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April is now National Native Plant Month for the United States

  As of March 25th, 2021, the United States has an official National Native Plant Month!  The Florida Native Plant Society has been celebrating Florida Native Plant Month every October since 2015 . Most recently, in 2019, Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried declared October Florida Native Plant Month during a ceremony at Native Nurseries of Tallahassee. We have been following the quick introduction and passage of Senate Resolution 109, co-sponsored by Rob Portman (R-OR) and Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) 1 . Introduced to the Senate on March 15th, it was passed by a unanimous vote on March 25th. 2 We signed on as a supporting organization for this resolution and wrote to Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) requesting that they support the resolution. The Washington Native Plant Society holds a Native Plant Appreciation month in April, and this year was even able to have April 2021 proclaimed as such by the State of Washington 3 .  Executive Director Juliet Rynear on t