TIP: To see the listing for a particular plant, enter the name (common or botanic) into your browser followed by il (Illinois) to go directly to that plant.
The National Wildlife Foundation uses Doug Tallamy's research to show how many insects are hosted by specific plants that grow in your zipcode.
What to plant to attract specific species of birds
Plant characteristics, what plants grow well together, pictures, and much more
Info, comparisons of similar species -- focused on mid-Atlantic, but midwest and more coming