"Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it."
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
is a native plant marketing and education program of the Missouri Prairie Foundation
. Grow Native!
helps protect and restore biodiversity by increasing conservation awareness of native plants and their effective use in urban, suburban, and rural developed landscapes. Through collaboration with consumers, private industry, non-profit organizations, and government agencies, Grow Native!
aims to significantly increase the demand and use of native plants in the Lower Midwest—Missouri, southern Illinois, eastern Kansas, and northern Arkansas.
What makes a plant "Native?" And why use native plants?
Featured Grow Native! Efforts
Grow Native! forms the Missouri Exotic Invasive Plant Species Task Force
Support Our Grow Native! Program Sponsors
Featured Native Plants
Look for our new plant tags on native plant species sold through the Grow Native! member network of garden center retailers: