The Native Plant Society of New Jersey is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation, protection, and study of the native flora of New Jersey. Founded in 1985, we have over a thousand members across the state, and are organized into county and regional chapters. Our members include gardeners, horticulturists, naturalists, landscape designers, students, and native plant enthusiasts from all walks of life.
Our mission is to promote the appreciation, protection and study of New Jersey’s Native Flora.
A Christmas Wish
Castilleja coccinea – Scarlet Indian Paintbrush -New Page
NJ Native Orchids – There are 55!
Orchids that we were lucky to see – some showy and some hard to see even when you are looking at them.
- Cranefly, Tipularia discolor
- Dragon’s Mouth, Arethusa bulbosa
- Grass Pink, Calopogon tuberosa
- Puttyroot, Aplectrum hyemale
- Ragged Fringed, Platanthera lacera
- Rose Pogonia, Pogonia ophioglossoides
- Showy Orchis, Orchis spectabilis
- Southern Twadeblade, Listera australisl
- White Fringed , Platanthera blephariglottis
- Yellow Crested, Platanthera cristata
- Yellow Fringed, Platanthera ciliaris
- Yellow Fringeless, Platanthera integra
- Yellow Lady’s Slipper, Cypripedium calceolus
Clematis – New page
Clematis virginiana – Clematis, Virgin’s Bower
These feathery fruit heads are now releasing their seeds. They are the native clematis vine.
Clematis produces lots of small white flowers in the summer with separate male and female plants.
The plant is toxic if ingested but does support wildlife.
This is very similar to the invasive C. terniflora.