Who we are

The Iowa Native Plant Society is a forum for plant enthusiasts, gardeners, and professional botanists to exchange ideas and information and to work together to:

  • encourage conservation and ethical use of Iowa’s plants
  • promote education about Iowa’s plants, their habitats and cultural habits, and the preservation of these plants and their environment
  • appreciate and enjoy Iowa’s native flora


September 28, 2023
  • EEOB Lecture on ISU Campus

    September 28, 2023  2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    See details

September 30, 2023
  • INPS field trip to Hitchcock Nature Center

    September 30, 2023  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    See details

Do you have a story to share? Photos to share?

You’re in luck! We happily welcome various pieces of writing and photography related to Iowa’s native plants for our biannual newsletters! Please reach out to us at iowanativeplantsociety@gmail.com!

Photo courtesy of Kara Grady

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What's New

Brush Creek Canyon Field Trip

Brush Creek Canyon is a 217-acre preserve containing a rugged forested gorge along the Silurian Escarpment. Located two miles north of Arlington in Fayette County, it was dedicated as a biological and geological state preserve Read more…

Kurtz Prairie Field Trip

In mid-July a small group of prairie enthusiasts joined long time prairie steward, Carl Kurtz, to tour Kurtz Prairie. This privately owned prairie offers a diverse array of wildflowers decades in the making. Carl’s knowledge Read more…

Yellow River State Forest Hike

On May 20, 2023 attendees enjoyed a guided hike through Yellow River State Forest. A species plant list of herbaceous and shrub vegetation was recorded. Thank you to Dr. Mary Damm for sharing the list!

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Email to iowanativeplantsociety@gmail.com or use the form at the right.

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737 Buckwalter Dr.
Sioux City, IA 51108

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