You can support native Florida wildflower research, education and planting by purchasing your State Wildflower license tag here* or visiting your local tax collector's office.
To switch to the State Wildflower license plate now, here’s what you’ll need:
Got a special event or important birthday coming up? You can now give the gift of a State Wildflower tag by clicking here!
QUESTION: What does the tag cost?
ANSWER: The tag is $15 more than purchasing a regular Florida tag.
Q: Why is an extra $15 charged?
A: When you purchase a State Wildflower tag, you make a $15 tax-deductible donation to the not-for-profit Florida Wildflower Foundation.
Q: What does the Foundation do with my donation?
A: The Foundation uses the donation to fund native Florida wildflower research, education and planting projects. Your donation also includes a Florida Wildflower Foundation membership.
Q: Are all specialty tags $15 more than regular license tags?
A: Actually, most specialty tags are $25 more. The State Wildflower plate is one of a handful of specialty plates that is just $15.
Q: What if I want my State Wildflower license tag now but my present tag has not yet expired?
A: You can purchase a State Wildflower tag at any time online or at your tax collector's office. However, you will pay an additonal fee to switch plates.
Q: I went to my tag office, but I did not see the State Wildflower tag on the wall or in the license plate samples book.
A: There are more than 120 specialty license plates now sold in Florida, so it can be difficult to find the State Wildflower tag among them. Just tell the clerk you want flower power – the State Wildflower license tag!
Q: I have a personalized “vanity” tag. Can I still get the State Wildflower license plate?
A: Yes. The State Wildflower tag’s center-logo design can accommodate up to seven letters and a space or hyphen. For more information on personalized tags, click here.
Q: Where can I learn more about switching to the State Wildflower specialty plate?
A: Go to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicle’s web site, or call your local tax collector’s office.
Q: The tag’s flower doesn’t look like our state wildflower to me. What is it?
A: Artist Bill Celander of Tallahassee artistically enhanced the flower to make it more vivid and visible. It depicts the genus Coreopsis. There are 16 Coreopsis species in the state.
In 1991, the genus Coreopsis was designated Florida's official wildflower, thanks to the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. The 15 Coreopsis species found in Florida are either yellow or pink (Coreopsis nudata).
Read more (PDF) about Florida's native Coreopsis species.