- Created: 27 August 2010
- Updated: 18 April 2017
- Published: 27 August 2010
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Roanoke Park's surrounding neighborhood associations
Other nearby Kansas City Parks support organizations
Other groups in our area (in addition to above) doing battle against bush honeysuckle
Urban Trail Co.: www.urbantrailco.com (Formerly Earth Riders Trails Association.)
City and parks history resources
Missouri gardening and botanical resources
Shaw Nature Reserve Native Landscaping Manual
Four chapters covering prairies, rain gardens, invasive plant control and landscaping with natives.
KCWildlands Seed Collectors List: http://www.prairieseedcollectors.info/msterlstrev.html
A list of KC area prairie and glade plants ordered by bloom time with links to flower and seed pictures. You can also click on the list ordered alphabetically, or by flower color.
Wildflower.org plant list for Missouri: http://www.wildflower.org/collections/collection.php?collection=MO
Commercially available native plants for planned landscapes in Missouri.
Illinois Wildflowers: www.illinoiswildflowers.info/
A very helpful resource for species descriptions and information. Missouri shares many of the same plants with Illinois. Unlike missouriplants.com, this one is being actively updated.
Why Native Plants?
Bringing Nature Home: http://bringingnaturehome.net/
Without Native plants, the local environment starves. Read Bringing Nature Home by Doug Tallamy. Feed our local ecosystem's birds, insects and animals by planting NATIVE shrubs and trees.
Also see the 2014 book by Doug Tallamy and Rick Darke: The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden, a book filled with great photography of richly layered home landscapes built with almost all native plants, shrubs and trees.