Our mission is to promote the education, enjoyment, science and stewardship of native wildflowers and their habitats

Welcome to The Wildflower Association of Michigan

Welcome to the Wildflower Association of Michigan web site. We are a nonprofit organization founded in 1986 in Lansing, Michigan.

Our Mission

By increasing awareness and knowledge, The Wildflower Association of Michigan encourages the preservation and restoration of Michigan's native plants and native plant communities.

Michigan Wildflower Conference

This two-day conference is held each year in early March at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Talks cover a wide range of topics related to Michigan native plants and their habitats. Recent keynote speakers have included landscape architects Larry Weaner and Darrel Morrison, photographer and author Rick Darke, and entomologist Douglas Tallamy. Details of the 2017 conference—our 30th—are available here.

What's New

Newsletter error: The recent newsletter incorrectly included a registration form from last year. Please do not use it! We encourage everyone to register online; the online system will be available by Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, or sooner. Please check back at the website then.

Conference speakers: Our keynote speakers this year will be Lynn Steiner, author of Landscaping with Native Plants of Michigan, and Ben Vogt, owner of Monarch Gardens, a prairie garden design firm in Nebraska. The list of speakers for our concurrent sessions is still growing and can be found here.

Advertising in conference program: Advertisements for placement in our conference program are being accepted through January 31. Ads will reach the 275–300 people who attend the conference. For details regarding ad pricing and submission, please contact Craig Elston at wildflower1000@ameritech.net.

Hotel discount: The Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center offers reduced room rates for conference attendees through February 3. Please call (800) 875-5090 for reservations.

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