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Valerie Kehoe
Program Coordinator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
9415 South Western Avenue, Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60643
Phone: 773-233-2900
FAX: 773-233-9183
vkehoe@illinois.edu

Gemini Bhalsod
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: 847-201-4176
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University of Illinois Extension
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Chicago, IL 60643
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Selecting Native Plants

  • Native Plants for Specific Use PDF
    Illinois Department of Natural Resources recommended plant list grouped based on site conditions. Includes: dry, medium and wet sites, rooftop gardens, hummingbird gardens, butterfly gardens, short and tall prairie gardens, woodlands, savannas, ponds, wetlands, bioswales and containers.

  • Plant List for Midwest - University of Minnesota PDF
    Extensive plant list for the Midwest recommended for prairies, woodlands, shallow wetlands and submerged wetlands. The lists also notes if the plant is easy to grow and its wildlife value.

  • Practical Native Plant Guide for the Midwest PDF
    Suggested Midwest plants for full sun, part sun, shade, dry and wet areas, woodlands, marshes, Oak savannas, wetlands, lakes and ponds. Also includes purchasing, planting and maintenance tips and recommendations for attracting wildlife.

  • University of Illinois Wildflowers
    A directory of more than 140 different Illinois wildflowers