With a $21,000 grant to the University of Florida’s Museum of Natural History, the Florida Wildflower Foundation is supporting a unique research project that will train prison inmates to test and document propagation techniques for milkweed, the only host plant for Monarch butterflies. The grant is made possible by sales of the State Wildflower license plate.
Weed Seed Bank study
This long-term effort seeks to solve the biggest detriment to wildflower plantings and restoration efforts – weed seeds in soil.
We're learning to help wildflowers come out on top!
Gary Henry Endowment
for the Study of Florida Native Wildflowers
Established in 2007 by the Florida Wildflower Foundation, Inc., this fund supports research on wildflowers native to the state of Florida at the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Gary Henry, a retired landscape architect for the Florida Department of Transportation, was the first Executive Director of the Foundation.