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


May 31, 2023
June 2, 2023
  • Loess Hills Prairie Seminar

    June 2, 2023 - June 4, 2023  

    See details

  • GRASS event

    June 2, 2023  9:00 am - 12:00 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

May is Iowa Wildflower Month! Check out our events calendar for a field trip near you!

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What's New

Mossy Glen State Preserve

On September 25, 2022 plant, fungi, insect, bird, and photography enthusiasts all gathered to hike and explore Mossy Glen State Preserve. The hike was led by Dr. Tom Rosburg. Over 60 plant species were documented Read more…

INPS 2022 Annual Meeting

The 2022 annual meeting was hosted by Polk County Conservation Board (CCB) at Chichaqua Bottoms Green Belt. It was a cool, wet, insightful time with native plant enthusiasts. Participants toured reconstructed prairies and the Polk Read more…

Tipton Prairie

A field trip to Tipton Prairie was held July 2, 2022 and was led by Dr. Tom Rosburg with 12 participants, including Vice President Tom Scherer and President, Sarah Nizzi. Over sixty native species were observed Read more…

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We'd love to hear from you.

Email us

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

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INPS Treasurer
737 Buckwalter Dr.
Sioux City, IA 51108

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