Native Plants Work

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

November 4, 2020

Grow Native! Professional Member Conference – Open To All

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Native Plants Work

Native Plant Database

Search over 300 native plants 

New Webinars

New in-depth Master Class Series

Grow Native! committee members by Mervin Wallace, Monarch butterfly by Justin Klingsmith, grasses and goldenrod by Frank Oberle, goldrenrod by James Trager.

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


Choose native plants and put them to work for you:

Find out more on our Learn page.

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Leave the Leaves this Fall to Benefit Wildlife and Build Healthy Soil

Autumn is officially here! Cooler weather is moving in and leaves are turning and falling to the ground. As you plan fall cleanup, consider the songbirds, butterflies, and other wildlife your yard can support and what they need to survive the cooler months. Leaving...

MPF and Grow Native! Webinars and Master Classes

Get excited for our new MPF and Grow Native! webinars! Thanks to your post-webinar survey feedback we learned that you want more, so we are bringing back our free webinars as well as new master class webinars! These master classes will give a more in-depth look at...

Be a Part of the 2020 Marker Match Campaign

Recognizing the importance of the work MPF does to project prairies and expand prairie plantings, MPF lifetime members Susan Lordi Marker and Dennis Marker will match—to $20,000 —all donations of any amount given in 2020 to support prairie protection and prairie plantings.

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