2020 Plant of the Year: Southern Mountainmint

2020 Plant of the Year: Southern Mountainmint Our GNPS 2020 Plant of the Year, southern mountainmint (Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides), is native throughout Georgia, where it thrives in meadows, roadsides, and woodland openings. Reaching 3-6’ tall, it has simple,... read more

Report of Mary Scott Naure Park Workday December 7, 2019

Report of Mary Scott Nature Park workday December 7, 2019 On a cloudy December 2019 afternoon, eleven neighbors and GNPS members worked at Mary Scott Nature Park removing nonnative flora, primarily bamboo from the southwest corner of the park. DeKalb County Parks... read more

2020 Symposium Registration is Open

JOIN US for the GNPS 2020 NATIVE PLANT SYMPOSIUM Saturday, February 29, 2020 Middle Georgia State University Conference Center, Macon, GA Inspired by the February book release of Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard from Doug... read more

2020 Plant of the Year is Southern mountainmint

The Georgia Native Plant Society is pleased to announce that our Plant of the Year for 2020 is Southern mountainmint (Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides). Thanks to all who participated in this year’s event. Scientific name: Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides Common name:... read more

GNPS Transitions: State Board and Atlanta Chapter

A number of communications have been shared with the membership over the last few months regarding the transition of the GNPS Board to a State Board. This will happen in January 2020 following the approval of new by-laws and the election of the new Board at our Annual... read more

Vote for the GNPS 2020 Plant of the Year!

Each year, we celebrate one special native plant by selecting it as GNPS Plant of the Year (POY). The six nominated plants are featured below.  POY online voting is EASY.  Just go to the voting page*, click to make your selection, and press “Submit.”  (If... read more
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