Native Plants Work

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

Pollinator Mosaic

Noppadol Paothong photographs
benefiting our mission

Fall Webinars

Free webinars and the new Master Class Series

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Native Plants Work

Native Plant Database

Search over 300 native plants 

Mosaic by Noppadol Paothong, goldrenrod by James Trager, Monarch butterfly by Justin Klingsmith, 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.

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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...

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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