Prairie Plants in Database by Common Name

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These are the plants currently in the database. Some plants like the Grey Goldenrod have alternate common names. You will see the common name to the left with the scientific name in parentheses when you are entering your data.

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Id Icon Common Name
in Database
Scientific Name Grass/Forb Alternate
Common Name
CC_Rating
38 Alum Root Heuchera richardsonii forb Rough heuchera 8
114 American Vetch Vicia americana forb 7
112 Balsam Ragwort Senecio pauperculus forb 6
1 Big Bluestem Andropogon gerardi grass 4
11 Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta forb 1
90 Blue Vervain Verbena hastata forb 4
52 Boneset Eupatorium perfoliatum forb 4
53 Bottle Gentian Gentiana andrewsii forb 8
139 Brown-eyed Susan Rudbeckia triloba forb 3
105 Bugle Weed Lycopus virginicus forb 9
50 Bush Clover Lespedeza capitata forb Round-headed Bush Clover 4
47 Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa forb 7
91 Canada Anemone Anemone canadensis forb 4
60 Canada Wild Rye Elymus canadensis grass 4
142 Common Blue-eyed Grass Sisyrinchium albidum forb 7
166 Common Dodder Cuscuta gronovii forb 4
109 Common Water Horehound Lycopus americanus forb 5
130 Compass Dock Hybrid Silphium xsp forb Silphium Hybrid
4 Compass Plant Silphium laciniatum forb 5
127 Cow Parsnip Heracleum maximum forb 5
108 Cowbane Oxypolis rigidior forb 7
89 Cream Wild Indigo Baptisia leucophaea forb 10
22 Culver's Root Veronicastrum virginicum forb 7
28 Cup Plant Silphium perfoliatum forb 5
21 Dense Blazing Star Liatris spicata forb Marsh Blazing Star 6
118 Dogbane Apocynum cannabinum forb Indian Hemp 4
135 Downy Gentian Gentiana puberula forb 10
113 Downy Sunflower Helianthus mollis forb 9
152 Early Goldenrod Solidago juncea forb 5
170 Early Wild Rose Rosa blanda forb 5
158 False Solomon's Seal Smilacina stellata forb 5
46 False Sunflower Heliopsis helianthoides forb 5
34 False Toadflax Comandra richardsiana forb 7
172 Fireweed Erechtites hieracifolia forb 2
49 Flowering Spurge Euphoribia corollata forb 2
58 Foxglove Beard Tongue Penstemon digitalis forb 4
147 Fringed Loosestrife Lysimachia ciliata forb 4
149 Germander Teucrium canadense var. littorale forb 3
55 Golden Alexanders Zizia aurea forb 7
136 Golden Ragwort Senecio aureus forb 7
30 Grass-leaved Goldenrod Solidago graminifolia forb 4
24 Gray Goldenrod Solidago nemoralis forb Old Field Goldenrod 4
165 Great Plains Ladies' Tresses Spiranthes magnicamporum forb Dune Ladies' Tresses 8
163 Hairy Grass-leaved Goldenrod Solidago graminifolia nuttallii forb 3
115 Hairy Mountain Mint Pycnanthemum pilosum forb 5
154 Heart-leaved Meadow Parsnip Zizia aptera forb 10
31 Heath Aster Aster ericoides forb 5
92 Hoary Puccoon Lithospermum canescens forb 8
51 Hoary Vervain Verbena stricta forb 4
116 Horehound Marrubium vulgare forb
131 Horsetail Equisetum arvense forb 0
117 Illinois Tick Trefoil Desmodium illinoense forb 6
5 Indian Grass Sorghastrum nutans grass 5
157 Indian Plantain Cacalia tuberosa forb 10
54 Iron Weed Vernonia fasciculata forb 5
35 Late Purple Aster Aster patens forb Spreading Aster
141 Late Goldenrod Solidago gigantea forb 4
87 Lead Plant Amorpha canescens forb 9
17 Little Bluestem Andropogon scoparius grass 5
33 Marsh Phlox Phlox glaberrima forb 8
159 Marsh Vetchling Lathyrus palustri forb 8
151 Missouri goldenrod Solidago missouriensis forb 7
15 Mountain Mint Pycnanthemum virginianum forb Common Mountain Mint 5
134 Needle Spike Rush Eleocharis acicularis sedge 2
16 New England Aster Aster novae-angliae forb 4
132 Nodding Ladies'-Tresses Spiranthes cernua forb 7
3 Nodding Wild Onion Allium cernuum forb 7
97 Northern Bedstraw Galium boreale forb 7
171 Northern Bugleweed Lycopus uniflorus forb 7
32 Obedient Plant Physostegia virginiana forb False Dragonhead 6
20 Pale Purple Coneflower Echinacea pallida forb 8
