About KNPS

KNPS encourages awareness and appreciation of the native plants of Kansas in their habitats and in our landscapes by promoting education, stewardship, and scientific knowledge. Learn more About Us.

Native Plants

Kansas native plants are indigenous to Kansas and include wildflowers, forbs, grasses, sedges, rushes, trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, mosses, and others. They are found in our prairies, woodlands, wetlands, and gardens. Learn more about the Definition of Native Plants.


One of the best ways to learn about Kansas plants is to join KNPS. Some of our members’ favorite benefits are the quarterly Newsletter, the wildflower Events, and connecting with other members. Learn more about Membership.

Email List

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2020 Anual Wildflower Weekend Postponed to 2021

Due to major health and safety concerns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the KNPS Annual Wildflower Weekend (AWW) is postponed...(special message from President Brad Guhr)

2020 CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2020 KNPS Photo Contest

While our membership is not able to gather and celebrate Kansas native plants at the AWW this year, the annual photo contest will proceed as usual with additional online presence for the winners. INFORMATION HERE

Plant A Prairie

Applications closed April 25, 2020. Plant A Prairie applications for the 2021 season will open on April 1, 2021

Plant A Prairie- Free Garden Kits to Kansas Teachers

Past Events

2017 KNPS Annual Wildflower Weekend
2017 KNPS Annual Wildflower Weekend

Upcoming Events

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Native Plant Member Gallery

American bellflower (Campanula americana) by Emmett Sullivan in Cherokee County, KS