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Minnesota Native Plant Society
A non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and appreciation of Minnesota’s native plants and plant communities through education and public awareness


RESOURCES - Native Plants and Seeds

Dragonfly Gardens (Western Wisconsin)

Feder's Prairie Seed Co. (Southern Minnesota)
Kinnickinnic Natives (Western Wisconsin)
Landscape Alternatives (Metro Region)

Morning Sky Greenery (Western Minnesota)

Natural Shore Technologies, Inc (Metro Region)

Out Back Nursery and Tennant Landscaping, Inc. (Metro Region)

Prairie Meadows Native Seed (Central and Southern Minnesota)

Prairie Moon Nursery (Southeast Minnesota)
Prairie Restorations Inc. (Minnesota)
Shooting Star Native Seed (Southeast Minnesota)

Sunshine Gardens (Northern Minnesota)


Minnesota's Flora
University of Minnesota Herbarium, St. Paul


Minnesota Government Sites
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota County Biological Survey
Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program

Minnesota Scientific and Natural Areas Program
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources


Federal Government Sites

America's National Wildlife Refuge System


Botanical Links
North American Native Plant Society
U.S.D.A. Plant Database


Non-Profit and Private Organizations
Friends of the Mississippi River

Friends of the Minnesota Valley
Great River Greening

Minnesota Mycological Society

North American Bear Assocation

Wildlife Research Institute

The Prairie Enthusiasts

Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes


Plant Conservation


Univ. of Minnesota Extensions: Forestry issues for woodland stewardship

Xyris montana

For more information on landscaping with native plants, please visit MN DNR.

When purchasing native plants, be sure to ask your suplier about the original source of the plant material.