“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
There is a wealth of information available to help guide you as you learn about native plants and their uses. Here are a few of our favorites. Check back periodically as we update this area with additional sources of information and great places to visit.
Here’s where you’ll find native plant societies and associations as well as organizations involved in preserving natural native landscapes.
Books, magazines and other printed publications such as newsletters and booklets on plants, landscaping, and environmental issues.
Chances are, if you have a question about Grow Native! or native plants, someone else has asked the same question. Check here to see if we might have the answer.
This handy glossary will help you translate some of the botanical and environmental terms used on this site.
Publications Available from Grow Native!
Please contact us for a copy of the following publication.
This is the spot to find information about municipal, county, state and federal native plant initiatives and resources.
This is a roundup of all the great but not easily categorized native resources we’ve come across over the years. Don’t pass it up!
These pages show you how to use Missouri’s native grasses, sedges, forbs, shrubs and trees to maximize Farm Bill and other program incentives to achieve superior conservation benefits on your farmland or rural property.
This Grow Native! Model Native Plant Ordinance can be used by communities wishing to become more native plant friendly. This model ordinance contains noxious weed lists for Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas, for inclusion/deletion depending on which state a municipality lies within. This model can be adapted as desired to meet the needs of individual communities.
Do you have a burning desire to know and name plants? This area of our website will put you in touch with on-line sources for plant identification.
Looking for a great public garden that uses native plants, an inspirational walk in a woodland filled with spring blooming wildflowers or a vista of an untouched prairie? Use this area of our site as your roadmap!
Whether you have a balcony garden, a small urban lot, a four-acre parcel or a sprawling ranch, you can include native plants in your landscape.
This twelve page guide is filled with ideas for using natives around your home and includes how-to information and easy-to-follow plans.
A Grow Native! guide for homeowners, teachers and landscape designers
This four page guide is filled with ideas for creating rain gardens and includes how-to information and easy-to-follow plans.
Download the booklet(PDF, 422 Kb)
Grow Native! makes it easy!
This eight page guide shows you how to use Missouri’s native grasses, sedges, forbs, shrubs, vines and trees to improve conservation on your farm, year after year.