When buying plants or seeds from a new source, it’s a good idea to ask questions about: where seeds were collected (closer is better), whether plants are cultivars or true native species (what’s the difference and why does it matter?), and whether any pesticides have been used.
Native Plant Specialists
Missouri Dept. of Conservation– Tree Seedlings
Kansas Forest Service– Tree Seedlings
Many garden centers sell native plants, either in a separate section or mingled with non-native perennials.
Find others (around KC and regionally): Grow Native Professional Member Nurseries
Wholesale Native Plants for Professionals and Big Projects
Professional landscapers, designers, and others in need of frequent or large quantities should check out the wholesalers below.