Hi, I live in Missouri I'm currently in a Botany class that has a project that requires us(me and my lab partner) to find 35 Missouri native plants, tree's, shrubs, etc. Any helpful advice on how to go about this would be appreciated. Department of conservation said go to parks and pick tree's and flowers and stuff and I also ordered this book which looks pretty good. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1591931568/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00 There's also a book by Don Kurz(Trees of Missouri) which is pretty good too, but that one doesn't have the glossy photos Trees Of Missouri Field guide has. Project isn't due till November, 21st, but fall is coming up and we need bark, leaves, terminal bud, bud, etc, tons of part with each sample. Although the "A" project she showed us didn't have all these. She's one of those teachers who talks real strict but is actually a smoothy when it comes grading time. Also if I turn it in like 2 weeks early then me and my partner get something like 20 points extra credit ---------> woot. *Coming later* -- The text explanation of the assignment, for further explanation in her words.