Just a note to inform the membership that MONPS’ first President, Jon Hawker, died in his home of Clarkdale, AZ, one day short of his 79th birthday. Jon served as President from the founding of the Society in June of … Continue reading

MONPS 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award

Paul Nelson This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes Paul Nelson’s lifetime commitment to the protection, maintenance, and restoration of Missouri’s highest quality natural communities and the preservation of hundreds of species of conservation concern. Paul has been a leading conservationist, … Continue reading

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

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

Rabbit Tobacco

My neighbor’s husband has covid and was weathering it out at home but very very sick. One day she asked me if she could borrow some of my rabbit tobacco to make a tea for her hubby. I gladly gave … Continue reading