Get the plate that works for wildflowers and wildlife

The State Wildflower license plate has raised more than $4.2 million for Florida’s native wildflowers, wildlife and wild places.

The plate provides the only consistent source of funding for Florida’s native plants and wildflowers. Just look at a few of the things it’s made possible:

  • Established more than 400 school wildflower gardens that let children experience and learn about nature.
  • Planted and protected hundreds of acres of wildflower pollinator pathways on roadsides.
  • Increased environmental awareness in more than 2 million people throughout Florida.

Every day, the State Wildflower plate touches thousands of residents and visitors through environmental education on social media and the Florida Wildflower Foundation website. It funds university students performing valuable research, makes possible grants for public places, and much, much more.

Help protect and preserve native, natural Florida — get your State Wildflower license plate today!

State Wildflower license plate
The redesign of the State Wildflower license plate went on sale in October 2018.
Old wildfllower license tag

The State Wildflower license plate’s original design is no longer available. Launched in 2000, the plate has raised more than $4.2 million for Florida’s wildflowers.

When you purchase and renew the 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 (below).

Plate owners are Florida Wildflower Foundation members and receive member benefits. Register your membership here.

Two ways to purchase your plate

Visit your county tax collector’s office.
Fill out the form below.

Fill out my online form.

State Wildflower Tag Q & A

Why the new look?

The original State Wildflower license plate design was 19 years old in 2018. The fresh design draws attention to the link between pollinators and wildflowers. It depicts two species of Coreopsis, Florida’s state wildflower, with a butterfly. The yellow flower is Coreopsis leavenworthii, (Leavenworth’s tickseed); the pink is Coreopsis nudata (Georgia tickseed). Both are Florida native wildflowers. The plate was designed 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 send you a State Wildflower plate with the new design. If you’d like to switch before then, submit the form on this page to request a phone call from the Indian River Tax Collector’s office, which will process your request. 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?

Simply complete the form on this page to receive a phone call from the Indian River Tax Collector’s office, which will process your request. Or visit your local tax collectors’ office.

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.

Each annual renew of the plate will include your registration renewal fee and a $15 specialty tag fee received by 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 complete the form on this page to purchase your plate by phone, or visit your county tax collector’s office. You will pay an additional fee to switch plates.

Can I purchase the license plate as a gift for someone else?

Yes! You have two options.

  1. To order a plate for your recipient, complete the form on this page to receive a call from the Indian River Tax Collectors office, which will process your request. You’ll need a copy of your recipient’s auto registration.
  2. Visit your local county tag agency and request to purchase a State Wildflower license plate gift certificate to give to your recipient.

Click to learn more about the gift certificate program.

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.

The State Wildflower plate makes things happen!

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