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For Your Garden - Alphabetical by Species

Click on the species' common name to go to the For Your Garden page. Classification and taxonomy are based on Mohlenbrock, Robert H. 2014. Vascular flora of Illinois: A field guide. Fourth edition. Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale. 536 pp.
 
Common Name Scientific Name Month
big bluestem Andropogon gerardii January 2008
black haw Viburnum prunifolium September 2013
black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta September 2017
blazing-star Liatris spp.  September 2008
bloodroot Sanguinaria canadensis March 2011
blue vervain Verbena hastata April 2016
bluebells Mertensia virginica Febraury 2013
blue-eyed Mary Collinsia verna June 2010
brown-eyed Susan Rudbeckia triloba March 2016
butterfly-weed Asclepias tuberosa July 2013
buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis December 2013
cardinal-flower Lobelia cardinalis July 2008
Carolina rose Rosa carolina July 2015
celandine poppy Stylophorum diphyllum March 2008
Christmas fern Polystichum acrostichoides January 2009
columbine Aquilegia canadensis May 2008
common boneset Eupatorium perfoliatum March 2017
common milkweed Asclepias syriaca August 2014
common mountain mint Pycnanthemum virginianum August 2016
common phlox Phlox divaricata April 2008
common polypody Polypodium virginianum November 2011
compass-plant Silphium laciniatum September 2009
cream wild indigo Baptisia bracteata May 2011
Culver's-root Veronicastrum virginicum June 2013
cup-plant Silphium perfoliatum  August 2011
downy sunflower Helianthus mollis December 2016
drooping coneflower Ratibida pinnata August 2008
Dutchman's breeches Dicentra cucullaria February 2008
dwarf larkspur Delphinium tricorne April 2015
false dragonhead Physostegia virginiana September 2011
false rue anemone Enemion biternatum May 2014
flowering dogwood Cornus florida December 2011
foxglove beardstongue Penstemon digitalis August 2012
golden Alexanders Zizia aurea May 2016
goldenrod Solidago spp. November 2008
great blue lobelia Lobelia siphilitica June 2016
green dragon Arisaema dracontium June 2009
hazelnut Corylus americana October 2013
hoary puccoon Lithospermum canescens July 2012
hoary vervain Verbena stricta November 2015
horsemint Monarda punctata February 2018
horsetail milkweed Asclepias verticillata October 2014
Illinios mimosa Desmanthus illinoensis October 2016
Indian grass Sorghastrum nutans January 2008
inland oats Chasmanthium latifolium August 2013
Jack-in-the-pulpit Arisaema triphyllum March 2010
Jacob's-ladder Polemonium reptans April 2010
large white trillium Trillium grandiflorum December 2014
large yellow lady's-slipper orchid Cypripedium parviflorum March 2013
late boneset Eupatorium serotinum November 2017
leadplant Amorpha canescens August 2010
little bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium February 2009
lupine Lupinus perennis March 2018
​​marsh blazing-star Liatris spicata May 2018
marsh marigold Caltha palustris April 2011
mayapple Podophyllum peltatum April 2013
meadow anemone Anemone canadensis April 2012
milkweeds Asclepias spp. December 2012
Missouri ironweed Vernonia sp. November 2012
New England aster Symphyotrichum novae-angliae October 2008
New Jersey tea Ceanothus americanus January 2018
nodding onion Allium cernuum December 2017
​ox-eye sunflower Heliopsis helianthoides May 2017
pale coneflower Echinacea pallida August 2015
partridge pea Chamaechrista fasciculata February 2015
persimmon Diospyros virginiana November 2010
pickerelweed Pontederia cordata December 2015
pin oak Quercus palustris November 2013
poke milkweed Asclepias exaltata July 2011
prairie avens Geum triflorum February 2014
prairie coreopsis Coreopsis palmata July 2017
​prairie dock Silphium terebinthinaceum October 2010
prairie dropseed Sporobolus heterolepis January 2010
prairie Indian plantain Arnoglossum plantagineum January 2014
prairie milkweed Asclepias sullivantii September 2014
purple coneflower Echinacea purpurea September 2010
purple Joe-pye-weed Eutrochium purpureum September 2015
purple milkweed Asclepias purpurascens November 2014
purple prairie clover Dalea purpurea September 2012
purple sneezeweed Helenuim flexuosum October 2017
purple trillium Trillium recurvatum April 2009
rattlesnake master Eryngium yuccifolium July 2009
red cedar Juniperus virginiana December 2008
redbud Cercis canadensis March 2009
river birch Betula nigra January 2012
rosinweed Silphium integrifolium October 2015
rough blazing-star Liatris aspera April 2018
sand coreopsis Coreopsis lanceolata February 2017
sassafras Sassafras albidum December 2010
sawtooth sunflower Helianthus grosseserratus October 2011
serviceberry Amelanchier arborea February 2012
sharp-lobed hepatica Hepatica acutiloba May 2010
shooting-star Dodecatheon meadia June 2008
side-oats grama Bouteloua curtipendula October 2009
spicebush Lindera benzoin January 2013
spiderwort Tradescantia sp. May 2009
spiked lobelia Lobelia spicata January 2015
spotted Joe-pye-weed Eutrochium maculatum November 2016
spotted touch-me-not Impatiens capensis June 2015
spring cress Cardamine bulbosa March 2014
stiff goldenrod Oligoneuron rigidum January 2017
sumac Rhus sp. November 2009
swamp milkweed Asclepias incarnata July 2014
swamp rose mallow Hibiscus moscheutos June 2017
swamp white oak Quercus bicolor January 2011
switch grass Panicum virgatum August 2017
toothwort Dentaria laciniata February 2010
tulip poplar Liriodendron tulipifera May 2013
twayblade orchid Liparis liliifolia January 2016
twin-leaf Jeffersonia diphylla June 2014
Virginia waterleaf Hydrophyllum virginianum April 2014
wahoo Euonymus atropurpureus December 2009
water lotus Nelumbo lutea May 2015
western sunflower Helianthus occidentalis April 2017
white prairie clover Dalea candida September 2016
white wild indigo Baptisia alba August 2009
wild bergamot Monarda fistulosa July 2010
wild blue iris Iris shrevei June 2011
wild geranium Geranium maculatum June 2012
wild ginger Asarum canadense February 2011
wild hyacinth Camassia scilloides May 2012
wild quinine Parthenium integrifolium July 2016
yellow bellwort Uvularia grandiflora March 2012
yellow dog-tooth violet Erythronium americanum March 2015
yellow pond lily Nuphar advena February 2016
yellow sneezeweed Helenium autumnale October 2012

Native Plant Information

 
For more information about native Illinois plants, including where to purchase them and planting guides, view the following publications at our publications page. You can access more information on the Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant page, too.