Passionflower Chapter

Florida Native Plant Society

About Us/Contacts


The Passionflower Chapter is one of over 30 Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) chapters throughout the State whose mission is preserving, conserving, and restoring the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.

Passionflower serves the southern portions of Lake County including Clermont, Groveland, Mascotte, Ferndale, Montverde and Minneola as well as the far west portions of Orange County including Oakland, Ocoee, Winter Garden and Windermere.  In this area we work to share information about native plants and sustainable landscaping, Central Florida ecosystems and wildlife, and conservation and habitat restoration initiatives.

Get to know us!  Explore our website and join our Facebook page (PassionflowerFNPS) to see what interesting and fun past programs, field trips and outreach events we've hosted as well as what we have planned.  Learn some basics about native plants. Join FNPS and our chapter to help support our efforts.



Our 2022-2023 Officers:

  • President: Melanie Simon
  • Vice-President: Katrina Stephenson
  • Secretary: Donna Bingaman
  • Treasurer: Hillarie Burgess
  • Chapter Representative: Melanie Simon
  • Membership Chairman: Denise Palermo