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AIllinois Native Wildflowers

AIllinois Native Wildflowers

Illinois Native Wildflowers

This white flowering plant produces blooms that look like upside-down breeches, hence its name. It thrives in shady areas, and since it’s native to Illinois, you’ll find it in wooded areas in just about every county in the state. Dutchman’s Breeches prefer moist areas, but they’re a hardy plant and can resist a moderate frost. While these flowers are a native species to Illinois, they now exist in no-where areas and they are on the verge of disappearing. These plants are a species that is mostly threatened with extinction because of the development of towns and cities in the area, but their vibrant and beautiful colors have still captured the hearts of some people.

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That is not to say that you cannot have a wildflower garden. You can create a garden of native Illinois herbaceous perennials whose habitat is most like the shady side of your house. To create a list of such plants visit our Native Plant Database and perform a Combination Search. Select Illinois, herbaceous plants and shady conditions. You can also select the natural soil moisture in your garden as well as bloom colour and time preferences to narrow the search further. You can create separate lists for annuals and perennials. The list that is generated has links to detailed plant information pages that will give you an idea of how difficult (or easy) each plant is to grow from seed. Illinois holds a great diversity of natural habitats and communities, from cypress swamps in the south, beech-maple forests in the east, tallgrass prairies in the central region, steep bluffs and palisades along the western rivers, bogs and wetlands in the northern counties, and numerous other unique natural communities in between.

There are currently seven chapters of the Illinois Native Plant Society. Chapters host programs, hold native plant sales, offer workshops, conduct field trips, and organize symposia. The Society’s Annual Gathering rotates between the chapters and gives members a chance to see vegetation and natural communities in different parts of Illinois. Members are asked to affiliate with a chapter and can choose more than one or all. Check the individual chapter pages for details regarding their calendar of events.This white flowering plant produces blooms that look like upside-down breeches, hence its name. It thrives in shady areas, and since it’s native to Illinois, you’ll find it in wooded areas in just about every county in the state. Dutchman’s Breeches prefer moist areas, but they’re a hardy plant and can resist a moderate frost. (Source:www.lawnstarter.com)

 

 

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