Spring Woodland Wildflowers of Illinois is an introduction to the early flowering plants found in the woods and forests of Illinois. It is intended for the person wanting to learn more about the state's wildflowers, and the 112 plants species covered are those one will most commonly see during hikes through Illinois forests in the spring. Included are descriptions, photographs, and distribution maps for each species.
Steve Chadde is the author of popular plant identification field guides such as Wetland Plants of the Upper Midwest, Wisconsin Flora, Minnesota Flora, Michigan Flora: Upper Peninsula, Northeast Ferns, and Alaska Trees and Shrubs. Following graduation from the University of Wyoming and Montana State University, he worked as a plant ecologist and botanist for organizations such as the USDA Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy. His books have proven to be valuable references for researchers and students. After a decade in the Philippines, he now lives in the Ozark Mountain region of Arkansas.