Native Plants Work

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

Leave the Leaves

Leave fallen leaves this winter to benefit wildlife and more!

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Just pick three plant species per season

2022 Webinars

Master classes and webinars continue in 2022

Native Plant Database

Search over 300 native plants

Top Winter Natives

Top Native Plants for Bees in Winter

Web of Life

Oaks and other natives feed caterpillars. Caterpillars feed songbirds.

American Hazelnut by Alan Branhagen, aster and carpenter bee by Ed Spevak, compass plant by Erica Ballard, grasses and goldenrod by Frank Oberle, vernal witch hazel by MDC, Polyphemus by Linda Williams.

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.
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Choose native plants and put them to work for you:

Find out more on our Learn page.

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Grow Native! Ambassador Award for 2021 Bestowed to Bill Straatmann

During its virtual Grow Native! Professional Member Conference on November 3, the Grow Native! program awarded the 2021 Grow Native! Ambassador Award to Bill Straatmann, owner of Straatmann Toyota in Washington, Missouri. Native plants play an important role in...

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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