The Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois

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Illinois Natural History Survey


  • Introduction
  • What is a Prairie?
  • Formation of Prairies
  • Settlement of Prairies
    [Footnote on the role of prairies in the history of aviation]
  • Types of Prairies in Illinois
  • Biodiversity in Prairies
  • Prairie Plants
  • Where to See Prairies
  • Landscaping with Prairie Plants
  • Prairie Restoration
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Published References on Prairies
  • Links to other prairie sites
  • Planning With Plants in Illinois: The Nature Preservation Movement in Illinois
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