trailing arbutus
  • Trailing Arbutus
      Fresh out of the winter cold: Trailing Arbutus - Epigaea repens
  • Bloodroot
      Welcoming Spring: Bloodroot - Sanguinaria canadensis
  • Bluets
      Bluets - Houstonia caerulea
  • Moss Phlox
      Moss Phlox - Phlox subulata
  • Rue Anemone
      Rue Anemone - Thalictrum thalictroides
  • Showy Orchis
      Showy Orchis - Orchis spectabilis
  • Miterwort
      Miterwort - Mitella diphylla

It's time to think   SPRING  

We have updated our Spring Photo Gallery with 27 more plants.
Many of the new photo pages have multiple views and are annotated with identification information and links.
Get to know your spring natives. Many beautiful native plants will be out soon. Plan your hikes and your garden today! See our
Spring Photo Gallery.
Also see our trip logs and links indicating where natives can be found, see Where to find Natives.

Find out everything there is to know about the native flora of New Jersey, learn from the experts on native plants, get the latest on interesting activities near you, or join one of the many opportunities to participate in the growing national native plant movement — right here in the Garden State.

The Native Plant Society of New Jersey is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation, protection, and study of the native flora of New Jersey. Founded in 1985, we have hundreds of members across the state, and are organized into county and regional chapters. Our members include gardeners, horticulturists, naturalists, landscape designers, students, and native plant enthusiasts from all walks of life.

We conduct regular lectures and presentations with featured speakers on topics ranging from introduction to native plants, gardening with natives, identification and appreciation of the beautiful flora and ecosystems of New Jersey, ecological landscaping, and much more. Our annual meeting is a must-attend event for anyone involved in the native plant movement in New Jersey. We organize nature walks and garden tours, dispense advice on design and maintenance of native gardens and landscapes, and have helped establish native plant gardens around the state.