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The Maryland Native Plant Society

The Maryland Native Plant Society


Programs held by Zoom webinar can be viewed on our Webinar Recordings page and on the MNPS YouTube channel (under Videos).

2022 Year of the Mints

We will be focusing on the mints during 2022, starting with an overview article in the latest Marilandica:  "Paired, Squared and Ready to Dance: Celebrating MNPS Plant Family of the Year for 2022: The Mints."

We hope to have one or more speakers talk to us about mints for the monthly programs and schedule field trips during which we can be on the lookout for members of the mint family.


Celebrating over 20 years of publication!

Fall 2021

Marilandica is mailed twice a year to all members. This full-color publication, provides a snapshot of the activities of MNPS as well as information about Maryland's native plants and habitats.

Back Issues are available on line.

To report a missing copy email -- Please allow 4 weeks for the post office to deliver your copy.

Vascular Plants of Maryland

Now Available

Vascular Plants of Maryland, USA: A Comprehensive Account of the State's Botanical Diversity


Wesley Knapp and Robert F. C. Naczi

This checklist provides the first complete, vouchered account of Maryland’s vascular flora. In total, we discuss 3,525 taxa and document 2,918 established taxa for the state of Maryland, 71.8% of which are native and 28.2% of which are introduced. Of the native species, 737 (25.3%) are tracked by the Maryland Natural Heritage Program as of conservation concern. We exclude 324 taxa reported from Maryland by previous authors and provide justifications for these exclusions. Knapp, Wesley M., and Robert F. C. Naczi. Vascular Plants of Maryland, USA: A Comprehensive Account of the State’s Botanical Diversity. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, number 113, viii + 151 pages, 1 figure, 17 May 2021.

Photo Albums

Check out the photos from our field trips, events, and other subjects

All Photo Albums

Find us on Facebook

The MNPS Discussion Group on Facebook is a way to connect with other native plant enthusiasts. We'll help with plant identification and share our experiences in natural areas.  We can also provide resources for native plant gardening, invasive plant management, and many other ecological questions.

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