Local MONPS Chapters
Hawthorn Chapter of MONPS
Visit the Hawthorn Chapter's web site.
Missouri Botanical Garden
Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the oldest botanical institutions in the country and a National Historic Landmark. The Garden is a center for botanical research and science education, as well as an oasis in the city of St. Louis, Missouri. Of particular interest may be the Flora of Missouri Project (www.mobot.org/mobot/missouri/), which has been gathering information on the vascular plants growing outside of cultivation in the Show-Me State since 1987. The Project is a collaboration between the Garden and the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Sperry Herbarium, Pittsburg State University
The herbarium at Pittsburg State University was officially established in 1946 by Theodore M. Sperry. Dr. Sperry was a founding member of the Nature Conservancy and the Society for Ecological Restoration. The herbarium was officially named in his honor in 1974. One of their ongoing projects is the Checklist of Liverworts of the Interior Highlands (mail.pittstate.edu/~slt/liverworts.htm)
Missouri Prairie Foundation
The Missouri Prairie Foundations works with public and private partners to protect and restore our prairie and native grassland communities through land acquisition, management, education and research.