Native Plants Work

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

Web of Life

Oaks and other natives feed caterpillars. Caterpillars feed songbirds.

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Native Plants Work

Fall Plant Sales

Find native plants at a sale near you!

Polyphemus caterpillar by Linda Williams, Monarch butterfly by Justin Klingsmith, Plant sale by Felicia Brundick.

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.

Grow Native! Events


Choose native plants and put them to work for you:

Find out more on our Learn page.

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Are You a Host with the Most?

By Carol Davit, Missouri Prairie Foundation Executive DirectorPhoto: Polyphemus caterpillar by Linda Williams The foundation for insect and other animal life is plants. Not just any plants, but plants native to a given location, where insects in that same geography...

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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