Native Plant Day: Canceled

Native plant day event

Thank you for your desire to support Native Plant Day 2020 and the mission of the Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, especially in our biggest annual outreach event.

At this time, due to the CDC's recommendations regarding large crowds and social distancing, the Dade Chapter Board has made the decision to cancel Native Plant Day for this year. Originally the event was scheduled to be held at Elaine Gordon Enchanted Forest Park on March 21, 2020. We want all of those who support our mission to stay healthy in this time of concern.

We invite you to be a part of Native Plant Day 2021 and will share details as they become available.

Please refer to the CDC's website for the most up to date information and recommendations.

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

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