Welcome to the Arizona Native Plant Society!

The Arizona Native Plant Society is a statewide nonprofit organization devoted to Arizona's native plants. Its mission is to promote knowledge, appreciation, conservation, and restoration of Arizona native plants and their habitats.


The Summer 2014 edition of PLANT PRESS is now available.

Happenings, the Quarterly Newsletter of the Arizona Native Plant Society - September 2014 - November 2014 is now available online.

Late Summer in the Chiricahuas

September 5, 6, and 7, 2014

Southwestern Research Station


The Cochise and Tucson chapters of the Arizona Native Plant Society are in their third year of co-sponsoring a weekend in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeast Cochise County.  These richly diverse mountains are one the northern-most islands in the Madrean Archipelago that encompasses parts of Arizona, New Mexico , Sonora, and Chihuahua. Come enjoy this weekend with us. Whatever the weather, there will be botanical treats and great company.


Tentative Schedule:

Day 1: Arrive mid to late afternoon, check in, eat and head for the education center for some plant talks and discussion.

Day 2: An all-day field trip to a location to be determined. Or alternatively, stay nearer SWRS and attend one or both of two shorter field trips.

Day 3: A morning field trip, lunch and then depart.

Registration is required. Download the registration form here. Payment is due August 25, 2014. If you have further questions, contact Doug Ripley by email or phone: 520-909-3132.


             Flowering Chart of the Santa Catalina Flowers
       based on data collected by Dave Bertelsen from 1984-2012 along 5 miles of Finger Rock Trail, ascending 4258 feet and documenting 5000 taxa in flower every year.
Desert Wildflower Reports for the southwest, click here.
For a report of wildflowers in Phoenix and northern AZ, click here.
For a report of wildflowers in southern AZ, click here.
Visit Celebrating Wildflowers, a website dedicated to the enjoyment of wildflowers growing in our national forests, specifically viewing areas for Arizona.
Sonoran Desert Plants: Seasonal Flowering Schedules
based on 20 years of data from 1966-1985 by William G. McGinnies.