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Florida Native Plant Society. Heartland Chapter Serving Polk County http://heartland.fnpschapters.org/. Pink Muhly grass and Coontie . A carefree combo. Need a Reason to Plant Natives?. Here’s a good one:

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Florida Native Plant Society

Heartland Chapter

Serving Polk County


Pink Muhly grass and Coontie.A carefree combo

Need a Reason to Plant Natives?

Here’s a good one:

Heat and humidity, freeze and frost, dryness and drought will pose little problem for your plants


Add Natives to Your Landscape

Heartland ChapterFlorida Native Plant Society

Welcome to our meeting!

Please enjoy the snacks

Transform ugly grass to Native Oasis

Need a Reason to Plant Natives?

Check out this one:

You'll be preserving Florida's unique natural heritage


Remove exotic, invasive species, like Queen Palms

Heartland Chapter Invites you to Join

Not a member? Join!

Our membership forms are at the back of the room.

Or join online at


Coral Honeysuckle climbs the fenceAnd feeds hummingbirds

Need a Reason to Plant Natives?

Here’s one:

Birds, butterflies and other wildlife will be attracted to your garden


Pollinators love Bee BalmMonardapunctata

Florida Native Plant Society

Be sure to take home some plants!

If our members have brought plants to the meeting tonight, it’s because they want YOU to have them.

Take them!

Give them a good home!

Create a planting around a tree

Need a Reason to Plant Natives?

How about this one:

You'll minimize the need for fertilizers and pesticides


Sunshine Mimosa makes an excellent ground cover

Florida Native Plant Society

Our mission

The Mission of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.

Even small yards can make a huge impact

Need a Reason to Plant Natives?

Consider this one:

Your landscaping will be unique and interesting


Start by expanding a small flowerbed

Look ma! No grass!

Meet your Heartland Chapter Board


  • Greg Thomas-President

  • Jennifer Navarra- Vice President

  • Sharon Olson-Treasurer

  • Ed Murawski-Secretary

Directors at Large

  • Jack Jordan

  • Keely Coulter

GallardiaEasiest wildflower in town!

Need a Reason to Plant Natives?

Consider this:

You'll have the pleasure of seasonal variations in your garden


Sweetgum Tree brings color in the FallLiquidambar styraciflua

Carolina Jessamine adds color to the Winter garden

The Official Definition of a Native Plant

For most purposes, the phrase Florida native plant refers to those species occurring within the state boundaries prior to European contact, according to the best available scientific and historical documentation.

Stay tuned! There’s more….


The Official Definition…

More specifically, it includes those species understood as indigenous, occurring in natural associations in habitats that existed prior to significant human impacts and alterations of the landscape.

Whew! That’s a long-winded way to say it!


Grasses can provide a border

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