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Native Plant Project

A Non-Profit Organization
Committed to the Preservation and Propagation of Plantlife
Native to the
Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas

Mission Statement

The Native Plant Project's primary objective is the compilation and dissemination of information about plants native to the lower Rio Grande Valley.  The NPP seeks to increase scientific knowledge of native plant propagation and phenology for both horticultural and natural revegetation purposes.  The NPP promotes the conservation of local native plants, habitats, plant communities, wildlife, and environment.  The NPP seeks to increase the public's knowledge and awareness of the importance of native plants in the lower Rio Grande Valley by encouraging their use in public and private landscapings


Due to the presence of the Delta Variant of the Covid 19 Corona Virus, and it's deadly effect on those who are infected, Ken and I have decided that it would be unwise to resume our public meetings in September. This was not an easy decision. In July, we assumed that due to vaccinations and the resulting drop in Covid cases, the NPP would be able to start meeting again in September. I had started lining up speakers for our programs. However, with the current trend of an upsurge in local infections and the strength of this variant, it appears that the safety of others must take priority. 

This decision will not change our plans to have a booth at the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival in Harlingen on November 10-14 this year. Some of you have already expressed a desire to help at the festival. We will be contacting the board later in November regarding assignments of shifts for volunteers to sell native plants.

Let's all hope that the Corona virus in all its forms will soon become a thing of the past and we can meet and socialize as before. Until then, we wish good health and safety to you all and your loved ones.


Jann Miller

Vice President

Native Plant Project


Now in PDF at the link below.

Vernacular Names of Plants Indigenous to the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas by Robert Runyon


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