Common poisonous plants of Illinois

Know which plants are dangerous and protect your family, pets, and animals.

There are many poisonous plants in Illinois, some are native plants and others were introduced into the state.

Person holding a glass filled with water

A properly constructed and maintained water well can provide many years of trouble free service, but a well can deteriorate or become damaged allowing surface contaminants to enter the water in the well. In addition, groundwater can become contaminated. The safety of a family’s drinking water is very important, so important that public water systems must monitor their water’s safety at least monthly. However, if you have a private well, regular testing is your responsibility.

Annual Inspection and Testing

Protect Your Small Flock from Avian Flu

In the past three weeks, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has been detected wild birds in the central U.S. flyway. The HPIA strains being detected are Eurasian H5 and Eurasian H5N1. Confirmed cases of HPIA have been confirmed in commercial and small flocks in Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky and Michigan, so far none in Illinois.

Seedlings in soil

With spring right around the corner and seed catalogs pouring in, many gardeners are anxious to get their hands in the soil, myself included.