American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana). Photo: Mervin Wallace

Grow Native! Fact Sheets

Did You Know? Fact Sheet: Native Plants Help Fruits and Vegetables Thrive
Native plants planted with fruits and vegetables help pollinators thrive–and in turn support pollination of farm and garden crops. This two-page list was compiled by native bee specialist Mike Arduser for the Grow Native! program, with photos provided by Dr. Ed Spevak of the Saint Louis Zoo.

Did You Know? Fact Sheet: Songbirds Need Native Plants
Choosing native plants for your yard or land will help songbirds thrive. Our beloved birds need native plants to feed their babies. Learn more here!

Perennial Plant Association Names 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year Fact Sheet
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) is a stunning jewel of the prairie that can make a bold statement for the home garden. Read more about it here!

Let’s Beautify Our Gardens and Protect Monarch Butterflies Fact Sheet (Spanish)
The monarch butterfly is the only species of butterfly that travels thousands of kilometers from Canada to Michoacán, México in search of food and to escape cold winters. On this map, you can appreciate the journey of butterflies throughout the year.

Information Sheet: Pesticide Usage and Native Plant Production
The use of native plant materials in landscapes is becoming the default selection for many
gardeners and is a strong area of horticultural interest and business growth. Many growers,
garden centers, and installers rely on their sales of native plants to bolster their business.

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