Native Plant Day

Native plant day event

The Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society invites you to its 25th Native Plant Day, Saturday, March 21, 2020, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Our annual public outreach and education day will have activities for all ages: walks, programs, displays, plants and merchandise for sale, raffles and more. Bring your family and friends to enjoy this free day of fun and learning with us! This and much, much more…all FREE!

When:

Saturday, March 21, 2020
9 am - 4 pm

Where:

Elaine Gordon Enchanted Forest Park
1725 NE 135th Street, North Miami, FL
FREE and open to the public

Co-sponsored by: The Dade Chapter FNPS and Miami Dade County Parks




Simpson's stopper
Simpson's stopper

Featured Plant:

Twinberry, Simpson's stopper (Myrcianthes fragrans)

Large shrub to medium tree in hammocks, in peninsular Florida, Mexico – S. America. Bark is distinctive: smooth, gray to reddish-brown, flaking off in irregular patches. Leaves aromatic when crushed. Flowers white, fragrant; berries orange to red. Birds eat the fruits, insects visit the flowers

  • Specimen, buffer plantings, trimmed hedge
  • Can be placed to show the attractive trunks
  • Typically 10-20' tall, but not fast growing
  • an grow in poor soil, needs some organic content to thrive
  • Full sun to light shade

Find out more from FNPS | Find out more from Natives For Your Neighborhood

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