Dr. Loran Anderson is a professor emeritus in the department of biological science at Florida State University in Tallahassee. His research has focused on plant taxonomy and systematics in the Florida Panhandle and elsewhere. He is currently compiling a checklist of native plants in Panhandle counties that will include rare and endangered species. Over the course of his career, he has authored numerous publications and has named (i.e., described for science) 12 new Florida native plant species or subspecies. Dr. Anderson is a long-time member of the Florida Wildflower Foundation. In 2016, he received the Foundation’s “Coreopsis Award” in recognition of contribution to Florida’s wildflowers.
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 our natural world by purchasing the State Wildflower specialty license plate! Since 2000, the plate has raised almost $4 million for roadside wildflowers, gardens in public parks and schools, educational materials and more.
Two ways to purchase your plate today
- The State Wildflower license plate costs $15 more than a regular Florida plate (note: a one-time fee will be charged by the state to switch your plate). The $15 contribution funds work for wildflowers and wildlife throughout the state.
- 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: What does the tag cost?
In addition to the $15 fee given to the Florida Wildflower Foundation, the state charges a $28 new plate fee when a motorist switches to a new plate, in addition to a $5 Specialty License Plate Processing Fee. Counties may levy additional small charges. When renewing your State Wildflower license plate, you’ll pay the $15 fee given to FWF, plus the $5 processing fee.
Why is an extra $15 charged?
The State Wildflower license tag is the Florida Wildflower Foundation’s main source of funding. When you purchase or renew the tag, your tax-deductible donation of $15 goes to the Foundation and is used solely to protect and plant native wildflowers and plants in Florida. We can’t do this work without your support.
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.
Where can I learn more about switching to the State Wildflower license plate?
Go to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicle’s web site, or call your local tax collector’s office.
What is the "state wildflower" shown on the tag?
Artist Bill Celander of Tallahassee artistically enhanced the flower to make it more vivid and visible. It depicts the genus Coreopsis. There are 16 Coreopsis species in the state.
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.”