Dade Native Plant Workshop

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18 June 2024 Dade Native Plant Workshop FIELD TRIP

Summer is here again, and we will resume our field trips thanks to the longer days.  We will check out Sunkist Estates Park in South Miami located here. Address is 8395 SW 64th St, Miami, FL 33143  Time of field trip begins at…

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21 May 2024 Dade Native Plant Workshop

Our May topic is Leaf terminology. This is a new concept, but bring in plants with different kinds of leaves you will find it more interesting than you thought. Please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover the topic (I dare you to bring in a leafless plant!).  It is best to bring plants with flowers and/or fruits, especially for those which you do not know.

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting time is at 5:00PM, the third Tuesday of each…

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16 April 2024 Dade Native Plant Workshop

Our April topic is the Sapindaceae (Soapberry Family). Please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover the topic.  It is best to bring plants with flowers and/or fruits, especially for those which you do not know.

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting time is at 5:00PM, the third Tuesday of each and every month. We convene at the Miami Dade College Kendall Campus’s Landscape Technology Nursery in…

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19 March 2024 Dade Native Plant Workshop

Our March topic is hardwood hammock trees. Please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover the topic.  It is best to bring plants with flowers and/or fruits, especially for those which you do not know.

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting time is at 5:00PM, the third Tuesday of each and every month. We convene at the Miami Dade College Kendall Campus’s Landscape Technology Nursery in the…

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20 February 2024 Dade Native Plant Workshop

Our February topic is Pine Rockland wildflowers. Please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover the topic.  It is best to bring plants with flowers and/or fruits, especially for those which you do not know.

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting time is at 5:00PM, the third Tuesday of each and every month. We convene at the Miami Dade College Kendall Campus’s Landscape Technology Nursery in the…

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16 January 2024 Dade Native Plant Workshop Meeting

Happy New Year!    

Our January topic is Hammock Grasses & Sedges. These are generally shade loving species. Please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover the topic.  

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting time is at 5:00PM, the third Tuesday of each and every month. We convene at the Miami Dade College Kendall Campus’s Landscape Technology Nursery in the northwest corner of the…

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December 19, 2023 December Native Plant Workshop

December is our annual Christmas Party. Feel free to bring a dish (appetizer style, dessert, or non alcoholic beverage).  

Our December topic is the Burseraceae (Gumbo Limbo Family). Please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover the topic.  

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting time is at 5:00PM, the third Tuesday of each and every month. We convene at the Miami Dade College Kendall…

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21 November 2023 Dade Native Plant Workshop

November's topic is MAGNOLIIDS AND PRIMITIVE ANGIOSPERMS(see below).

 CABOMBACEAE RICHARD EX A. RICHARD 1822 (WATER-SHIELD FAMILY) [IN NYMPHAEALES] 

NYMPHAEACEAE SALISBURY 1805 (WATER-LILY FAMILY) [IN NYMPHAEALES] 

ILLICIACEAE A.C. SMITH 1947 (STAR-ANISE FAMILY) [IN AUSTROBAILEYALES] 

SCHISANDRACEAE BLUME 1830 (STAR-VINE FAMILY) [IN…

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17 October 2023 Dade Native Plant Workshop FIELD TRIP

Back by popular demand, we will be having a Fall fieldtrip for the Dade NPW. Steve will be unavailable, but Joe Montes de Oca has agreed to lead this trip.  Meeting time is 5:00PM.  Location of workshop field trip is under some powerlines near the intersection of SW 94th Avenue and Coral Way (SW 24th Street), northside of Coral Way, west side of Westchester Regional Library.  Park at the Westchester Regional Library located…

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Added by Steve Woodmansee on September 22, 2023 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

19 September 2023 Dade Native Plant Workshop Meeting

September's topic is the Passifloraceae (Passionflower family). Please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover the topic.  

