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According to their website the mission of the Nebraska Native Plant Society is to promote the appreciation and conservation of Nebraska’s native flora and to foster education and research on Nebraska’s native plants. Your dues help to provide grants to native plant research and conservation.
The Nebraska Statewide Arboretum began in 1978 by plant enthusiasts at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. There are now over 90 affiliated arboretums in 52 communities. The Statewide Arboretum has been involved in many beautification projects throughout the state all done in the spirit of improving the quality of life for the citizens of Nebraska.
The Western prairie fringed orchid, Platanthera praeclaracan be found on the prairie in central Nebraska. Like all native species it has its own niche in the ecosystem and its own specialized way that it relates to its environment.
The Ponderosa pine or Yellow pine, Pinus ponderosa was given its name by the botanist David Douglas. Impressed with its size and stature, he chose ponderosa as its name because in Latin it means “of great weight and significance.” Please see the NYBG catalog for its list of resources on the Pinus ponderosa.