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Native Plant Society of Texas

Texas Native Plants Magazine

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Fall 2023 Member Magazine

Texas really IS like a whole ‘nother country. Its sheer size, variety of terrain, and biological diversity is staggering. The great Lone Star state contains barrier islands and coastal lowlands, large river floodplain forests, rolling plains and plateaus, forested hills, deserts, and a wide variety of aquatic habitats.

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  • Texas Native Plants is published quarterly and the digital version is distributed free to all Society members in current standing.
  • The digital version is also available in our online archive.
  • Print versions are mailed at no cost to Society members in current standing who select to receive a print copy when they join/renew.

Libraries & Educational Institutions

  • Libraries, educational institutions and other organizations may qualify to receive the publication for a $5 annual fee.
  • Contact the membership coordinator.

Chapter Newsletters

  • Many of our chapters publish their own newsletters and websites.
  • These have their own deadlines and guidelines. See list of chapters.


Since its founding the Society has provided a news periodical to its members. there have been a variety of names and formats. The Texas Wildfower Newsletter edited by Carroll Abbott served as the first newsletter. You can find a directory to pdf versions in our online archive.

Caroll Abbott

Carroll Abbott advocated the formation of the Native Plant Society of Texas in his quarterly publication Texas Wildflower Newsletter. After the Society was created in 1980, a free subscription to Abbott’s newsletter was provided as a benefit to all members. His declining health eventually prompted Abbott to request that the Society start its own newsletter.

Beginning in 1983 our own official publication has documented the evolution of the native plant movement and the Native Plant Society of Texas. The publication has had several slightly different names and formats over the years. By 2005 it had evolved into a full-color glossy magazine.

Editorial Submissions

The Native Plant Society of Texas encourages submission of articles, photos, pertinent news or other interesting information for publication.

  • Submit articles or written items as email attachments.
  • Send photos as email attachments in JPG, RAW or TIFF format.
  • Larger file size and best quality are preferable.
  • Contact the Editor for more information.

We reserve the right to edit all submissions for accuracy, relevance, length, grammar or for other reason. In matters of style our print publication generally follows the Chicago Manual of Style.

Unless prior arrangements with the editor are made, submissions may also appear on our website and linked on our social media pages.

We do not accept outside advertising in any of our publications.