Kansas Native Plants

Featured Kansas Native Plant Resource

Haddock Wildflowers Grasses of KSWildflowers And Grasses Of Kansas: A Field Guide, by Michael John Haddock

How do you know when you’re face to face with a fringe-leaf ruellia? Is that particular flower button gayfeather or dotted gayfeather? And what about the pod clinging to your pants-could it have come from a pointed-leaf tick-trefoil?

For anyone venturing out into the wilds of Kansas and contiguous states, identifying plants just got a whole lot easier. This is the first book on Kansas wildflowers or weeds to appear in 25 years. It supersedes earlier guides not only in the number of species it includes-plus its coverage of grasses-but also in its spectacular, true-to-life color photos.



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Native Plant Nurseries in Kansas

Feyh Farm Seed Company, Alma, KS–a family farm in Kansas producing native grasses, cool season grasses, millets and wildflowers. We have been in the wholesale grass seed business for nearly 20 years. Only recently have we offered our products to the end user. We are the largest smooth brome processor operating in North America, offering  over 30 percent of all smooth brome seed produced.

Kaw River Restoration Nursery, Baldwin City KS–high-quality, genetically appropriate, native seed and plants along with the expertise to use and care for them. Follow on Facebook

Kansas Native Plants Consulting, Topeka, KS–Whether you have a small urban yard or you have a large rural property, the plants that exist on the site will be inventoried. Additions to improve your property will be proposed, such as adding a bed of native wildflowers to planting a hedge of native shrubs.

Prairie Pride Plants Nursery, Wichita, KS–We grow plants that are native to Kansas and the great plains area. We grow a variety of prairie grasses, wildflowers, shrubs and a few trees. Follow on Facebook

Native Plant Books for the Midwest and Great Plains

Recommended Native Plant Books for the Midwest and Great Plains

Kansas Native Plant Organizations

Kansas Native Plant Society. KNPS encourages awareness and appreciation of the native plants of Kansas in their habitats and in our landscapes by promoting education, stewardship, and scientific knowledge. Follow on Facebook

Kansas Natural Heritage Inventory — tracking lists and global, federal, and state rarity ranks for plant and animal species and natural communities of concern:

Kansas Recommended Native Plant Lists

Kansas Wildflowers & Grasses–This site contains information and more than 4432 identification photos for 724 species of forbs, grasses, sedges, rushes, trees, and other woody plants found growing in Kansas.

Recommended Kansas Native Plants, NPIN Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center

Regional Native Plant List for Kansas, Plant Native

Where to See Native Plants in Kansas

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, –invites you to become better acquainted with the flora of Kansas. Displays of native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs and trees intermingle with carefully selected adaptable plants. Whether you are a gardener, a lover of nature or seeking a place of quiet meditation, visit this one-of-a-kind prairie garden and enjoy. Follow on Facebook

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Strong City, KS–Tallgrass prairie once covered 170 million acres of North America. Within a generation the vast majority was developed and plowed under. Today less than 4% remains, mostly here in the Kansas Flint Hills. The preserve protects a nationally significant remnant of the once vast tallgrass prairie and its cultural resources. Here the tallgrass prairie takes its last stand.

Kansas Master Naturalist Training

The mission of the Kansas Master Naturalist program is to develop knowledgeable and dedicated citizens who are active in promoting awareness, understanding, and stewardship of the natural heritage of Kansas.

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