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Native Herbaceous and Woody Species (IL)

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From: Jerome Case
I'm looking for lists of herbaceous and woody sub-tree species native to NW Illinois for use in providing native support species to create an edible food forest. Can you provide any likely resources? Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

-Jerome MoonCat CSA and Food Forest

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Hi Jerome:

Listed below are several fine resources:

List of Woody Plants Native or Naturalized in Illinois:

Mohlenbrock, R.H. 2002. Vascular Flora of Illinois.

Mohnlenbrock, R.H. and D.M. Ladd. 1978. Distribution of Illinois Vascular Plants.

Alternatively, you can always contact your local IDNR district forester:

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