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Native Plant Information Network

NPIN Personnel

Welcome to the Native Plant Information Network (NPIN). Our goal is to assemble and disseminate information that will encourage the sustainable use and conservation of native plants throughout North America. NPIN is designed to inform a broad audience ranging from members of the general public such as homeowners, wildflower enthusiasts, and gardeners to practicing professionals such as botanists, land managers, and government personnel.

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Joe Marcus - Program Coordinator Plant Information

Joe Marcus holds a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from the University of Georgia in Athens. Mr. Marcus developed and maintained the system for management of plant accession records and garden mapping at the Wildflower Center and manages the plant answer services.

Wildflower Center Staff

Over the years, numerous staff have helped develop and mange the resources contained in the Native Plant Information Network. Special thanks to Kathryn Kennedy, Flo Oxley, Sage Kawecki, Phillip Hawkins, Susan Middendorf and Stephen Brueggerhoff for their contributions to this effort.

Wildflower Center Volunteers

Many volunteers have contributed hundreds of hours of their time to research information, scan images, develop databases, and manage collections. Without the help and support of volunteers like Barbara Medford, Janice Charnley, Susan Richter, Peter Knight, Nan Hampton, Emil Lazzeri, Ellen Bruce, Hannah and Rachel Waitt and many others, this project would not have been possible.