MDC and MPF offer native plant sale May 14 in Kansas City

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Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Prairie Foundation (MFP) will host a native plant sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center in Kansas City. Several vendors will be on hand to offer native grasses, wildflowers, shrubs, and trees for use in home landscaping projects. Native plants are hardy and add beauty to lawns and gardens, and they’re beneficial to pollinators and wildlife.

The sale vendors are participants in MPF’s Grow Native! program. Those scheduled to be present include Allendan Seed Company, City Roots Native Plant Nursery and Landscape, Gaylena's Garden, Missouri Wildflowers Nursery, and Ozark Soul Native Plants.

Visitors can also tour the Discovery Center’s native plant garden and see what wildflowers and flowering trees are in bloom. MDC staff can also answer questions about using native plants in landscaping. Registration is not required. COVID-19 safety precautions will be observed.

For information about pre-ordering plants from vendors, visit The Discovery Center is at 4750 Troost Ave. in the heart of Kansas City, east of the Country Club Plaza. For more information, call 816-759-7300 or visit For more information about native plants and the Grow Native! program, visit Keeping Nature Near - Grow Native!