2022 Plant of the Year: American beech

2022 Plant of the Year: American beech The Georgia Native Plant Society’s 2022 Plant of the Year, American beech (Fagus grandifolia), is a shade tree of imposing proportions. A forest-dwelling beech will grow tall, with few lower limbs and a narrow canopy. But a tree... read more

History of the Plant of the Year (POY) T-Shirt

The GNPS plant of the year program started in 2000 but the plant of the year t-shirt program did not begin until 2003 when Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia) was the first plant to be featured. Over the years, the designs of the shirts have changed in several ways. Most... read more

Vote for the GNPS 2022 Plant of the Year!

Vote for the GNPS 2022 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... read more

Plant of the Year Nominations are Open!

Nominations for GNPS Plant of the Year opened at 7:00 p.m. on October 11th. You must be a member to participate. Get all the details at our previous post about how to submit a nomination, and complete the form at this address as soon as possible (click this link, or... read more

Order t-shirts at our online store

For many years we have created and sold t-shirts and logo items at our in-person meetings. With the pandemic as well as the increase in broader statewide membership, doing that has not been practical this year. We want our members to be able to get t-shirts and logo... read more

GNPS Plant of the Year nominations open Monday, October 11, at 7 p.m.

The GNPS Plant of the Year (POY) program recognizes native plants that are of benefit to Georgia’s ecology and wildlife. If you are a GNPS member and have a native plant that you think is outstanding, please consider nominating it for POY 2022. Besides beauty, some... read more

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