Help Support This Web Site

goal $10000
$10231 donated

This project is a “Mom & Pop” operation run by a tiny group of volunteers who have poured their own savings into this project since its inception in 2007. We are dedicated to providing the best plant identification resource on the web, we can't do it alone any more. While we have been granted funding through the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF), it does not cover all our costs and we must rely on the support of our users to make up the difference.

In 2016 we had more than 468,000 unique visitors viewing over 3.5 million pages, with the number of visits nearly double that of 2014. 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 accelerate publishing for the foreseeable future. Many people have asked us to add more information per species, expand search criteria and add ever more species, 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

  • $3 buys a seed packet so we can grow some species ourselves and get optimal images, saving many miles and hours of field work
  • $5.65 covers 10 miles of field work travel
  • $20 pays for 1 month of web hosting and domain costs
  • $25 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
  • $60 covers the average cost of field work obtaining 1 new species
  • $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!

Donate any amount and get a set of 48 images of some of Minnesota's Endangered and Threatened species, as our thanks to you, which you may use as a screensaver, wallpaper or any other personal use. These are images of our native species with their scientific names—24MB of beautiful images! After your donation is processed return to this web site to 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, applying for grants, fundraising, or any other non-profit activities and are interested in becoming a board member, please contact Katy Chayka at phone 651-399-4064 or email

Thanks for your support!