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Prairie Facts

Flora

This list was complied using the vegetation survey lists for each of our conservation easements and owned properties.  This list is by no means complete; if your are unable to find what you are looking for check the USDA Plant Database.

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FAMILYLATIN NAMECOMMON NAME
AgavaceaeYucca arkansanaArkansas Yucca
AlliaceaeAllium canadense var. canadenseWild Garlic
AlliaceaeAllium drummondiiDrummond’s Onion
CommelinaceaeTradescantia ohiensisOhio Spiderwort
CyperaceaeCarex meadiiMead’s Caric Sedge
CyperaceaeCarex microdontaSmall-Tooth Caric Sedge
CyperaceaeCarex planostachysCedar Sedge
CyperaceaeCyperus esculentusYellow Nutsedge
CyperaceaeScirpus pendulus=lineatusHanging Bulrush
IridaceaeNemastylis geminifloraPrairie Celestial
IridaceaeSisyrinchium langloisiiPale Blue-Eyed Grass
JuncaceaeJuncus marginatusGrassleaf Rush
LiliaceaeNothoscordum bivalveCrow-Poison
OrchidaceaeSpiranthes cernuaNodding Ladies’-Tresses
PoaceaeAndropogon gerardiiBig Bluestem/Turkeyfoot
PoaceaeAndropogon glomeratus Bushy Bluestem
PoaceaeAndropogon virginicusBroomsedge Bluestem
PoaceaeAristida oliganthaOldfield Threeawn
PoaceaeAristida purpurea var. purpureaPurple Threeawn
PoaceaeAvena sativaCommon Oats
PoaceaeBouteloua curtipendula Sideoats Grama
PoaceaeBouteloua dactyloidesBuffalograss
PoaceaeBothriochloa ischaemumKing Ranch Bluestem
PoaceaeBouteloua rigidisetaTexas Grama
PoaceaeBothriochloa saccharoidesSilver Bluestem
PoaceaeBromus arvensisJapanese Brome
PoaceaeCoelorachis cylindricaCarolina Joint Tail
PoaceaeCynodon dactylonBermuda Grass
PoaceaeDichanthelium oligosanthes var. scribnerianum=PanicumScribner’s Rosette Grass
PoaceaeElymus canadensisCanada Wildrye
PoaceaeElymus virginicusVirginia Wild Rye
PoaceaeEragrostis curvulaWeeping Love Grass
PoaceaeErioneuron pilosumHairy Tridens
PoaceaeEriochloa sericeaTexas Cupgrass
PoaceaeEragrostis secundiflora subsp. oxylepisRed Love Grass
PoaceaeEragrostis trichodesSand Love Grass
PoaceaeHordeum pusillumLittle Barley
PoaceaeKoeleria macranthaPrairie June Grass
PoaceaeLolium perenne subsp. multiflorumItalian Ryegrass
PoaceaeLolium perenne subsp. perennePerennial Rye Grass
PoaceaeMuhlenbergia reverchoniiSeep Muhly
PoaceaeNassella leucotrichaTexas Wintergrass
PoaceaePanicum capillareWitchgrass
PoaceaePaspalum dilatatumDallis Grass
PoaceaePaspalum floridanumFlorida Paspalum
PoaceaePanicum obtusumVine Mesquite
PoaceaePanicum virgatumSwitchgrass
PoaceaePhalaris carolinianaCarolina Canarygrass
PoaceaePoa arachniferaTexas Blue Grass
PoaceaeSchedonnardus paniculatusTumblegrass
PoaceaeLolium arundinaceum=Festuca arundinaceaTall Fescue
PoaceaeSchizachyrium scopariumLittle Bluestem
PoaceaeSetaria parvifloraKnot-Root Bristle Grass
PoaceaeSetaria reverchoniiReverchon’s Bristlegrass
PoaceaeSorghum halepenseJohnsongrass
PoaceaeSorghastrum nutansIndiangrass
PoaceaeSporobolus compositus var. compositusTall Dropseed
PoaceaeTridens albescensWhite Tridens
PoaceaeTripsacum dactyloidesEastern Gamagrass
SmilacaceaeSmilax bona-noxSaw Greenbrier
TyphaceaeTypha domingensisNarrow-Leaf Cat-Tail

