Welcome to Northern Kane County Wild Ones

The Northern Kane County Illinois Chapter of Wild Ones was founded in 2009 as a chapter of Wild Ones. We  are committed to promoting the use of native plants in landscaping, gardening, naturescaping and land restoration. Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization.

The mission of Wild Ones is to promote native plants, natural landscapes, and environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Wild Ones continues to lead the natural landscaping movement as we explore, teach, and change the practice of gardening in our communities and around the country to using native plants.


Please join us on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7 PM for an exciting program on raptors. Mark Spreyer, Executive Director of Stillman Nature Center in South Barrington, has been bringing owls to school classes, garden clubs, wildlife conferences, and other groups for over thirty years. In recent years, the Stillman Nature Center has expanded its collection of permanently injured raptors.

We don’t know who will be fit to travel to meet us on April 18, but Mark has promised us four animals along with his interesting, informed commentary on both the animals and the offerings of the Nature Center.  For more information about Stillman, go to www.stillmannc.org



Our 7th annual native plant sale will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 10AM to 1 PM at Hawthorne Hill Nature Center, 28 Brookside Drive, Elgin, IL.  Come early for the best selection.  We are happy to offer 128 species of native plants, some in plugs and some in pints.  We are also offering a selection of native shrubs and trees from Majestic Oaks Nursery.  We accept cash, check and credit.  Prices are $3.50 for plugs, $5.50 for pints, $6.50 for fern pints, $22 for 3 gallons shrubs/trees, $25 for 5 gall0n.


