Bartram's Ixia
(Calydorea caelestina)

Our chapter is named for this lovely wildflower in the Iris family that is endemic to northeastern Florida.
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The award-winning Native Park

The Ixia Chapter manages this Jacksonville park to provide a good example of native plants in a garden setting. Click image for details.

Why Native Plants?

Florida's beautiful native plants have adapted to our climate and our native pollinators. The tickseeds in this photo are our state wildflower. Click image for details.

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Serving all of Duval, Nassau and Clay Counties in northeast Florida

What does a native plant landscape do for you?

When compared to a boring lawn, a native landscape brings in the birds and the pollinators. And it also cools the air.  This is Ixia member Jake Ingram's Jacksonville landscape. What a beautiful and cool difference. 

Field trips

ixia field trip
An Ixia field trip to the local Crosby Sanctuary, a Duval Audubon property. Our chapter organizes regular field trips to a wide variety of local habitats. Experts help to educate the participants with commentary on the plants and the habitat where they occur. Many field trips are open to the public.

Ixia participates in local events.Outreach events

The Ixia chapter organizes native plant sales each year that are usually held at Native Park in the spring. The chapter participates in a variety of local events where we set up our table and talk to people about native plants and hand out materials for them to take home. Some of our members make themselves available to speak to various groups or at schools. (See the Resources Page for more info on this.)

Ixia is active in preserving local habitats

Julington-Durbin Preserve
Ixia members were active in the effort to save Julington-Durbin Preserve from a 1400-house development in a questionable land trade deal. We set up our tent and were handing out native plant brochures to the attendees of the big celebration event.

The Julington-Durbin Preserve is a 2,031-acre nature preserve in Jacksomnville, Florida. The preserve shares the name of the two creeks that border the preserve and connect to the St. Johns River. Julington Creek is on the north side of the preserve, and Durbin Creek is to the south. The preserve has three designated hiking trails. Recreational activities include picnicking, horseback riding, bicycling, and hiking. 




The mission of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.