NANPS was founded in 1985 by a small group of dedicated conservationists as the Canadian Wildflower Society. As our American membership grew, and acknowledging that plants don’t recognize political boundaries, we changed our name to the North American Native Plant Society in 1999. In 1985 we founded North America’s foremost native plant magazine: Wildflower. The original magazine ceased publication in 2004, but it’s name lives on under the editorship of Texas’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Centre. In place of Wildflower, NANPS continues to publish a 16 page quarterly, The Blazing Star.