Illinois Wildlife Categories: Plantlife Essay

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Wicked Wildlife Wildlife is a very important role to Illinois; there are many different categories of wildlife. One of the categories is plant life found throughout Illinois. Some of the plants are dandelions, sunflowers, poison ivy, and goldenrod. Although plants in Illinois are beautiful, there are also many mammals, fish, and birds. These many plants and animals throughout Illinois make this state a very interesting and beautiful place to visit and study.
Dandelions There are many plants in Illinois that you can see locally, whether it is in your yard, on the side of a road, or on a hike in the woods. One common flower that you can see in your yard is a dandelion. Dandelions grow statewide from the beginning of spring to
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I, personally, was always told to make a wish and blow, and if all of the seeds were blown off, the wish will come true. Dandelions are a very interesting, and to some people an enjoyable, flower in Illinois.
Another symbolic flower is the sunflower. The Incas, a civilization that lived in Peru, believed that the sunflower was a symbol of the sun (Busch 33). Although the sunflower is a symbol in South America, it is a very useful plant in North America. The petals of sunflowers were used for yellow dye (Busch 33). The oil from sunflower seeds were used for making soap and also used for cooking (Busch 33). The roots were often used for soap, seed husks for a drink that is similar to coffee, and even used the sunflower for cloth and cord (Busch 33). Medicines were also made from the roots (Busch 33). The seeds were, and even are today, for people to eat (Busch 33). This useful plant was also used to prevent mosquitoes (Busch 33). Because of this act, the chances of getting the disease, Malaria, are slim (Busch 33). Sunflowers grow statewide, but prefer dry, open areas with sunlight that often hits the patch (Busch 33). Sunflowers often bloom from July to September (Busch 33). The sunflower really helped people tremendously in history.
Poison Ivy Another common plant in Illinois is poison ivy. Have you ever walked in the woods just to come out with an itchy rash? If you have, you most likely walked in poison ivy. Poison ivy consists of three

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