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National Organizations Directory

As a service to the public, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center collects information on native plant societies, conservation groups, governmental agencies, botanical gardens, arboreta, and other plant-related organizations throughout North America. Click here to add your organization to the directory. Affiliates are organizations that partner with the Wildflower Center to encourage the preservation and use of native plants in different regions of the country.

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Crosby Arboretum

Address: 370 Ridge Road
P.O. Box 1639
Picayune, MS 39466

Region: Southeast

Phone: (601) 799-2311
Fax: (601) 799-2372
Web: www.crosbyarboretum.msstate.edu

Organization Structure: State Agency
Organization Scope: State/Regional
Organization Type: Arboretum

Services this organization provides

  • Wildflower or native habitat display on property
  • Provide educational programming
  • Open to the public
  • Membership program
  • Offer public programs, trips, seminars, etc.
  • Propagate native plants
  • Native plant sales

Native Plant Focus: Native plant ecosystems

Publications: Quarterly news journal

Description: The Crosby Arboretum is owned and operated by Mississippi State University, and is dedicated to educating the public about their environment. This mission is carried out by preserving, protecting, and displaying plants native to the Pearl River Drainage Basin ecosystem, providing environmental and botanical research opportunities, and offering cultural, scientific, and recreational programs. The Arboretum displays three basic habitats found in this ecosystem - a Savanna exhibit, a Woodland exhibit, and an Aquatic exhibit. Both drastic and subtle changes in landscape patterns can be observed within each exhibit. In addition to the 104-acre interpretive site, the Arboretum also maintains collectively over 700 acres of off-site natural areas that are preserved for scientific study. The Arboretum also features the award-winning Pinecote Pavilion, designed by noted architect E. Fay Jones.

Last Update: 2009-06-28
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