“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
These lists will help you select native plants for various situations. Click on any one of the headings to see the recommended plants. You can print out the lists or click on any one of the entries to learn more about that plant.
These Missouri natives provide nectar for adult butterflies and/or food for the young larvae caterpillars.
Plant a variety of native perennials and blooming shrubs to create a continual feast for Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.
Create a living birdfeeder by planting a variety of fruiting native shrubs and seed producing native perennials and grasses. Even during the winter, these plants add interest and attract watchable wildlife to your landscape.
Use native perennials and shrubs to add seasonal interest and color to the edge of your woodland or plant in shady areas in your landscape.
These dazzling natives will add color to sunny, open garden beds or prairie plantings.
Enjoy native plants in colorful containers and later in your garden.
Consult this information provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation to learn how to identify and control more than 25 of the most common invasive plants in Missouri.