Nativar Position Statememt

The Missouri Native Plant Society was founded to promote the enjoyment, preservation, conservation, restoration, and study of the flora native to Missouri. To uphold these values, we oppose the use of cultivars derived from native species, called “Nativars”. These horticultural … Continue reading

Missouri Botanists Big Year Competition

  Missouri Botanists’ Big Year Competition by James Faupel, Project Creator and Admin Restoration Ecologist, Missouri Botanical Garden    We are incredibly excited to announce the first annual Missouri Botanists’ Big Year Competition! This competition is being held on the … Continue reading

MONPS Awards

1) Plant Stewardship: Jeff Cantrell Jeff has been an advisor for the Missouri Master Naturalist (MMN) Chert Glades chapter since helping establish the group in 2005 and also assists with the Lake of the Ozarks chapter. He donates the majority … Continue reading

2021 Stan Hudson Research Grant Awardees

The Stan Hudson Research Grant Committee is excited to announce two 2021 awardees. The grant honors the late H. Stanton Hudson (1921–2002), a long-time member of the Missouri Native Plant Society whose passion for the flora of Missouri and its conservation inspired his friends and family to create a grant program in his memory.

Abigail Giering, an undergraduate at Missouri State University, received a $500 grant to study competition effects of an exotic duckweed (Landoltia punctata) on native duckweeds (Lemna minor and Spirodela polyrhiza)
Esther Par, an undergraduate student at Missouri Western State University, will use her $1500 grant to help fund a study of relationships in False Foxgloves (Agalinis spp.)