As a Florida Wildflower Foundation board member, David Price brings deep knowledge accumulated over a diverse horticultural career.
Get the State Wildflower license plate to support the natural world
Everyone loves a field of flowers… especially the bees and butterflies that depend on them. But our flowers are vanishing from our rapidly developing landscape, and just when wildlife needs them the most.
Show your support for our natural world by purchasing the State Wildflower specialty license plate! Since 2000, the plate has raised more than $4.2 million for roadside wildflowers, gardens in public parks and schools, educational materials and more.
Two ways to purchase your plate today
- When you purchase and renew your State Wildflower plate, an annual $15 specialty plate fee is collected and given to the Florida Wildflower Foundation to fund work for wildflowers and wildlife throughout the state. To view the total cost of switching to the State Wildflower plate, click “What does the State Wildflower plate cost” in the Q&A menu (right).
- Plate owners are Florida Wildflower Foundation members and receive member benefits. Register your membership here.
- Don’t wait — you can purchase a State Wildflower plate even if your present registration hasn’t expired.
- The plate features a composite of Florida’s state wildflower, the Coreopsis. There are 17 species found in Florida, 14 of which are native.
State Wildflower Tag Q & A
Question: Why the new look?
The original State Wildflower license plate design was 19 years old in 2018. The fresh new look draws attention to the vital link between pollinators and wildflowers.
The new design depicts a butterfly with two species of Coreopsis, Florida’s state wildflower. The yellow flower is Coreopsis leavenworthii, (Leavenworth’s tickseed). The pink one is Coreopsis nudata (Georgia tickseed). Both are Florida native wildflowers. The design was created by Caley Curchy of Lake Wales, Fla.
I have the old State Wildflower design. How can I switch to the new look?
License plates have a life expectancy of about 10 years. When your plate reaches that mark, your county tax collector’s office will automatically send you a new State Wildflower plate, which will have the new design. For example, if your State Wildflower license plate was issued to you four years ago, you can expect to get a plate with the new design in six years.
If you’d like to switch to the new look before then, fill out this form to receive a phone call from the Indian River Tax Collector’s office, which will process your request no matter where in Florida you live. Or visit your local tax collectors’ office.
I have a typical State of Florida plate. How can I switch to the new State Wildflower plate?
What does the State Wildflower plate cost?
- If you have the current State Wildflower license plate and would like to switch to the new design, the one-time fee is $40.15 by mail.*
- If you have a valid Florida license plate and would like to replace it with a State Wildflower plate, and it is more than 3 months until your birthday, the one-time cost is $60.15 by mail.*
- If your plate is eligible for renewal and you would like to switch to the State Wildflower plate, you will pay your renewal fee plus a one-time fee of $51.75 by mail.*
These three options include a $15 specialty tag fee received by the Florida Wildflower Foundation to fund work for wildflowers.
After you receive your plate, each annual renew of it will include your registration renewal fee and a $15 specialty tag fee received the Florida Wildflower Foundation.
* Mail fees are $3.75 and are not applicable should you visit a tax collector’s office.
Can I request the State Wildflower license plate when I am buying a new car?
Definitely! Ask your dealer to order the State Wildflower plate for your car. You’ll be given a temporary tag to display until you receive your new plate by mail.
What does the Foundation do with my donation?
The Foundation uses the donation to fund native Florida wildflower research, education and planting/conservation projects. Your donation also includes a Florida Wildflower Foundation membership.
What if I want my State Wildflower license tag now but my present tag hasn't expired?
You can purchase a State Wildflower tag at any time. Simply fill out our form to purchase your plate by phone, or visit your county tax collector’s office. However, you will pay an additional fee to switch plates.
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.
Florida has more than 120 specialty license plates, 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!
I have a personalized “vanity” tag. Can I still get the State Wildflower license plate?
Yes. The State Wildflower tag’s center-logo design can accommodate up to seven letters and a space or hyphen. Learn more about personalized tags.
Your donation supports wildflowers, wildlife and wild places
Wildflowers are the heart of native Florida. Many of our most treasured and threatened wild creatures depend on them for survival. But wildflowers themselves are threatened.
Your tax-deductible contribution to the Florida Wildflower Foundation provides butterfly and bee habitat, educational programming for all ages, and research that advances the knowledge we need to better nurture our native habitat. We can’t do this work without the support of people like you.
Please give today. Our natural world depends on it.
See how your donation helps.
Options for Giving
One-time gift, you choose the amount.
Every tax-deductible gift brings wildflowers to roadsides, communities and school throughout La Florida, the “land of flowers.”
Monthly Giving: Pick the level that works for you.
A monthly gift often works best for many budgets. Choose an option from the list to be charged to your credit card each month.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR THE FLORIDA WILDFLOWER FOUNDATION, A FLORIDA-BASED NONPROFIT CORPORATION (REGISTRATION NO. CH12319), MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-HELP-FLA FREE (435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE OR VISITING THEIR WEBSITE HERE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
Join today to save wild Florida
Our members have raised more than $4 million to spread flowers along roadsides, research their mysteries, and teach people how Florida’s first flowers sustain bees and butterflies. Join them today in supporting native wildflowers and the wildlife depending on them.
Have the State Wildflower license plate? You’re a member! See below for information on registering your membership.
- Free e-newsletter
- Action alerts
- Discounts on FWF events and field trips
- Copy of 20 Easy-to-Grow Wildflowers*
*Upon request; while supplies last.
Brightman and Nan Logan
A fifth-generation Floridian, Brightman Logan grew up roaming West Central Florida’s woods and wetlands. Now, much of the land he remembers – along with its creatures – is gone. He finds that troubling. “To me, there’s an urgency about preserving our habitats,” he says. “We’re losing so much of it so quickly.”
Through their longtime support of the Florida Wildflower Foundation, Brightman and his wife, Nan, are helping to reverse habitat loss and bring native wildflowers and plants to urban places.
“When I look at the Foundation’s accomplishments, I see the tremendous strides that have been made. We are leading the charge, making the public aware of Florida’s native plants and their roles in healthy habitat. The organization has done so much good for Florida.”