Dade Chapter FNPS
For Miami-Dade and Monroe counties
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., email@example.com
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.
FNPS membership rates: Donor $250, Business $125, Supporting $100, Contributing $75 ($25 to endowment), Non-Profit $50, Family $50, Individual $35, Student $15, Library $15, Lifetime $1000.
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!
Coontie, Florida arrowroot (Zamia integrifolia)
Common cycad in pine rocklands of Miami-Dade. Also in Fla., Ga., Bahamas, Cuba, Cayman Islands. Larval host for atala butterflies.
- 1-4 feet tall
- Slow growing
- Will grow in nutrient poor soils, prefers some organic content
- High drought tolerance
- Full sun to light shade
- Dioecious, with male and female flowers (cones) on separate plants
- Brilliant orange seeds
- If attacked by atala larvae it might be unsightly for an extended period