The Kentucky Native Plant Society was founded in 1986 for everyone interested in the native plants and wildflowers of Kentucky Plants are essential to both the well-being of our Commonwealth's natural ecosystems and our enjoyment of its unique environment. With members in Kentucky and neighboring states, the Kentucky Native Plant Society is a leader in promoting education about, appreciation for, and conservation of our native flora.

Our mission is to promote education, preservation, and protection of Kentucky native plants and ecological systems.

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The 2nd annual Kentucky Botanical Symposium on October 9-10 at the UK Arboretum. The agenda is posted on the events page.

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Kentucky Native Plant Stewardship Certification

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Memorials

To those that served KNPS in the past.

Kentucky Botany Hall of Frame

People who left a substantial and long-lasting impact on Kentucky botany.

Special News

Kentucky Association for Environmental Education is hosting their 39th annual conference at Jenny Wiley State Park in Prestonsburg, KY on September 11-12, with additional pre- and post-conference options. Fun networking and social times are planned too! Click Here for detailed info.

Next year's Wildflower Weekend will be on Earth Day - April 22-23, 2016 - at Natural Bridge State Park.

KENTUCKY’S NATIVE ALTERNATIVES TO INVASIVE PLANTS A GUIDE FOR LANDSCAPERS AND GARDENERS

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We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

KNPS GOALS

Plants for Hummingbirds, Bees and Birds

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Native Plant Uses & Benefits