Indiana State Parks Host Native Plant Sales

(UNDATED) – Indiana State Parks will be hosting annual native plant sales soon sponsored by the Indiana Native Plant Society.


Whatever your interest – protecting natural places, adding native plants to your garden, photographing wildflowers, or lending expertise to your community of native plant enthusiasts – there’s a place for you at the Indiana Native Plant Society.
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Together they are working with the public to create healthy ecosystems, teach the next generation to love the land, and save the wild beauty of Indiana.
When people think of native plants, they tend to focus on wildflowers, ignoring the full range of plant types that make up the native plant palette.
Native plants include:

  • Trees
  • Shrubs
  • Grasses
  • Sedges
  • Forbs (annuals and perennials)
  • Ferns
  • Bryophytes (mosses and liverworts)
  • Fungi (not really plants, but essential plant-like natives)

All of these go into making up the variety of natural plant associations and habitats we have in Indiana.
Here is a list of a few:
Friends of Indiana Dunes Native Plant Sale
Saturday, April 13, 2019, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST
Join the Friends of Indiana Dunes at their 23rd Annual Native Plant Sale taking place at the Dunes Visitor Center just outside the state park. Over 100 species of native plants will be on sale that day. Come early, before they’re gone or contact the Nature Center at 219-926-1390 or email Marie Laudeman mlaudeman@dnr.in.gov for pre-orders
Friends of McCormick’s Creek State Park Annual Native Plant Sale
Saturday, April 13-14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
At McCormick’s Creek State Park Nature Center
Several native plant species available for purchase
Questions email WWilliams1@dnr.IN.gov or call 812-829-4344.
The Friends of Brown County State Park Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. until sold out (approximately 1 p.m.)
At Brown County State Park Nature Center
Selling an assortment of native and non-invasive garden plants. Donations welcome. All proceeds will be used for future park projects. Questions email friendsbcsp@gmail.com or call 812-988-5240.
Friends of Mounds State Park Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 11 10 a.m. – until plants are gone or 1 p.m.
The event will be in the big white DNR tent in front of Mounds State Park Visitor Center.
There will be more than 70 different species of native plants, sorted by sun or shade requirements. For more information email friendsofmounds@gmail.com or 765-649-8128.
Prophetstown State Park Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Find your favorite native plants. From milkweed to prairie dock, we have a wide selection of plants available to purchase. Every purchase you make supports native plant restoration at Prophetstown. These beautiful flowers and grasses make an excellent Mother’s Day gift.
For more information email JParks@dnr.IN.gov or call 765-320-0503.
Indiana Native Plant Society- INPS2019 Native Plant Sale & Auction
Saturday, May 11, 9:30 a.m.- until sold out
Location: Park Tudor School Gymnasium, Indianapolis
Pre-sale presentation starts at 9:30 a.m. for a $10 fee (payable at the door), which entitles ticket holders to hear a talk, begin shopping 15 minutes before the general public and receive a $10 discount on any auction purchase. Plant sale and book sale open 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The live auction begins at 11:15 a.m. and continues until the plants are sold. For more information click here.

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