• American Holly in Winter
      Cheers for the Holiday Season
  • Pines in Winter
      Signature of winter: ice
  • Bare trees
       Bare trees against a winter sky
  • Mountain Laurel
      Mountain Laurel - Kalmia latifolia - Leaves encased in ice
  • White Pine
      Signature of winter: snow
  • More snow
      More snow
  • Dogwood
      Flowering Dogwood - Cornus florida - Glistening flower buds encased in ice
  • Dogwood
      Flowering Dogwood - Cornus florida - Frozen drops of water
  • Virginia Anemone
      Virginia Anemone - Anemone virginiana - Snow resting atop of fruit head
  • Mountain Laurel
      Mountain Laurel - Kalmia latifolia - More ice
  • Aster
      Snow settled atop an aster fruit head
  • White Pine
      White Pine - Pinus strobus - Frozen water drops
  • Sweet Pepperbush
      Sweet Pepperbush - Clethra alnifolia - Snow ladened sweet pepperbush
  • White Pine
      White Pine - Pinus strobus - Beads of frozen water drops
  • Skunk Cabbage
      Skunk Cabbage - Symplocarpus foetidus - When you see skunk cabbage flowers, spring is coming soon


Did you know that bluets (Houstonia caerulea) have two types of flowers? After we learned that we zoomed into our 200+ bluet photos. And we actually found them both.
See them both in our spring photogallery and select bluets: spring photo gallery or go directly to the photo-page: bluets

Your Help is Needed

The “DOT Native Plants Bill” -- S-2004 / A-3305

If enacted, this bill will require the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the NJ Turnpike Authority (which includes the Garden State Parkway), and the South Jersey Transportation Authority to use ONLY NATIVE PLANTS for landscaping, land management, reforestation, or habitat restoration on the 2,800 miles highways they manage in New Jersey.

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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.