Illinois Native & Nativar Plants

                               State Symbols

State Bird Flower Tree
Illinois Northern Cardinal Violet White Oak

Illinois proudly embraces the Northern Cardinal as its state bird, celebrated for its vibrant red plumage and melodious songs that brighten the state's woodlands and parks. Adding to Illinois' natural allure is the Violet, the state flower, symbolizing resilience and beauty in its delicate blooms. Standing tall across Illinois' landscapes is the White Oak, the state tree, representing strength and endurance in the state's forests and woodlands.