Category Archives: Wildflowers

Close Encounters of the Non-native Kind

Let’s talk about plant invasions. You know the story. Spores of alien plants fall to Earth in meteors. The terrifying plants then stalk and attack mankind (Figure 1). Well, okay. Our plants are not from outer space, and they don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Plants, Uncategorized, Wildflowers | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wading through the Grass in The Prairie State

You may have heard Illinois called The Prairie State. Historically, Illinois was 60% prairie1 (Figure 2), and you have probably heard it referred to as tall grass prairie (Figure 1). But, that’s where things can get a little messy. There are … Continue reading

Posted in Plants, Uncategorized, Wildflowers | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Oh, the Flowers You’ll Grow!

Who doesn’t love the American dream of a lush, green lawn? But, did you know you can use native grasses and flowering plants to bring unique variety and beauty to your home? (Figure 1) Taking care of flower gardens and … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Plants, Wildflowers | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The March of Wildflowers

Spring is here! Can I get a sigh of relief? If you want to celebrate spring’s arrival, what better way than experiencing some of our native wildflowers? The woods, wetlands, and grasslands are full of color as the world around us … Continue reading

Posted in Plants, Wildflowers | Tagged , , | 1 Comment