Help Support This Web Site

goal $12000
$18446 donated

This project is a “Mom & Pop” operation run by a tiny group who poured their own savings into this project from its inception in 2007. We are dedicated to providing the best plant identification resource on the web, but we can't do it alone. While we have been granted temporary funding through the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF), it does not cover all our costs. At this point in the project we have nearly exhausted all the in-state locations for species still needed and must increase out-of-state travel to obtain many of the remaining plants on our list. ENRTF funding only covers in-state travel so your donations are critical to completing our mission of documenting all plants known to be in Minnesota.

In 2018 we had 785,000 users viewing 5.2 million pages. If every person who used this web site more than once gave just $3, we would have enough funds to cover all of our field work and publishing tasks—forever. Many people have asked us to add more information per species, expand search criteria and add new features, but these cannot be done without financial support. Will you chip in to support features you want to see on this web site?

As one user recently put it:

“I have to say that I think this website is beyond fantastic. I use over a dozen websites to identify wildflowers, and while many of them are very helpful, is head and shoulders above the others. This is where I always start. I can't thank you enough for making this resource available.”

If you, too, find Minnesota Wildflowers a useful resource, please help us keep it going and keep it growing.

How your donations help

  • $4 buys a seed packet so we can grow some species ourselves and get optimal images, saving many miles and hours of field work
  • $5.80 covers 10 miles of field work travel
  • $25 pays for 1 month of web hosting and domain costs
  • $30 pays for 1 overnight stay out in the field
  • $36 funds 1 hour of web programming, to maintain the web site and add new features
  • $100 covers the typical cost of gas for 1 multi-day field trip in greater Minnesota
  • $200 funds publishing 1 new species

As a 501(c)(3) public charity, all donations are tax-deductible. Please consider giving to a resource that will give back to many, for many years to come. Thank you for your support!

Make a donation, get a screensaver!

Our gift to you for any donation!

As our thanks to you, donate any amount and get a set of 46 images of native legumes (Fabaceae family) found across Minnesota—31MB of imagery to use as a screensaver, wallpaper or any other personal use. After your donation is processed follow the link to return to this web site and receive download instructions.

Your donations help fund ongoing web development and hosting costs, as well as the extensive field work necessary to keep expanding the site with new species. No amount is too small, and we appreciate whatever you can give.

You may also send donations payable to:
Minnesota Wildflowers Information
1590 Long Lake Rd
New Brighton, MN 55112

Thank you for your support!

Other ways you can help

We formed a non-profit organization, Minnesota Wildflowers Information, so we can provide some security for the future of the web site as a public resource. We are looking for anyone who might be interested in becoming a board member.

If you have any experience in business or financial management, social media, public outreach, or other non-profit activities and are interested in becoming a board member, please contact Katy Chayka at

Thanks for your support!