These are the features of the Illinois Best Plants site. Start with our Plant Search to find plants that meet your needs
and grow well in Illinois.
- Plant Search - Enter criteria for the plants you want and receive a list of
your matches. Find out about each plant -- its characteristics,
care and recommended cultivars. Check out great photographs too.
- Plant Index - Want to know which plants are recommended as the best for Illinois?
In the Plant Index, youll find an alphabetical list of woody
and herbaceous plants arranged by scientific name. Links take
you to photographs and descriptions.
- Glossary - Need to know a definition of a plant term? Consult our glossary.
- Resources - This list steers you to select books, periodicals, videotapes
and Web sites that provide more information about the plants and
- Zone Maps - Do you know your zone? Using maps of Illinois and the United
States, you can tell which plants are hardy where you live.
- Help/Navigation Tips - If you want some additional help finding your way around the
Illinois Best Plants site, click here. Macintosh users might
be interested in our tips for browser settings before digging
- Credits - The people whose expertise contributed to this site are identified
With the support of the North Suburban Library System and the
Illinois State Library,
funded by the Library Services and Technology Act, 1998.
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