Invest in Flower Power Put this Plate on Your Fleet Support REAL Florida: purchase your state wildflower license tag here: flawildflowers.org 88 FANN Wholesale Native Plant & Service Directory | Fall 2017 - 2018 Got a beautiful native landscape? Get some recognition! Florida Native Plant Society Design with Natives Landscape Awards Program ANNUAL DEADLINE: MARCH Awards presented at our annual conference for high quality established native landscapes in residential, commercial, institutional, roadside, restoration, mitigation and other categories. DETAILED GUIDELINES, CRITERIA AND HOW TO APPLY: www.FNPS.org OR EMAIL: info@FNPS.org FANN takes great care to encourage correct and specific identification of plant species and origin. Plant provenance is important to us and to our customers, for the preservation of genetic diversity, support of local insects and wildlife, and performance of plants in the landscape. Species that range widely throughout the country are being hybridized and sold everywhere, often to great disappointment in the landscape. Many horticultural cultivars continue to be introduced with little or no documentation on the origin of the plants. Unfortunately, without that information, we cannot make a determination as to whether these can be considered native or not. Lacking that information, we will not list the plants as Florida natives. FANN POLICY Listing of Cultivars The Florida Association of Native Nurseries (FANN) philosophically supports the increased use of regional seed source plant stock for regional restoration and landscape projects, when possible. Further, FANN supports the use of Florida native species for Florida planting projects. Many Florida native species and their cultivars naturally occur beyond the state’s political boundaries. FANN recognizes that certain ecoregions, as defined by The Nature Conservancy, namely the South Atlantic Coastal Plain and the Eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, extend beyond Florida’s boundaries. Additional Florida ecoregions are the Florida Peninsula and Tropical Florida. Ecoregions are defined as areas of relatively homogeneous climate, topography, geology and vegetation. FANN finds naturally occurring cultivars of Florida native species occurring within these ecoregions acceptable for listing in the association directory. Mechanically hybridized plant stock shall be excluded from our listings. Customers should be informed that differences in latitude, soils and microclimate make some plant selections and their cultivars more or less suitable for their location. FANN members should know the origin of their stock and provide consumers this information upon request. Florida Native Cultivars For more information and a map of ecoregions, visit: FloridaNativeNurseries.org The state wildflower license plate has been the largest, most consistent source of revenue for native plant education, research and planting.
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