Native Plant Resources

This page provides resources for both the natural areas manager involved in restoration and the gardener looking to avoid the use of potentially invasive ornamental plants.

USDA Plants Website


Illinois Native Plant Guide

Native Plant Use in Landscaping (INHS)

Illinois Native Plant Society

University of Illinois Extension

Gallery of Illinois Plants  

USEPA Illinois Natural Landscaping Resource List

Illinois Best Plants: USDA Plant Hardiness Zones  

GLIN: Plants of the Great Lakes Region  

Illinois Green Industry Association

Illinois Wildflowers  


Programs Promoting Native Gardening

Conservation@Home   (Conserve Lake County)

Conservation@Home (Conservation Foundation)