Dade Chapter FNPS

For Miami-Dade and Monroe counties

Chapter information:, 305-985-3677

Mailing address:

Dade Chapter FL Native Plant Society
6619 South Dixie Highway, #181
Miami FL 33143-7919

Board members (2019-2020):

President: Kurt Birchenough
Vice-President: Brian Diaz
Secretary:  Gita Ramsay
Treasurer: Susan Walcutt
At Large: Janeen Feiger, Jeanne Rothchild, Jennifer Stine, Steve Woodmansee

FNPS Council of Chapters representative:


Newsletter: Patty Phares
Membership: Patty Phares
Webmaster: Haniel Pulido Jr.,

FNPS (state):

Website – membership, FNPS blog, social media:
FNPS office: 321-271-6702 (cell),

The Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) is a non-profit organization formed in 1980 to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.

The chapter includes residents of Miami-Dade County and the Keys.
Meetings in Miami-Dade County are on the 4th Tuesday of most months at Pinecrest Gardens and are free and open to the public. Once a year, instead of the usual meeting, members and their guests are invited to an evening garden tour and social at a member's home.

Please join FNPS for all the benefits of state FNPS and chapter membership, including the knowledge that you are supporting native plants and native plant communities!


Featured Plant:

Quailberry, Christmasberry (Crossopetalum ilicifolium)

Small, spreading shrubby groundcover from pine rocklands and rockland hammock edges. Florida Keys, Miami-Dade Co., Collier Co. Holly-like leaves, bright-red fruits.

  • Attractive woody groundcover for sunny locations in alkaline soils
  • 6-12'' tall. Spreading broadly
  • Moderate to slow growth rate
  • Moist, well-drained limestone soils
  • Grows in nutrient poor soils
  • Full sun to light shade
  • Small plants or seeds can be planted in holes on limestone rocks

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Information from: Natives For Your Neighborhood - The Institute for Regional Conservation