Pine Barren Gentian - Gentiana autumnalis
  • Pine Barren Gentian - Gentiana autumnalis
      Pine Barren Gentian - Gentiana autumnalis - Franklin Parker Preserve. This plant is endangered.
  • Buttonbush - Cephalanthus occidentalis
      Buttonbush - Cephalanthus occidentali - We found these in a swampy area in Wawayanda State Park
  • Bergamont
      Bergamont - Monarda fistulosa - We saw several fields full in Whittingham Wildlife Mgmt Area
  • Fringed Gentian
      Fringed Gentian - Gentianopsis crinita: Bridgewater.
  • New England Aster
      New England Aster - Symphyotrichum novae-angliae : You find many asters blooming in Sept.
  • Yellow Jewelweed
      Yellow Jewelweed - Impatiens pallida : These were seen in Whittingham Wildlife Mgmt Area
  • Trailing Arbutus
      Trailing Arbutus - Epigaea repens : Trailing arbutus blooms in the early spring, however, by then the leaves are weather beaten. These were seen at the Tillmans Ravine.
  • Elephant's foot
      Elephant's foot - Elephantopus carolinianus : This a new addition to our native plant yard

Saturday November 15, 2014 is the date of our Annual Fall Conference

Appreciation, Protection, Study:

That's the mission of the NPSNJ, and the theme of this year's Fall Conference. We are excited about this program, have invited some fantastic speakers to share what's going on around the region in these areas.

A Landscape Designer gets us to appreciate design with native plants in an entirely new way, an Ecologist encourages us to protect native plants right in our own backyard and a Professor shares results of genetic and insect association studies.

New at the conference this year:
4th Annual "Native Plants of New Jersey Seed Swap"

Again at the Conference:
2nd Annual "Support Your Local Nursery" Native Plant Sale

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See you at the Conference!
Kathleen V Salisbury

President, Native Plant Society of NJ


Saturday March 14, 2015 is the date for the Native Plant Society's Annual Meeting.

Though we are still working on the speakers and topics, we know the location. Please meet us at the lovely setting of Medford Leas in Medford, NJ from 10-4. We do know part of the program will include a stunning virtual tour through the native plant collections of Public Gardens throughout the state.


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.