Welcome to the South Carolina Native Plant Society!


The South Carolina Native Plant Society is a non-profit organization committed to the preservation and protection of native plant communities in South Carolina. We work to make this happen by providing programs and activities  including field trips, plant rescues, native plant sales, monthly educational lectures and educational journals designed to:

  • Educate and inform members and the general public about the importance of native plants
  • Support efforts by government agencies to protect habitats and endangered species
  • Encourage the use of native plant materials in public and private landscaping
  • Promote the commercial availability of native plant materials

Join us to enjoy and learn more about native plant and to help more people come to understand and appreciate the vital role native plant species play in the health and sustainability of our natural ecosystem!

Speakers, field trips, and workshops will focus on land use and native plant communities of the Sea Islands. Election of officers for the next two years will also be held.  Please contact your chapter president for more information if you wish to volunteer.  

Registration for the Symposium is now open. Click here to view brochure.  You may register and pay online by going to scnps2014.eventbrite.com. For questions about online registration please contact ellenblundy@gmail.com. You may also register by mail. Click here SCNPSregistration to download and print the registration form and field trip schedule. Mail the form with a check. Lodging at Penn Center is limited and will be handled separately. For information about reserving a place at Penn Center or more information about the symposium, please contact: Laura Lee Rose lrose@clemson.edu

Become a Member!

Native plants and the native landscape in many ways define us as a state and a people, giving us a sense of belonging, a sense of place. Native plants are our heritage. Be part of that heritage by becoming a member of the South Carolina Native plant society!

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Upcoming Events

  • October 30, 2014 @ 11:26 am