- Grow Native, the Missouri Conservation and Agriculture Department’s joint venture promoting native plants
- Shaw Nature Reserve Native Plant School, year-round series of mostly outdoor learning sessions in the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve
- Shaw Nature Reserve Whitmire Wildflower Garden, a place for year-round walking and for appreciating and learning about nature and natural landscaping.
- Short video clips on the importance of native plants: video 1, video2
- Making messy look good. Some great “tricks” for making even the wildest yard look tame.
- Dr. Doug Tallamy’s Lepidopteran Use of Native & Alien Ornamental Plants, the supporting data for Bringing Nature Home
- Cutting and Tallamy: Evaluation of Butterfly Gardens for Restoring Habitat for the Monarch Butterfly
- The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- USDA Plant Database good for researching plant species distribution, native status
- Missouri Department of Conservation requirements for Backyard Monarch Habitat
- City of St. Louis Milkweeds for Monarchs program
- Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools’ Ecology Website, lots of introductory information about ecology
- Illinois Wildflowers, contains descriptions, photographs, and range maps of many wildflowers and other plants in Illinois, many of which are also native to Missouri
- The Missouri Plants website has photographs and descriptions of the flowering and
non-flowering plants of Missouri
- Grow Native’s Plant an Oak initiative PDF download
In the News
- Bring Conservation Home in Times newspapers (Oct. 2015) (Bring Conservation Home Podcast referenced in article)
- Bring Conservation Home in Times newspapers (Jul. 2015)
- Planting a future for Monarch butterflies, by CBS Sunday Morning
- The Value of Having Native Plants in our Yards
Doug Tallamy, Professor, Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, explains why providing native plants in your garden is an important food source for a healthy animal population.
Doug Tallamy, Professor, Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, discusses the need to create biodiverse corridors or paths where wildlife and insects can safely move from one environment to another.
Books on native plants
- Bringing Nature Home: A Case for Native Gardening by Doug Tallamy
- Missouri Wildflowers by Edgar Dennison
- Native Landscaping for Wildlife and People by Dave Tylka
- Tried and True Missouri Native Plants by the Missouri Department of Conservation
- Shrubs and Woody Vines of Missouri by Don Kurz
- Shaw Nature Reserve Native Landscaping Manual for the St. Louis Region
Native plants for sale