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Grow Native! is the native plant marketing and education program of the Missouri Prairie Foundation.

Updated Grow Native! Resource Guide

Find professional members that provide native plant products and services

Top Fall Natives

Top 10 Native Plants to Support Bees in Fall

2022 Webinars

Master classes and webinars continue in 2022

Native Plant Database

Search over 300 native plants

Web of Life

Oaks and other natives feed caterpillars. Caterpillars feed songbirds.

Indian pink by Reva Dow, Liatris aspera by Mervin Wallace, compass plant by Erica Ballard, grasses and goldenrod by Frank Oberle, Polyphemus by Linda Williams.

What is the Lower Midwest?
Map of lower midwest showing Grow Native service area
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 of the Lower Midwest—Missouri, southwestern Illinois, northern Arkansas, and eastern Kansas.
Grow Native! Events


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Grow Native! Participates in CoMoGives 2022

The Missouri Prairie Foundation's Grow Native! program is proud to once again participate in the annual CoMoGives online fundraiser, beginning on Giving Tuesday, November 29, 2022 and continuing through the end of year. CoMoGives is a project of the Central Missouri...

Now Hiring: Missouri Prairie Foundation Prairie Stewardship Assistant

Position Title Prairie Stewardship Assistant. 24 to 40 hours weekly. This is a field position that does not report to an office. Position located in Springfield or Joplin areas, or in any of the following counties: Lawrence, Dade, Benton, St. Clair, Barton, Vernon,...

Grow Native! Ambassador Award for 2022 Bestowed to Mike Hoyle

During its Grow Native! Professional Member Conference on November 9 in Columbia, Missouri, the Grow Native! program awarded the 2022 Grow Native! Ambassador Award to Mike Hoyle, manager of Missouri Wildflowers Nursery in Brazito, Missouri. “The Grow Native! program...

Grow Native! Webinars and Master Classes

The Missouri Prairie Foundation and its Grow Native! program are hosting biweekly virtual webinars and master classes to learn more about native plants, natural communities, and more.

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