44 Panicled Aster Aster simplex forb 3
48 Partridge Pea Cassia fasciculata forb 5
43 Pasture Rose Rosa carolina forb 5
93 Porcupine Grass Stipa spartea grass 7
36 Prairie Aster Aster turbinellus forb
121 Prairie Blazing Star Liatrus pycnostachya forb 8
88 Prairie Cinquefoil Potentilla arguta forb 9
18 Prairie Cord Grass Spartina pectinata grass 4
82 Prairie Coreopsis Coreopsis palmata forb Tickseed, Stiff Coreopsis 6
8 Prairie Dock Silphium terebinthinaceum forb 5
81 Prairie Dropseed Sporobolus heterolepis grass 10
156 Prairie Lily Lilium philadelphicum forb 10
145 Prairie Loosestrife Lysimachia quadriflora forb Narrow-leaved Loosestrife 9
148 Prairie Milkweed Asclepias sullivantii forb 8
144 Prairie Phlox Phlox pilosa var. fulgida forb Downy Phlox 7
174 Prairie Sedge Carex prairea sedge 10
99 Prairie Sunflower Helianthus laetiflorus rigidus forb Showy Sunflower 8
64 Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea forb Broad-leaved Purple Coneflower 3
102 Purple Gerardia Agalinis purpurea forb 6
119 Purple Joe Pye Weed Eupatorium purpureum forb 7
120 Purple Meadow Rue Thalictrum dasycarpum forb 5
25 Purple Prairie Clover Petalostemum purpureum forb 9
7 Rattlesnake Master Eryngium yuccifolium forb 9
42 Riddel Goldenrod Solidago riddellii forb Ohio Goldenrod 7
9 Rosinweed Silphium integrifolium forb 5
62 Sand Dropseed Sporobolus cryptandrus grass 7
13 Sawtooth Sunflower Helianthus grosseserratus forb 2
178 Scouring Rush Equisetum hyemale sedge Tall Scouring Rush 3
63 Sedge spp. Carex spp. sedge
39 Shooting Star Dodecatheon meadia forb 6
86 Short's Aster Aster shortii forb 8
37 Showy Goldenrod Solidago speciosa forb 7
19 Showy Tick Trefoil Desmodium canadense forb 4
150 Side-flowering Aster Aster laterifloris forb 4
59 Side-Oats Grama Bouteloua curtipendula grass 8
85 Silky Aster Aster sericeus forb 10
94 Sky-blue aster Aster azureus forb 8
160 Slender Gerardia Agalinis tenufolia forb 7
133 Slender Mountain Mint Pycnanthemum tenuifolium forb Narrow-leaved Mountain Mint 7
122 Small White Aster Aster vimineus forb 5
84 Smooth Aster Aster laevis L. forb 9
98 Smooth Prairie Lettuce Prenanthes racemosa forb 8
110 Sneezeweed Helenium autumnale forb 5
40 Spiderwort Tradescantia ohiensis forb 2
100 Stiff Aster Aster linariifolius forb Flax-leaved Aster 4
2 Stiff Goldenrod Solidago rigida forb 4
137 Sunshine Rose Rosa arkansana forb Arkansas Rose 5
107 Swamp Betony Pedicularis lanceolata forb Fen Betony 9
123 Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata forb 4
129 Sweet Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia subtomentosa forb 9
6 Switch Grass Panicum virgatum grass 5
29 Tall Boneset Eupatorium altissimum forb False Boneset 0
168 Tall Burr Marigold Bidens coronata forb 9
12 Tall Coreopsis Coreopsis tripteris forb 5
140 Tall Sunflower Helianthus giganteus forb 9
95 Thimbleweed Anenome cylindrica forb 6
153 Turk's Cap Lily Lilium michiganense forb Michigan Lily 6
124 Violet Viola sp. forb
111 Waxy Meadow Rue Thalictrum revolutum forb 6
169 White Lady Slipper Orchid Cypripedium candidium forb 10
26 White Prairie Clover Petalostemum candidum forb 9
155 White Vervain Verbena urticifolia forb 5
27 White Wild Indigo Baptisia leucantha forb 8
125 Whorled Milkweed Asclepias verticillata forb 1
14 Wild Bergamot Monarda fistulosa forb 4
173 Wild Golden Glow Rudbekia lacianata forb 5
41 Wild Madder Galium obtusum forb 5
106 Wild Mint Mentha arvensis forb 5
143 Wild Onion Allium canadense forb Wild Garlic 2
23 Wild Quinine Parthenium integrifolium forb 8
45 Wild Strawberry Fragaria virginiana forb 1
126 Winged Loosestrife Lythrum alatum forb 7
176 Wood Betony Pedicularis canadensis forb Lousewort 9
103 Woundwort Stachys palustris forb 5
138 Yellow avens Geum aleppicum forb 7
10 Yellow Coneflower Ratibida pinnata forb Gray-headed Coneflower 4
96 Yellowish Gentian Gentiana flavida forb Cream Colored Gentian 9


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