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Native Plants of the Tallgrass Prairie

Native Plants of the Tallgrass Prairie

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.


spring wildflowers https://www.flickr.com/photos/71519815@N06/sets/72157628347328071

summer wildflowers https://www.flickr.com/photos/71519815@N06/sets/72157628348330385

fall wildflowers https://www.flickr.com/photos/71519815@N06/sets/72157628349287913


Links to resources about native plants

Illinois Natural History Survey


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



National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany

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


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.



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.