Connecting people and plants to support healthy humans and habitats
Plants of Concern connects...
We monitor and advocate for rare plants and natural areas.
We work to safeguard rare plants from extinction.
We share data with land managers, researchers, and state databases.
Plants of Concern Celebrates 20 Years of Community Science & Rare Plant Monitoring
In 2001, Plants of Concern was launched through the Chicago Botanic Garden to track the status of rare, threatened, and endangered species in northeast Illinois. A landmark program at the time of its conception, Plants of Concern has...
Making an impact
participating over the life of the program
monitored by community scientists & partners
partnering to save rare plants and habitats