pi Camera set up. Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Spiranthes cernua (White Nodding Ladies' Tresses). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Spiranthes cernua (White Nodding Ladies' Tresses) and Raspberry Pi Cameras. Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Chimaphila maculata (Spotted Wintergreen). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Helen Lowe Metzman and Epifagus virginiana (Beechdrops). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Onoclea sensibilis (Sensitive Fern). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Monotropa hypopitys. Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
New Marsh Pond. Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Brasenia schreberi (Watershield). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Drosera intermedia (Spatula-leaved Sundew). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Fall Conference attendees. Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Fall Conference attendees. Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Fall Conference attendees. Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Hypericum sp. Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Persicaria hydropiperoides (Swamp Smartweed). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Rhexia virginica (Virginia Meadowbeauty). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Utricularia gibba (Shortspur Creeping Bladderwort). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
New Marsh Pond. Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
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