Links to Other Websites
Flower-Visiting Insect Database – This database of the Illinois Wildflowers website lists the insects that visit the flowers of many plants that occur in Illinois and neighboring states.
Plant-Feeding Insect Database – This database of the Illinois Wildflowers website lists the insects that feed on the foliage, seeds, plant juices, or roots of many plants that occur in Illinois and neighboring states.
Thumb-nail Photo Search of Illinois Wildflowers – This app was written by Steve Sullivan. It divides plants into 3 categories: 1) Wildflowers, 2) Trees, Shrubs, & Woody Vines, and 3) Grasses, Sedges, & Plants without Flowers. Select the category to which your plant belongs by clicking on the appropriate photo. You will then be presented with a set of questions about the plant that you wish to identify. In response, this app provides a list of thumb-nail photos that match your answers to these questions. Clicking on the thumb-nail photo will send you to the corresponding plant web page of the Illinois Wildflowers website.
Illinois Plant Information Network – This database provides information and distribution maps for all of the vascular plant species in Illinois.
eFloras – This sites provides detailed physical descriptions of many plants in North America and other continents and a summary of their habitats and distribution.
Encylopedia of Life – This website is an ambitious multi-institutional effort to provide descriptive information and photographs of all life forms on Planet Earth. Illinois Wildflowers is a content partner of the Encyclopedia of Life, making available its text, photos, and databases to this website.
Integrated Taxonomic Information System – This website provides current taxonomic names for insects in North America.
Gallery of Illinois Plants – This website provides photographs of many plant species that are described in the Illinois Plant Information Network.
Missouri Plants – This website provides photographs and information about many plant species occurring in Missouri.
Delaware Wildflowers – Another website that provides primarily photographs of many plant species in Delaware.
Connecticut Botanical Society – The website of this organization also provides descriptive information and photographs of many wildflowers and ferns.
Minnesota Wildflowers – This website provides photographs and brief descriptions of many wildflowers that occur in Minnesota.
Michigan Wildflowers – Provides photographs of many wildflowers that are found in Michigan.
Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses – This website provides photographs and descriptive information about various wildflowers and grasses that occur in Kansas.
Dendrology at Virginia Tech – Provides factsheets and photographs of many trees and shrubs that are found in eastern United States.
Plant Species Life Form – This site of the Federal government provides information on trees, shrubs, and other plants that occur in the United States, including physical descriptions and habitat.
Online Silvics Manual – This U.S. Forest service sites makes available online the Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the Silvics Manual, providing various kinds of descriptive information on both coniferous and deciduous trees in North America.
Nomina Insecta Nearctica – This website provides current scientific names for the insects of North America north of Mexico.
Plants National Database – This website by the USDA provides variable amounts of information, photographs, and range maps for many plant species in the United States.
Grand Prairie Friends – A local organization that is devoted to restoration and other activities related to prairies in east-central Illinois. Their website contains a list of specialty wildflower nurseries.
The Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois – This website by Ken Robertson describes various aspects of the tallgrass prairie in Illinois. It also includes photographs of many prairie wildflowers from around the state.
The Insects of Cedar Creek – Descriptions and photos of various insects and their relationships to plants at a park in southeastern Minnesota.
Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers – Descriptions, photos, and range maps of grasshopper species in Wyoming and other western states. Many of these grasshoppers and their food plants have been found in Illinois.
Plant Hosts of Pentatomoid Species – This website by Dr. David Rider describes the food plants of stink bugs and similar kinds of true bugs in the northern plains of the U.S.
Leafhopper Database (Dmitriev & Dietrich) – Provides photos and host plant information for some groups of leafhoppers in Illinois.
Leafhopper Distribution Maps – In addition to distribution maps, the host plants of some leafhoppers (Flexamia, Athysanella) are listed in this small database.
FLOW (Fulgoromorpha Lists on the Web) – Describes some of the host plants for species of the Delphacidae and related insect families in the Hemiptera for the United States and other parts of the world.
Conservative Prairie and Savanna Insects – Lists habitat-specific species of insects in the Chicago Wilderness Region in NE Illinois. Describes many of the host plants of these insects.
The Lepidoptera of Wayne County, Ohio – Lists the host plants of many moths that are found in this county of Ohio.
Insects of West Virginia – Provides photographs and some descriptive information on many insects in West Virginia.
Southern Illinois University Press – Publishes Robert H. Mohlenbrock's books on vascular plants in Illinois, which often have line drawings.
Illinois Natural History Publications – Publishes monographs on various topics in natural history, including plants, insects, and animals.
Ontario Ferns – This website provides photographs and brief descriptions of various ferns in Ontario.
Ontario Wildflowers – This website provides photographs and brief descriptions of various wildflowers (forbs) in Ontario.
Ontario Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes – This websites provides photographs and brief descriptions of various grasses, sedges, and rushes.
Vanderbilt Bioimages – Provides photographs of trees and other plants that are found in the region surrounding Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.
Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina – Provides photographs, short descriptions, and other material for many trees and shrubs in North Carolina.
Flora Pittsburghensis – Provides photographs of various wildflowers that occur in the vicinity of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium – Provides primarily photographs of various vascular plants occurring in Wisconsin.
University of Michigan Herbarium – Provides photographs of many plants, both native and naturalized, that have been found in Michigan.
Phytoimages – This website, which is affiliated with Southern Illinois University, provides photos of plants that are native to Illinois, North America, and other parts of the world.
British Wildflowers – This website provides photographs of many wildflowers occurring in the United Kingdom, which is useful in identifying naturalized plants in North America.
UK Bioimages – Another website that provides photographs of many vascular plants occurring in the United Kingdom, which is useful in identifying naturalized plants in North America.
Biopix – This site provides photographs of many vascular plants and other species that occur in Northern Europe, which is useful in identifying naturalized plants in North America.
Natural Treasures of Ohio – This blog provides photographs and journal entries on many plants that are found in Ohio, as well as some plants that are found outside of this state.
Midwest Native Plants, Gardens, and Wildlife – This blog provides photographs and journal entries on plants, animals, and their ecological relationships in the Midwest.
Flora and Fauna of Appalachia – This blog provides photographs and journal entries on plants, animals, and their ecological relationships in the Appalachian region, as well as other areas outside this region.
Get Your Botany On! – This blog provides photographs and journal entries on native plants in the Midwest.
Restoring the Landscape with Native Plants – Another nature blog that focuses on native plants and their ecological relationships.
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