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Blooming Now!

Updated June 26, 2018

Here is the list of plants that are currently blooming around the Illinois Department of
Natural Resources' headquarters and in Conservation World in Springfield. Below you
will find the complete list of species of native grasses and forbs planted in these areas.
  

foxglove beardstongue Penstemon digitalis                           sand coreopsis Coreopsis lanceolata
 

common milkweed Asclepias syriaca                         swamp milkweed Asclepias incarnata
 

ox-eye sunflower Heliopsis helianthoides                                 leadplant Amorpha canescens
 
 

butterfly-weed Asclepias tuberosa                           wild bergamot Monarda fistulosa
 
 

Culver's-root Veronicastrum virginicum                         black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta

Complete Plant List for IDNR and Conservation World

alumroot Heuchera americana
American bellflower Campanulastrum americanum
arrow-leaved aster Symphyotrichum urophyllum
Bicknell's sedge Carex bicknellii
big bluestem Andropogon gerardii
black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta
blue cohosh Caulophyllum thalictroides
blue vervain Verbena hastata
blue wild indigo Baptisia australis
butterfly-weed Asclepias tuberosa
Canada goldenrod Solidago canadensis
cardinal-flower Lobelia cardinalis
closed gentian Gentiana andrewsii
common ironweed Vernonia fasciculata
common milkweed Asclepias syriaca
common mountain mint Pycnanthemum virginianum
compass-plant Silphium laciniatum
cream wild indigo Baptisia bracteata
Culver's-root Veronicastrum virginicum
cup-plant Silphium perfoliatum
downy phlox Phlox pilosa
downy sunflower Helianthus mollis
drooping coneflower Ratibida pinnata
field goldenrod Solidago nemoralis
flat-topped aster Doellingeria umbellata
foxglove beardstongue Penstemon digitalis
golden Alexanders Zizia aurea
great blue lobelia Lobelia siphilitica
Illinois mimosa Desmanthus illinoensis
Indian grass Sorghastrum nutans
Indian paintbrush Castilleja coccinea
inland oats Chasmanthium latifolium
leadplant Amorpha canescens
little bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium
lousewort Pedicularis canadensis
mallow Hibiscus sp.
marsh blazing-star Liatris spicata
meadow anemone Anemone canadensis
New England aster Symphyotrichum novae‐angliae
New Jersey tea Ceanothus americanus
nodding onion Allium cernuum
nodding wild rye Elymus canadensis
obedience plant Physostegia virginiana
Ohio spiderwort Tradescantia ohiensis
ox-eye sunflower Heliopsis helianthoides
pale coneflower Echinacea pallida
partridge pea Chamaechrista fasciculata
Pennsylvania sedge Carex pensylvanica
prairie blazing-star Liatris pycnostachya
prairie cinquefoil Drymocallis arguta
prairie coreopsis Coreopsis palmata
prairie dock Silphium terebinthinaceum
prairie dropseed Sporobolus heterolepis
prairie milkweed Asclepias sullivantii
purple coneflower Echinacea purpurea
purple Joe-Pye-weed Eutrochium purpureum
purple milkweed Asclepias purpurascens
purple prairie clover Dalea purpureum
rattlesnake master Eryngium yuccifolium
rosinweed Silphium intergrifolium
rough blazing-star Liatris aspera
royal catchfly Silene regia
sand coreopsis Coreopsis lanceolata
sedge Carex molesta
shrubby St. John's-wort Hypericum prolificum
side-oats grama Bouteloua curtipendula
silky aster Symphyotrichum sericeum
sky-blue aster Symphyotrichum oolentangiense
smooth aster Symphyotrichum laeve
spotted Joe-Pye-weed Eutrochium maculatum
stiff goldenrod Oligoneuron rigidum
swamp milkweed Asclepias incarnata
swamp rose mallow Hibiscus moscheutos
sweet black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia subtomentosa
switch grass Panicum virgatum
Virginia spiderwort Tradescantia virginiana
western sunflower Helianthus occidentalis
white prairie clover Dalea candida
white turtlehead Chelone glabra
white wild indigo Baptisia alba
wild bergamot Monarda fistulosa
wild blue iris Iris shrevei
wild hyacinth Camassia scilloides
wild quinine Parthenium integrifolium
wild senna Senna hebecarpa