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Minnesota Native Plant Society
A non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and appreciation of Minnesota’s native plants and plant communities through education and public awareness

Monthly Programs

The Minnesota Native Plant Society holds monthly membership meetings the first Thursday of each month from October through June (excluding January, July, August, and September). These meetings are free and open to the public.

6:30 to 7:00 PM - Social time and refreshments
7:00 to 7:15 PM - Announcements
7:15 to 7:30 PM - Plant of the month
7:30 to 8:30 PM - Main Speaker


February 5, 2015

Rare plant conservation at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

David Remucal, PhD. Curator of Endangered Plants

POM: Western Jacobs Ladder Polemonium occidentale ssp. lacustre

March 5, 2015

Potential hydrologic and ecologic impacts of EAB on black ash wetlands.

Chris Lenhart, Research Professor Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, University of Minnesota

POM: Sandbar willow Salix interior or Peachleaf Willow Salix amygdaloides Presented by Laura Triplett

April 2, 2015

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Florelegium project.

Susan Wilkin, Curator, Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Marilyn Garber, President, Minnesota School of Botanical Art


May 7, 2015

Designing and testing protocols for long term monitoring of Small White Lady's Slipper Cypripedium candidum.

Janeen Ruby, Plant Ecologist, Minnesota Biological Survey

POM: Small White Lady's Slipper

June 4, 2015

What you should know about invasive plant policy.

Bonnie Harper-Lore


Pitcher Plants

Meetings are held at Dakota Lodge at Thompson County Park
360 Butler Ave. E.
West St. Paul, MN

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2014 Monthly Programs

2013 Monthly Programs

2012 Monthly Programs

2011 Monthly Programs

2010 Monthly Programs

2009 Monthly Programs

2008 Monthly Programs