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting time is at 5:00PM, the third Tuesday of each and every month. We convene at the Miami Dade College Kendall Campus’s Landscape Technology Nursery in the northwest corner of the campus. Please park inside of the gate. For a map and…

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Added by Steve Woodmansee on August 16, 2023 at 7:00pm — No Comments

12 August 2023 (Saturday) Dade Native Plant Workshop Field Trip

This Month will cap off our summer of exploration and we will meet on a Saturday and join the folks of the Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society.  Location of workshop is an empty lot next to some Railroad tracks owned by Miami-Dade Water and Sewer and the meeting time is 4:30PM.  Location is at the intersection of SW 92nd Avenue and SW 74th Street.  This site is just south of Sunset Drive (SW 72nd Street), and 92nd…

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18 July 2023 Dade Native Plant Workshop FIELD TRIP

Now that the days are longer, we will have a few field trips in lieu of meeting at MDC.  This Month we will meet at Ludlam Pineland EEL site. Meeting time is 6:00PM.  Meet along Ludlam Road SW67th avenue, just north of SW 152nd Street (where theoretical SW 146th street would be).  Park along the FPL Powerline easement (look for my white truck) on the west side of Ludlam. We will be walking along some paths and off path through pine rockland plant community (sturdy shoes and…

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20 June 2023 Dade Native Plant Workshop Field Trip

June's topic is the genus Thelypteris (shield ferns). This workshop will be lead by fern specialist and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's Conservation Program Manager Jennifer Possley, and will be at a NEW VENUE, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.  Feel free to bring in plants, other ferns are welcome.  

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting time for this month is at 5:00PM and ends at 7:00PM, still on the…

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16 May 2023 Dade Native Plant Workshop FIELD TRIP

Now that the days are longer, we will have a few field trips in lieu of meeting at MDC.  This Month we will meet at 6:00PM: Christ the King Catholic Church, 16000 SW 112th Avenue, Miami, FL. Park in the parking lot south of the buildings. We will be walking over some mowed pine rockland in an effort to catalog the native plants there.  This mowed field is known to have a diverse assemblage of pine rockland wildflowers…

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Added by Steve Woodmansee on April 28, 2023 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

18 April 2023 Dade Native Plant Workshop

April's topic is "plants with basal rosettes".  You can learn about this topic on George Roger's blog article on Sneezeweed (Helenium pinnatifidum).  Please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover the topic.  

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting time is at 5:00PM, the third Tuesday of each and every month. We…

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21 March 2023 Dade Native Plant Workshop

March's topic is LAWNWEEDS! 'Nuff said. Please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover the topic.  

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting time is at 5:00PM, the third Tuesday of each and every month. We convene at the Miami Dade College Kendall Campus’s Landscape Technology Nursery in the northwest corner of the campus. Please park inside of the gate. For a map and address of the campus click on…

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21 February 2023 Dade Native Plant Workshop

February's topic is the Cannabaceae (Cannabis family).  In South Florida we have only two native genera in this family, Celtis and Trema, which were formerly in the Celtidaceae and akin to the Urticaceae, Ulmaceae and Moraceae. Please do not bring in anything illegal such as any member of the genus Cannabis, also, please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover the topic.  

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting…

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17 January 2023 Dade Native Plant Workshop

Happy New Year!  January's topic is the Onagraceae (Evening Primrose family).  In South Florida we have only two genera in this family, Ludwigia and Oenothera (which now includes Gaura). Please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover the topic.  

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting time is at 5:00PM, the third Tuesday of each and every month. We convene at the Miami Dade…

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December 13, 2022 Dade Native Plant Workshop

NOTE DATE HAS MOVED TO SECOND TUESDAY AS THE COLLEGE WILL BE CLOSED ON THE 20TH.  December is our annual Christmas Party. Feel free to bring a dish (appetizer style, dessert, or non alcoholic beverage).  

Our December topic native plant cousins of seasonal holiday fare (use your imagination). Please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover the topic.  

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting time is at 5:00PM, the third Tuesday of each and…

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November 15, 2022 Dade Native Plant Workshop

November's topic is the Scrophulariaceae, Orobanchaceae, and Plantaginaceae (including the Veronicaceae). these families were once all part of the Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family), we'll look at the characteristics which separate them out now. Please bring in at least 3 plants, which needn’t necessarily cover the topic.  

The Native Plant Workshop is FREE. Meeting time is at 5:00PM, the third Tuesday of each and every month. We convene at the…

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