Mountain Blue Eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium montanum
Slender Sandwort
Minuartia patula
Bishop's Cap
Mitella diphylla
Lakeside Daisy
Tetraneuris herbacea

Plants of Concern

Plants in Peril: How You Can Help

Plants of Concern (POC) engages a diverse, dedicated group of citizen scientists to monitor endangered, threatened, and rare plants in the Chicago Wilderness region, which includes northeastern Illinois and northwestern Indiana. The program provides this important data to our partners, who use it to conserve and protect native wildflowers, grasses, and other plants that once flourished in our region. Plants of Concern is coordinated by the Chicago Botanic Garden in partnership with local, state, federal, and nonprofit agencies. For more information about POC, click here.

Plants of Concern is made possible with support from the U.S. Forest Service at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Illinois Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Preservation Fund, Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Openlands, Sally Mead Hands Foundation, Waukegan Harbor Citizens' Advisory Group (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative), Alliance for the Great Lakes (Sustain Our Great Lakes), Garden Club of America, and The Nature Conservancy's Volunteer Stewardship Network. 

For questions, please e-mail the Plants of Concern research assistant.