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Kansas Wildflower of the Year

About

The Kansas Native Plant Society (KNPS) chooses one of our native Kansas plants each year as the Wildflower of the Year. The plant chosen must be a plant native to Kansas. It may be common or rare. It need not be of horticultural interest, and if it is not, this may actually be a plus. It may be selected for emphasis on habitat. The purpose of selecting a Wildflower of the Year is to increase public awareness of our native Kansas plants.

Current Wildflower of the Year

The Wildflower of the Year for 2016 is Golden Alexanders.

Criteria for Selection

  1. Must be a plant native to Kansas
  2. May be common or rare
  3. Need not be of horticultural interest and this may be a plus
  4. May be selected for emphasis on habitat
  5. Should increase public awareness of our native Kansas plants

Past Wildflowers

Learn more about each species and how to grow them with these species accounts.

Suggest Next Wildflower

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