Native Plants Work

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

2021 Webinars

New spring master classes and webinars

Winter Natives

Top 10 Native Plants for Winter Pollinators

Native Plant Database

Search over 300 native plants 

Web of Life

Oaks and other natives feed caterpillars. Caterpillars feed songbirds. 

Wildflower garden by Scott Woodbury, Ozark Witchazel by MDC, Polyphemus by Linda Williams, grasses and goldenrod by Frank Oberle.

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.

Top Stories


Community Conservation: Interview with Ronda Burnett

In 2020, Ronda Burnett became the new chair of MPF's Grow Native! Committee. A native of Monett, MO, Ronda has worked as a community conservation planner with the Missouri Department of Conservation in Springfield, MO since 2005. Ronda is also the author of...

Webinars and Master Classes for the New Year

Missouri Prairie Foundation & Grow Native! Webinars and Master Classes for the New Year Enjoy weekly online programming January through March 2021 December 15, 2020, Columbia, MO—The Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) and its 20-year-old Grow Native! program have...

Be a Part of the 2020 Marker Match Campaign

Recognizing the importance of the work MPF does to protect 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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