“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
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The businesses listed in the Grow Native! Resource Guide are Grow Native! Professional Members. If you are a business and would like to be a Grow Native Professional Member, please see our Grow Native! Membership page.
The businesses listed here provide a variety of products including native seeds, plugs, plants, shrubs, and trees and may be retail, wholesale and/or mail order providers. Other businesses provide landscape architecture, landscape design, land care and landscape services, are arborists or forest managers, or provide wildlife habitat and ecological services. Others provide educational services or are institutions that support Grow Native!
Please let our members know you heard about them from the Grow Native! web site.
The businesses in this list provide products and services related to native plants and their uses, such as compost or edible native plants.
Arborists plant, care for, and maintain individual or small numbers of trees.
These educational institutions, botanical gardens, and nature reserves provide native plant educational resources: native plant specialists available for for educational events; places to see native plants in gardens, restorations, and natural areas; and/or literature or other educational resources pertaining to native plants.
The organizations on this list support the promotion of native plants, and may be botanical institutions, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, or communities.
Forest managers evaluate forests and timber stands, create forest management plans, and sometimes implement management plans.
These professionals plant, establish, and care for native landscapes for homes, businesses, public places, and other small areas. They may install plugs or potted plants into a landscape, plant seed, provide care, such as weeding, mulching, and mowing, for already-planted native gardens/landscapes, and/or prune trees and shrubs in a garden/landscape.
Landscape architects are licensed and accredited by state governments to plan landscapes in outdoor public area, landmarks, and gardens of various sizes.
Landscape designers plan landscapes, usually residential and commercial gardens.
These businesses sell plants retail, wholesale, and/or mail order. These businesses may sell nursery inventory plants (grower maintains a supply of plants) or custom grown ones (grower produces specific plants and quantities on contract. Plants sold are potted, ready for planting, growing in small to large containers. Plants may include native annuals, native perennials, and grasses, sedges, wildflowers, and vines.
Plants, ready for planting, growing in smaller cells of various sizes.
Seeds of native plants for landscaping, forage, wildlife, and other purposes. The businesses on this list sell wholesale, retail, and/or by mail order.
The professionals in this list may sell shrubs and trees retail, wholesale, and/or mail order. They may sell woody plants ready to be planted as bare-root woody seedlings (young trees or shrubs dug from nursery fields), potted woody plants (trees or shrubs growing in containers), and/or field-grown woody plants (larger trees and shrubs dug from field production).
These professionals provide resource management and/or maintenance, usually for larger tracts of land. They may provide one or more of the following services: landscape/habitat planning, landscape/habitat design, landscape/habitat installation, landscape/habitat maintenance, and plant identification and inventory.
The Missouri Prairie Foundation and the Grow Native! program provide this list of suppliers of native plant products and services as a convenience to gardeners, landowners, and landscape enthusiasts. It is the responsibility of the consumer to check the references of, negotiate fees with, and make all arrangements with those listed in this Resource Guide. The Missouri Prairie Foundation and the Grow Native! program accept no responsibility for products and services rendered.