Native Plants Work
Grow Native! is the native plant marketing and education program of the Missouri Prairie Foundation.
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Indian pink by Reva Dow, cuckoo bee by Ed Spevak, bumble bee on blue false indigo by Ed Spevak, grasses and goldenrod by Frank Oberle, Polyphemus by Linda Williams.
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NATIVE PLANTS WORK
Choose native plants and put them to work for you:
- Beautify your surroundings and fill your landscape with life!
- Sustain the hundreds of species of pollinators of the lower Midwest
- Feed monarch butterflies and help ensure that their awe-inspiring migration forever remains a wonder of planet Earth!
- Support native songbirds
- Manage stormwater and protect streams
- Store carbon with deep-rooted natives
- Build healthy soil
- Provide drought-tolerant forage for livestock and use natives in other ways on farms
- Provide native edibles for people–pawpaws, elderberries, persimmons, walnuts and more!
- Create and enhance habitat for wildlife
Find out more on our Learn page.
APA Virtual Luncheon on Land Trusts & Communities April 19
Members of the Missouri Land Trust Coalition, of which MPF serves on the Steering Committee, as well as the Marlborough Community Land Trust, will present on how communities can use land trusts for community planning. If you would like to attend, here is the link,...
New Report Suggests Supply of Native Seeds Insufficient to Meet Current, Future Ecological Restoration Project Needs
This article was first published in January on the www.nationalacademies.org website and is being reposted here, with permission, in its entirety. News Release | January 26, 2023 WASHINGTON — A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and...
Call for Award Nominations
The Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF), its Grow Native! program, and the Missouri Invasive Plant Council (MoIP), which MPF administers, is now accepting nominations for its Missouri Prairie Foundation awards (prairie pioneer, prairie professional, prairie...
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.