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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 Summer Natives

Top 10 Native Plants to Support Bees in Summer

2022 Webinars

Master classes and webinars continue in 2022

Native Plant Database

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Web of Life

Oaks and other natives feed caterpillars. Caterpillars feed songbirds.

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

What is the Lower Midwest?
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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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June 4, 2022: Rural Land Stewardship Field Day

9 a.m. - noon @ 300 East Fox Hollow Road (4 miles west of Ashland, MO) Presented and hosted by Grow Native! Professional Member Bill Ruppert on behalf of Blue Fox Farm, Fox Hollow Forest, and Three Creeks Farm & Forest. Admission is free but pre-registration by...

Callery Pear Buy-Back Events: April 26, 2022

The Missouri Invasive Plant Council (MoIP), in partnership with Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, will host a Callery pear “buy-back” program on April 26 in Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, Columbia, Joplin, and Cape Girardeau. Native to China, Callery pear trees (Pyrus...

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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