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Missouri: Native Wildflowers

Wild and native plants provide biodiversity. Learn about the native wildflowers of Missouri. Includes a link to an eThemes resource on gardening.


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Use the search function to find a photograph of your favorite wildflower. Be sure to pick the "Wildflowers" from the Search Index. Many of the entries have a "Lore" category which details the plant's use by Native Americans. NOTE: All the images are copyright protected.
This wildflower is common in the prairies of Kansas as well as Missouri.
This list provides information on some wild edible plants.
Students can print out these pages and color the flowers appropriately using the "Coloring Guide."
This site is rich in content. Below each flower photograph is a United States map showing the region in which the flower naturally occurs.
Browse these photographs and note the comments about seed germination. NOTE: The site includes ads. NOTE: The site has a link to a guestbook.
Look at photographs of Butterfly Weed, Milkweed, and Jack-in-the-Pulpit. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Windows users can right click and choose the "Copy" or "Set as Background" option.
Graham County North Carolina has published this alphabetical listing of wildflower common names. Click on the common name for a photograph and click on the botanical name for a description.
Read this article about prairie restoration and how to grow native wildflowers from seed. This text may be too advanced for younger students, but there is good background information for teachers.
This site has flowers categorized by color. Some trees and shrubs are included. NOTE: The site includes ads.
These sites offer gardening tips and planting activities for kids. Includes hands-on experiments, lesson plans, quizzes, and photographs of plants and flowers.

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