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.

Welcome to the homepage for the Ixia Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society

The Ixia Chapter serves the northeast Florida counties of Clay, Duval and Nassau

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Upcoming Events 

Chapter meetings, field trips, Native Park workdays, outreach events, speaking engagements, invasive plant removals, and all other activities. For a calendar of all events of the Florida Native Plant Society and its chapters click on this link FNPS CALENDAR.

Local Business & Non-Profit Partners

Nurseries in northeast Florida that sell native plants, designers, landscapers, installers & maintainers who use native plants and other businesses and non-profits. All are members of the Florida Native Plant Society.

Library (exclusive FNPS member benefit)

Books that are available for Florida Native Plant Society members to check out

Donation & Grant Application

The Ixia Chapter will provide grants for projects to help fulfill the missions of the Florida Native Plant Society

Chapter News Briefs

Short news briefs about what the Ixia Chapter has been doing.

Native Plants

Why native plants are important, plant selection, links to videos, books, plant identification,and where to see native plants in Jacksonville


Links to blogs, environmental organizaions, chapter files and speaker topics

Native Park

Information about the chapter's adopted Native Park 

Conservation Newsletter

Weekly newsletter pubished by the chapter's conservation director, Chadd Scott, with conservation and environmenal news about Florida and the nation

Chapter Team

Listing of current officers and directors; contact information

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Featured Event

Floribunda Art Show: Celebrating Florida’s Unique Biodiversity

April 27, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, CoRK Arts District, 2689 Rosselle Street, Jax 32204

Floribunda, an art show celebrating Florida’s unique biodiversity, is presented by the Ixia Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society and CoRK Arts District.

Join us for a wonderful evening in celebration of Florida’s native flora and wild places. This curated roster of contemporary artists will feature some aspect of Florida’s natural history, flora, and fauna. A portion of sales will be donated to the Ixia Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society.

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Ixia Chapter 2023 Annual Report

Ixia Chapter Members and Volunteers contributed 6,417 volunteer hours during 2023. The Chapter also hosted or participated in over 100 events and significantly increased its membership and social media followers. Click the button below to read the complete 2023 Annual Report.

2023 Annual Report

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Homegrown National Park is a grassroots call-to-action to regenerate biodiversity and ecosystem function by planting native plants and creating new ecological networks. It is the largest cooperative conservation project ever conceived or attempted. The initial goal is 20 million acres of native plantings in the U.S. This represents approximately ½ of the green lawns of privately-owned properties.

For more information and to get your yard on the map, go to

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.