Coleman Highlands: www.colemanhighlands.org
Penn Valley Park Conservancy: pennvalleypark.org
Cliff Drive Scenic Byway Committee: cliffdrivekc.org
Hyde Park Neighborhood Association: www.hydeparkkc.org
West Terrace Park: www.facebook.com/UncoveringWestTerracePark
Kansas City Wildlands (Bridging the Gap): www.bridgingthegap.org/kansas-city-wildlands/
Missouri Department of Conservation Discovery Center: mdc.mo.gov/regions/kansas-city/discovery-center
Lakeside Nature Center: www.lakesidenaturecenter.org
Urban Trail Co.: www.urbantrailco.com (Formerly Earth Riders Trails Association.)
The Kessler Society of Kansas City: www.kcsociety.georgekessler.org
George E. Kessler: www.georgekessler.org
Kansas City Public Library, Missouri Valley Special Collections: www.kchistory.org
Kansas City Historical Society: historickansascity.org
Westport Historical Society: www.westporthistorical.com
Curse of the Bush Honeysuckle, pdf from Missouri Dept. of Conservation
Grow Native: www.grownative.org
Powell Gardens: www.powellgardens.org
Powell Gardens Invasive Plants Information, including suggested alternatives: www.powellgardens.org/document.doc?id=19
Missouri Botanical Gardens: www.missouribotanicalgarden.org
Missouri Botanical Garden Shaw Nature Reserve: www.shawnature.org
Shaw Nature Reserve Native Landscaping ManualFour chapters covering prairies, rain gardens, invasive plant control and landscaping with natives.
Missouri Botanical Garden - Help for the Home Gardener
Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/plantfinder/plantfindersearch.aspx
Missouri Plants: www.missouriplants.comThe creator of this site died in 2007 but it remains a treasured resource to anyone interested in native plants in our area.
Missouri Native Plant Society: monativeplants.orgThe facebook group is very active and helpful: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MONPS/
KCWildlands Seed Collectors List: http://www.prairieseedcollectors.info/msterlstrev.htmlA 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=MOCommercially 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.
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.
Enjoy the park, and stay safe. While Kansas City's mask mandate has been lifted, our area's vaccination rate and the emergence of new variants calls for maintaining caution to reduce transmission. Please enjoy the park responsibly by spreading out. The Westport-Roanoke Community Center is open again after its recent construction closure, but with limited access. Please click their link above and call for the latest info. Here are KCMO Parks Dept. COVID-19 Updates and the latest KCMO COVID-19 updates from the city. To avoid damaging trails, check Trail Status before biking or hiking off road. ("Rozarks" = Roanoke Park's 2.5 miles plus Rosedale's 3.5 miles.)