Native Plant Society of Texas, Collin County Chapter

Plant of the Month, Fragrant Sumac Plant Description Upcoming Events

Fragrant Sumac

Fragrant sumac is an irregular, spreading, deciduous shrub, 6-12 ft. tall, with velvety twigs and lower branches turned up at the tips.
Scientific name: Rhus aromatica Aiton

Duration: Deciduous Perennial, with autumn color
Habit: Shrub
Size: Height - 5 to 12 feet, width - 4 to 6 feet
Fruit: Red
This shrub is drought-tolerant, grows in sun, Part Shade or Shade, with moist or dry soil.
It is cold tolerant.
It is a nectar source for butterflies and is generally pest and disease free.

See more 'Nice Plants' and their descriptions on the "Plants' page

Next Meeting March 3, 2015

Gardening for Butterflies

Presented by Melanie Schuchart, Volunter Director for the Heard Museum's Butterfly House and Garden

Chapter Info Useful Sites to Visit Upcoming Events

The purpose of the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) is to promote the conservation, research and utilization of the native plants and plant habitats of Texas, through education, outreach and example.

To this end, the Collin County Chapter of NPSOT holds monthly meetings January through October featuring speakers on topics related to native plants and habitats, sponsors donations for native plant demonstration gardens, plans field trips, and hosts native plant information tables at local outdoor events.

Texas Aggi Horticulure Website
Learn everything about Texas Horticulture
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Native Plant Society of Texas
Click to visit the Native Plant Society of Texas Web Site

Connemara Conservancy

Click to visit the Connemara Conservancy Web Site

BRIT (Botantical Research Institute of Texas)
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Jim's This and That!
Click to view Jim Varnum's newsletter

Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve in Plano
Plano Prairie Remnant in Danger
Click to Read Article

Native Prairies Association of Texas
Click to view the Prairies Association of Texas' Facebook page to learn how you can help save Deer Park!

--4th Saturday each month -- Maintenance of the Heard Gardens,
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Meet at the circle at the Heard's front entrance

--March 28, 2015
NPSOT Spring Symposium

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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--October 15th thru the 18th, 2015
NPSOT Annual Symposium

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