Native Plants website links

The following are some good websites for more info on native plants. Click on the words in red to visit the site. The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Illinois Native Plant Guide (NPG) is an online list of native Illinois pants with sun and soil conditions listed. You can use the online index or download the entire thing. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas has an excellent database, searchable by state, light and soil conditions, and even bloom time, with hundreds of species and good information for each including, for purists, original areas of distribution. Illinois Wildflowers is a really comprehensive site maintained as a labor love by John Hilty, with large pictures and excellent scientific info.  Chicago Wilderness is a site with a nice list of native Illinois plants in the 225,000-acre wilderness reserve.  Happy hunting!