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Plant or Insect Identification

Email the Plant Information service for plant identification. To contact the Plant Information service during business hours, call the Plant Information Hotline at (847) 835-0972 or e-mail us.

Remember: Our diagnosis is only as good as your information.

In your email, please include as much of the following information as possible. Attach up to 3 photos of your specimen.

  • Place the plant (or insect) was collected
  • Date the plant (or insect) was collected
  • Type of plant (tree, shrub, annual, perennial, etc.)
  • Light exposure (sun, shade, part sun)
  • Growth habit (prostrate, vine, upright, etc.)
  • Description of flower (color, bloom time, etc.)

Email the Plant Information Service