Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie was established in 1996 and is the first National Tallgrass Prairie in the country.  The Midewin is administered by the U.S. Forest Service, in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and with the support of hundreds of volunteers and partner agencies, businesses, and organizations. 

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Plants to Monitor

Want to help? It’s easy. Choose from the plants below and track when they flower, leaf out or set seed. 

Big bluestem
Andropogon gerardii
Common milkweed
Asclepias syriaca
Creamy indigo
Baptisia bracteata
Gray-headed coneflower
Ratibida pinnata
New England aster
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
Purple prairie clover
Dalea purpurea
Tradescantia ohiensis
White oak
Quercus alba
Wild bergamot
Monarda fistulosa
Wild quinine
Parthenium integrifolium

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