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Native Plants of the Tallgrass Prairie

Forager's Harvest Website

Our mission is to promote foraging – the pastime of responsibly harvesting and utilizing wild food - by providing knowledge. We do this through articles, publications, classes, workshops, presentations, and consulting. At Forager’s Harvest we look at wild food from many angles of interest: health and nutrition, gourmet cooking, wilderness survival, thrift, self-reliance.

The research programs at the Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution have something to appeal to all new botanists.

National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany

Links to resources about native plants

fall wildflowers

summer wildflowers

spring wildflowers


Follow these links to view a collection of photographs of wildflowers at the Forest Preserve. Hover the cursor over the photograph to see the botanical and common names of the plant.

Native Plants of the Tallgrass Prairie


Beneficial Herbs and Plants


The American Botanical Council (ABC) was incorporated in November 1988 as a nonprofit educational organization. ABC's main goal is to educate the public about beneficial herbs and plants.


Prairies, forest communities, statuswetlands, collections, & more...




Illinois Natural History Survey


















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