Jack-in-the-pulpit prefers shaded, wet areas in the forest.
We tend to forget the importance of plants and often take them for granted. You may think there is nothing much to the plants and trees that are around us everyday but they are vital for life and our long-term survival. Plants are an essential resource; we rely on them for food, water, medicine, the air we breathe, habitat and our climate. In addition to all of these benefits they are important for our well-being.
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2. Asters and Goldenrods
3. Vines, Ferns, Grasses and Shrubs
5. Sedges and Rushes
6. Non-native Plants
Plant Communities of the Chicago River Watershed
- Woodland Spring Flora of the Chicago Region
- Ravine and Bluff Flora of the Chicago Region
- Ecology of the Chicago Region: Asters and Goldenrods
- Common Asters of the Chicago Region
- Common Goldenrods of the Chicago Region
- Ecology of the Chicago Region: Non-native Plants
- Buckthorn Fact Sheet
- Garlic Mustard Fact Sheet
- Honeysuckle Fact Sheet