Palm Beach Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society


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.


The Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. We are resuming our in person meetings at the IFAS / Mounts Botanical Garden Auditorium in West Palm Beach (see map below) unless meeting restrictions are reinstated in which case we will resume meeting virtually.  Stay tuned for announcements regarding meeting venue.

Please note: We will definitely be meeting virtually for the November meeting 





Upcoming Virtual Chapter Meetings

November 16, 7:00 pm

Florida Foraging and Ethnobotany

Back by popular demand! Our favorite foragers, Sophia and Scott, will be our featured speakers for the November meeting. Mark your calendar!!

Scott Davis is a professional botanist in the southeastern United States, with extensive experience as a field ecologist and biologist, listed species, wetlands, environmental regulations and permitting, rescue and translocation of native plants, environmental horticulture, and natural resource management.  From Key West to Pensacola, Scott is an expert on Florida ethnobotany, foraging, wildcrafting, and both urban and wilderness survival methods.

Sophia Fonseca is a professional biologist with primary experience on Florida's southeast coast and Panhandle.  She's dabbled in various aspects of the field including wetland surveys and permitting, native plant restoration, water quality testing, listed species management, wildland firefighting, and educating on all topics far and inbetween.  In her free time, Sophia can be found running through the woods with Scott and their dogs, munching on weeds and planning her next meal.

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 885 6290 3073

Passcode: 994202

Hope to see you all there!


Click on the "Of Interest" tab above to access archived videos of recent chapter meetings.


For those of you interested in on-line presentations, please check out the interesting videos from the FNPS Lunch and Learn series.  You must be a member to view the current presentations but FNPS has generously made a few accessible in their public archive.

To access the Public Lunch and Learn Archive, go to and click on your YouTube video of interest.


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