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Welcome to NPSOregon.org!

  • Whether you're a first-timer or a regular visitor to our website, we hope you find what you need. If it's not here, or you have a suggestion for improvement or a problem report, .

Enjoying Oregon's native flora

  • Oregon has over 3600 species of native plants. Large or small, abundant or rare, each is unique and special.
  • enjoying Oregon's flora
    Student of the flora! (N. Jensen)
  • Ecoregions ranging from coastal sand dunes and mountain forest to prairie grasslands and alpine lava fields provide a myriad of habitats for these plants.
  • Local chapters hold meetings, field trips, and plant shows and sales for members and non-members alike, making available the knowledge and wonder of our native plants to everyone.

Conservation & preservation

  • Over 450 of our native plant species are listed as threatened or endangered by the Oregon Biodiversity Information Center.
  • Native plants provide food and support for wildlife that introduced plants cannot.
  • Conserving and preserving species and habitat for all native species, but especially those in danger, is a priority for NPSO.

Study and education

  • NPSO, both at the state level and through individual chapters, provides support for research about native plants.
  • Classes providing information about native plants are given by local chapters.
  • The NPSO Bulletin and our journal, Kalmiopsis, provide timely and in-depth coverage of issues relating to native plants.

 

 
 
 
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