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Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society

Members of the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society work "together to create healthy ecosystems, teach the next generation to love the land, and save the wild beauty of Indiana." According to their website Indiana has six chapters located throughout the state. 


Society Newsletter

INPAWS Journal is a quarterly publication for members and friends. As a member of any chapter you will receive this publication.

A Native of Indiana

Deam Oak, Quercus Deamii, Indiana, native hybrid


This plant specimen in the JSTOR Global Plants database of the Deam Oak, Quercus Deamii, is a native hybrid oak tree of Indiana. Deam bought the land that the first discovered oak inhabited and presented it to the state of Indiana in order to preserve and protect the tree—the Deam Oak Monument still exists today. The New York Botanical Garden Library offers JSTOR Global Plants to its users--the world’s largest database of digitized plant specimens and a locus for international scientific research and collaboration.

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Historical Notes

Charles Clemon Deam

A native of Indiana, Charles Clemon Deam, (1865-1953) was an avid botanist and the state’s first forester. His lifelong passion for botany and taxonomy resulted in many discoveries and highly regarded publications such as The Flora of Indiana. He was also the first to sound the alarm for invasive species in Indiana.