Terry Zinn


Grower, biologist
21 years of experience
Terry L. Zinn, B.S. in Biology, M.S. Wildlife Ecology.

Terry began his career in the nursery business by operating a tree and shrub nursery in Pennsylvania. He has worked as a wildlife biologist for local, state, and federal agencies and private consulting companies conducting wetlands evaluations, endangered species surveys, water quality analysis, environmental assessments. Terry raises over 35 species of native grasses and wildflower seeds on his 40 acre farm, Wildflowers of Florida, Inc., in northern Alachua County. He has been researching and producing native wildflower seed for 16 years and his research has led to commercial production of over 40 native species formerly only available by wild collecting seed. His research has focused on germination, water use and, fertilization needs of native wildflower and grasses. Terry is a founding member, Vice President, and past President of the Florida Wildflower Cooperative and has received wildflower research grants from the Florida Wildflower Foundation. He was appointed in 2007 to the Florida Wildflower Foundation board as the Cooperative’s representative and currently serves as Chair of the Foundation. He has served as Vice Chair to the board and as chair of the research committee. He was elected as at large member of the Florida Native Plant Society and served 2009-2010.