Welcome to Grow Native!

"Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it."
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity

Grow Native! 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


MPF 3 ButterflyFeatured Native Plants

Look for our new plant tags on native plant species sold through the Grow Native! member network of garden center retailers:
Website generously supported by these Grow Native! Sponsors
Missouri Department of Conservation St. Louis Composting Missouri Wildflowers Nursery Greenscape Gardens Native Landscape Solutions Forrest Keeling Nursery Pure Air Natives City of Springfield Environmental Services Sugar Creek Gardens Image Map