  1. Actaea pachypoda     White Baneberry
  2. Actaea rubra               Red Baneberry
  3. Adiantum pedatum   Northern Maidenhair Fern
  4. Agastache foeniculum Anise Hyssop
  5. Agastache nepetoides Giant Yellow Hyssop
  6. Allium cernuum          Nodding Wild Onion
  7. Amorpha canescens   Lead Plant
  8. Andropogon gerardii   Big Bluestem
  9. Anemone canadensis   Meadow Anemone
  10. Anemone cylindrical   Thimbleweed
  11. Anemone virginiana     Tall Thimbleweed
  12. Antennaria plantaginifolia    Pussytoes
  13. Aquilegia canadensis   Wild Columbine
  14. Arisaema dracontium Green Dragon
  15. Arisaema triphyllum     Jack in the Pulpit
  16. Astragalus canadensis Canadian Milk Vetch
  17. Asclepias exaltata          Poke Milkweed
  18. Asclepias hirtella           Tall Green Milkweed
  19. Asclepias incarnata       Rose (swamp) Milkweed
  20. Asclepias sullivantii        Prairie Milkweed
  21. Asclepias syriaca             Common Milkweed
  22. Asclepias tuberosa          Butterfly Milkweed
  23. Asclepias virticillata       Whorled Milkweed
  24. Athrium filix femina       Lady Fern
  25. Baptisia alba                  White Wild Indigo
  26. Baptisia bracteata         Cream Wild Indigo
  27. Bouteloua curtipendula   Side Oats Grama
  28. Camassia scilloides          Wild Hyacinth
  29. Campanulastrum americanum   Tall Bellflower
  30. Caltha palustris                 Marsh Marigold
  31. Carex bicknellii                 Copper Shouldered Oval Sedge
  32. Carex grayi                         Common Bur Sedge
  33. Carex muskingumensis      Palm Sedge
  34. Carex pensylvanica            Common Oak Sedge
  35. Carex radiata                      Straight Styled Wood Sedge
  36. Carex rosea                          Curly Styled Wood Sedge
  37. Carex vulpinoidea               Brown Fox Sedge
  38. Chelone glabra                     Turtlehead
  39. Coreopsis lanceolata            Sand Coreopsis
  40. Coreopsis palmata                Prairie Coreopsis
  41. Dalea candida                       White Prairie Clover
  42. Dalea purpurea                     Purple Prairie Clover
  43. Desmodium illinoense        Illinois Tick Trefoil
  44. Dicentra cuccularia              Dutchman’s Breeches
  45. Dodecatheon meadia           Shooting Star
  46. Dryopteris goldieana           Goldie’s Wood Fern
  47. Dryopteris marginalis         Marginal Wood Fern
  48. Echinacea pallida                Pale Purple Coneflower
  49. Echinacea purpurea            Purple Coneflower
  50. Elymus hystrix                     Bottlebrush Grass
  51. Eragrostis spectablilis         Purple Love Grass
  52. Eryngium yuccifolium          Rattlesnake Master
  53. Euphorbia corollata               Flowering Spurge
  54. Eutrochium maculatum        Spotted Joe-pye Weed
  55. Eutrochium purpureum        Sweet Joe-pye Weed
  56. Filipendula rubra                   Queen of the Prairie
  57. Gentianopsis crinita             Greater Fringed Gentian
  58. Geranium maculatum          Wild Geranium
  59. Geum triflorum                     Prairie Smoke
  60. Helenium autumnale            Sneezeweed
  61. Helianthus strumosus          Pale-leaved sunflower
  62. Heliopsis helianthoides       False Sunflower
  63. Hepatica acutiloba               Sharp-lobed Hepatica
  64. Hydrastis canadensis            Goldenseal
  65. Hydrophyllum virginianum Virginia Waterleaf
  66. Iris virginica shrevei             Blueflag Iris
  67. Koeleria macrantha              June Grass
  68. Liatris aspera                         Rough Blazing Star
  69. Liatris cylindracea                Cylindrical Blazing Star
  70. Liatris pycnostachya            Prairie Blazing Star
  71. Liatris spicata                       Marsh Blazing Star
  72. Lilium michiganense           Michigan Lily
  73. Lobelia cardinalis                Cardinal Flower
  74. Lobelia siphilitica                Great Blue Lobelia
  75. Mertensia virginica            Virginia Bluebells
  76. Mimulus ringens             Monkey Flower
  77. Monarda fistulosa            Wild Bergamot
  78. Monarda punctata            Horse Mint
  79. Onoclea sensibilis             Sensitive Fern
  80. Osmunda claytoniana      Interrupted Fern
  81. Parthenium integrifolium Wild Quinine
  82. Penstemon calycosus         Smooth Beardtongue
  83. Penstemon digitalis             Foxglove Beardtongue
  84. Phlox divaricata                   Woodland Phlox
  85. Physostegia virginiana        Obedient Plant
  86. Podophyllum peltatum       May Apple
  87. Polemonium reptans           Jacob’s Ladder
  88. Polygonatum biflorum         Smooth Solomon’s Seal
  89. Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas Fern
  90. Potentilla arguta                   Prairie Cinquefoil
  91. Pycnanthemum virginianum Common Mountain Mint
  92. Ratibida pinnata                     Gray-headed Coneflower
  93. Rudbeckia fulgida                  Showy Black-eyed Susan
  94. Rudbeckia hirta                     Black-eyed Susan
  95. Rudbeckia subtomentosa Sweet Black-eyed Susan
  96. Rudbeckia triloba                 Brown-eyed Susan
  97. Ruellia humilis                      Wild Petunia
  98. Sanguinaria canadensis        Bloodroot
  99. Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem
  100. Sedum ternatum                   Woodland Stonecrop
  101. Silene stellate                       Starry Campion
  102. Silene virginicia                   Fire Pink
  103. Silphium laciniatum           Compass Plant
  104. Silphium terebinthinaceum Prairie Dock
  105. Sisyrinchium angustifolium Blue-eyed Grass
  106. Solidago caesia                            Blue-stemmed Goldenrod
  107. Solidago flexicaulis                     Broad-leaved Goldenrod
  108. Solidago speciosa                         Showy Goldenrod
  109. Solidago ulmifolia                        Elm-leaved Goldenrod
  110. Sporobolus heterolepis                Prairie Dropseed
  111. Symphyotrichum ericoides         Heath Aster
  112. Symphyotrichum laeve                Smooth Blue Aster
  113. Symphyotrichum novae-angliae  New England Aster
  114. Symphyotrichum oblongifolium  Aromatic Aster
  115. Symphyotrichum oolentangiense Sky-Blue Aster
  116. Symphotichum sericeum  Silky Aster
  117. Symphotrichum shortii     Short’s Aster
  118. Thalictrum dioicum           Early Meadow Rue
  119. Tradescantia ohiensis         Common Spiderwort
  120. Trillium grandiflorum        Large-flowered Trillium
  121. Uvularia grandiflora          Large-flowered Bellwort
  122. Verbena hastata                 Blue Vervain
  123. Verbena stricta                  Hoary Vervain
  124. Vernonia fasciculata         Common Ironweed
  125. Veronicastrum virginicum Culver’s Root
  126. Viola pedata                        Bird’s Foot Violet
  127. Zizia aptera                          Heart-leaved Meadow Parsnip
  128. Zizia aurea                           Golden Alexander

Trees and Shrubs

  1. Amelanchier laevis                         Allegheny serviceberry

2.  Aronia melanocarpa                     Black Chokeberry

3. Ceanothus americanus                 New Jersey Tea

4. Cephalanthus occidentalis           Buttonbush

5. Corylus americana                          American Hazelnut

6. Hamamelis virginiana                    American Witch Hazel

7. Prunus americana                          American Plum

8. Prunus virginiana                           Chokecherry

9. Ribes americanum                           Wild Black Currant

10. Rosa blanda                                     Prairie Rose

11.Viburnum lentago                          Nannyberry

12.Quercus alba                                   White Oak

13.Quercus macrocarpa                     Bur Oak

14.Quercuc rubra                                 Red Oak