What We Do

Our Mission

The Florida Wildflower Foundation protects, connects and expands native wildflower habitats through education, research, planting and conservation.

Our Vision

Wildflowers are recognized as essential to Florida’s ecological health, economy and natural beauty.

Our Values

We work toward lasting and long-term solutions.

We believe a diverse system, whether people or plants, is always stronger and more resilient.

We pursue, share and base our work on rigorous learning and research.

We share information and educate in friendly, relevant and compelling ways.

We pursue, share and base our work on rigorous learning and research.

Our Work

Fueling flower power and feeding bees

Our work for native, natural Florida and its creatures, including the bees that feed us, depends on the generosity of our members, donors, volunteers and sponsors, and those who purchase the State Wildflower license plate.

Each time a plate is sold or renewed, $15 is donated to the Foundation. Since 2000, more than $4 million has been raised for wildflower education, planting and research across Florida.

Get the plate

Each $15 plate donation supports:

Planting and conservation

We provide grants for wildflowers in schools and public places. We also work with communities to identify and protect naturally occurring roadside wildflowers.

Education and awareness

Our publications, events and programs give people the tools and knowledge they need to create wildflower habitat in their own landscapes and communities.


We support applied research in both academic and field settings focused on expanding habitat networks and building capacity within the native plant growers industry.

Our Accomplishments

  • Teamed with schools, nature centers, botanical gardens, and city, county and state parks to establish hundreds of wildflower plantings that connect people to native, natural Florida.
  • Developed a classroom activity guide through which children get to know Florida’s unique flora and fauna.
  • Shaped policy that has reduced roadside mowing and designated dozens of new wildflower areas.
  • Helped save roadside wildflowers in 33 counties and three cities through the adoption of formal resolutions.
  • Increased public awareness of the importance of Florida’s native wildflowers.

Reports and Financials

Our strategic plan guides programs and grant-making

The Foundation’s bylaws are available by request. Email info@FlaWildflowers.org

Help feed the bees that feed us

The State Wildflower license plate provides funds for pollinator pathways along Florida’s roadsides.