Mission Statement

The mission of the West GA Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society is to promote the stewardship and conservation of Georgia's native plants and their habitats through education and with the involvement of individuals and organizations.

President's Message

Welcome to our website! We are West GA Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society, Inc., a non-profit organization supporting education about native flowers, trees, shrubs, vines and their role in supporting wildlife.

We are a group of native plant enthusiasts from the western counties of the southern piedmont who provide educational events on identifying and appreciating native plants. We promote the ethical use of native plants through links to nurseries who do not gather plants from the wild, our own plant propagation and in participation with the Rescue program conducted by the Georgia Native Plant Society of which we are a chapter.

We have varying activities that include participating in plant & seed exchanges between our members, field trips, guided walk & talks on local nature trails, garden tours, indoor presentations about native plants and outdoor group hikes and picnics. I hope that you will come to one of our public meetings and decide to become a member. You can check out the meetings and subjects on the Meetings & Activities Page.

If you are interested in membership please go to the Georgia Native Plant Society Membership page and be sure to select the West GA Chapter, in the dropdown, for participating in a regional chapter, under Preferences.

To contact me or to submit questions just send an e-mail to President@WGaWildflowers.org. Please add the topic of your email to the Subject line.

Marc LaFountain
President, WGC-GNPS

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Solidago caesia
    (so-li-DAY-go    KESS-ee-uh)
Wreath Goldenrod, taken on August 16, 2014.
Photo Credit: Mike Strickland

Solidago caesia can do well in the home landscape.

The Wreath Goldenrod ranges throughout much of central and eastern North America and does well in zones 4-8. A native woodland perennial, this goldenrod can be found in deciduous or open woods, wood borders and in clearings. Compared to other goldenrods, the Solidago caesia is somewhat smaller and is not aggressive as some of the goldenrods can be. It spreads slowly by underground rhizomes. Usually growing only one and a half to three feet tall, the plant has greenish-purple stems with lance-shaped leaves. From August through October the plant will sport arching stems that will be covered with tiny yellow blooms, with a spray of flowers at the end of each branch.~ ~ The plant prefers a sunny location although it can survive in light shade. Since it likes dry conditions, it is ideal for the late summer or fall garden. It has no serious disease problems and few insect pests, making it very carefree.

Common uses for this plant include: Plant this goldenrod in native plant gardens, open woodland gardens, cottage gardens, butterfly gardens, or your cutting garden. I

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Carrollton, GA 30112


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