Welcome to Arizona Native Plant Society

Our mission is to promote knowledge, appreciation, conservation, and
restoration of Arizona native plants and their habitats.


We want to help you select local plants that thrive in our natural habitat but are also  both beautiful and economical. This will result in plants that are easier to care for and better support our local ecosystem. Our Grow Native initiative is here to help show you the way!

Learn More About Growing Native!



News and Blog Posts

  • Spring Wildflowers in Kings Canyon near Tucson
    Jillian Cowles shared her photos from a walk on March 3, 2022. “After a long, cold, windy, and dry winter, the urge to bask in the sun and see some spring wildflowers becomes irresistible. Luckily, there is a special place where flowers can be found this spring, despite the lack of rain. Kings Canyon is […]
  • Join Us to Celebrate the Life of Dr. Tony Burgess
    In Memory of Tony Lambard Burgess June 5, 1948 – January 21, 2022 Tony Lambard Burgess, PhD, (1948-2022), longtime admired member of Arizona Native Plant Society, renowned desert ecologist, botanist, University of Arizona Desert Laboratory scientist and author, co-designer of the BioSphere2 Project, Professor at Columbia University and Texas Christian University (TCU), died January 21, […]
  • Our “Happenings” newsletter for March-May is available now.
    See news of upcoming chapter meetings via Zoom, field trips, plant sales, website additions and more. Find this issue, March-May, here. Or use the link on the homepage.
  • Celebrate Earth Day With Wildflowers
    Elfrida Library is the place to learn about native plants, pollinators and more!
  • Join us for a Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Richard Felger
    A gathering to celebrate the memory of Richard S. Felger is planned for Saturday, April 16, 2022 in Tucson, Arizona. The celebration is being hosted by the Herbarium at the University of Arizona, and will be held in the patios surrounding the Herbarium at Herring Hall on the UofA Campus. Richard was a highly esteemed botanist and ethnobotanist of the Southwest and northern Mexico, author of many books and articles, and an active participant in the Arizona and the New Mexico Native Plant Societies.
  • New on our Website: “Sue Rutman Plant Identification Guides”
    The Sue Rutman Image Collection is a tool for plant identification and appreciation. A product of almost 20 years of dedicated work by Arizona botanist Sue Rutman, these scanned images of Arizona plant species show the flora in amazing technical and artistic detail. The images will be helpful to examine taxonomically important details of each species, and spark the imagination about the intricacy and beauty of the plant form.
  • It’s here! The Spring Plant Sale at Desert Survivors in Tucson!
    Saturday, March 5, 2022, is the beginning of our Spring Plant Sale with our Members Day!! Anyone is welcome to attend, but members get 20% off of all stock. Then on Tuesday (Mar 8th) through Saturday (Mar 12th), our general public sale happens with 10% off to all (and 20% off to members). We are […]
  • Welcome, White Mountain Chapter!
    Read about our newest chapter in northeastern Arizona.

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Happenings is the quarterly newsletter of the Arizona Native Plant Society

Our Projects

AZNPS Plant of the Day

Goodding verbena

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