Plant Information Websites
Plants of Concern is a program that was born out of the Chicago Wilderness Biodiversity Recovery Plan, which set priorities for understanding the regional distribution and trends of rare plants in our region.
Endangered and Threatened Species Lists by state
CBG Collections (including herbarium)
Journals and Newsletters
The Meadowlark Messenger (Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie's official newsletter)
The Prairie Telegraph (Newsletter of the Midewin Alliance)
Chicago Wilderness Journal (archive)
Volunteer and Native Plant-focused Groups
Plants of the Chicago Region, Floyd Swink and Gerould Wilhelm. 4th edition (1994)
Vascular Flora of Illinois, Robert Mohlenbrock. 4th edition (2013)
Kane County Wild Plants and Natural Areas. Dick Young. (2007)
The Sunflower Family in the Upper Midwest. Tom Antonio and Susanne Masi (2001)
Woodland Carex of the Upper Midwest, Linda Curtis (2006) available here.