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FAMILYLATIN NAMECOMMON NAME
AcanthaceaeDyschoriste linearisSnake Herb
AcanthaceaeRuellia humilisPrairie Petunia
AcanthaceaeRuellia nudiflora var. nudifloraViolet Ruellia
AnacardiaceaeToxicodendron radicans subsp. radicansCommon Poison Ivy
ApiaceaeBifora americanaPrairie Bishop
ApiaceaeChaerophyllum tainturieriHairyfruit Chervil
ApiaceaeChaerophyllum tainturieri var. tainturieriSmooth Chervil
ApiaceaeDaucus pusillus Rattlesnake-Weed
ApiaceaeEryngium leavenworthiiLeavenworth Eryngo
ApiaceaePolytaenia nuttalliiPrairie Parsley
ApiaceaeSanicula canadensisCanada Sanicle
ApiaceaeSpermolepis divaricataForked Scaleseed
ApiaceaeTorilis arvensisHedge Parsley
ApocynaceaeAmsonia ciliata var. texanaTexas Bluestar
AsclepiadaceaeAsclepias asperulaAntelope Horns
AsclepiadaceaeAsclepias verticillataWhorled Milkweed
AsclepiadaceaeAsclepias viridifloraGreen-Flower Milkweed
AsclepiadaceaeAsclepias viridifloraWand Milkweed
AsclepiadaceaeAsclepias viridisGreen Milkweed
AsclepiadaceaeMatelea bifloraTwo-Flower Milkvine
AsclepiadaceaeMatelea bifloraPurple Milkweed Vine
AsteraceaeAmbrosia artemisiifoliaCommon Ragweed
AsteraceaeAmphiachyris dracunculoidesCommon Broomweed
AsteraceaeAmbrosia psilostachyaWestern Ragweed
AsteraceaeAmbrosia trifida var. texanaGiant Ragweed
AsteraceaeArtemisia ludovicianaWhite Sagebrush
AsteraceaeArnoglossum plantagineumIndian Plantain
AsteraceaeBrickellia eupatorioides var. texanaPrairie Kuhnia
AsteraceaeCentaurea americanaBasket-Flower
AsteraceaeCentaurea melitensisMalta Star Thistle
AsteraceaeCirsium texanumTexas Thistle
AsteraceaeCirsium undulatumWavy-Leaf Thistle
AsteraceaeConyza canadensis var. canadensisHorseweed
AsteraceaeEchinacea angustifoliaPurple Coneflower
AsteraceaeEngelmannia peristeniaEngelmann’s Daisy
AsteraceaeErigeron philadelphicusPhiladelphia Fleabane
AsteraceaeErigeron strigosus var. strigosusPrairie Fleabane
AsteraceaeEupatorium serotinumWhite Boneset
AsteraceaeEvax proliferaRabbit Tobacco
AsteraceaeEvax vernaMany-Stem Evax
AsteraceaeGaillardia pulchella var. pulchellaIndian Blanket
AsteraceaeGaillardia suavisPin Cushion Daisy
AsteraceaeGrindelia lanceolataGumweed
AsteraceaeHelianthus annuusCommon Sunflower
AsteraceaeHelianthus maximilianiMaximilian Sunflower
AsteraceaeHymenopappus scabiosaeusWoolly Plainsman
AsteraceaeHymenopappus scabiosaeus var. corymbosusOld Plainsman
AsteraceaeIva annuaMarshelder
AsteraceaeKrigia caespitosaDwarf Dandelion
AsteraceaeLiatris mucronataNarrow-Leaf Gayfeather
AsteraceaeLindheimera texanaYellow-Star
AsteraceaeLygodesmia texanaSkeleton Plant
AsteraceaeMarshallia caespitosaBarbara’s Buttons
AsteraceaePackera tampicanaGroundsel
AsteraceaePackera tampicanaButterweed
AsteraceaePyrrhopappus pauciflorusTexas Dandelion
AsteraceaeRatibida columniferaMexican-Hat
AsteraceaeRudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrimaBlack-Eyed-Susan
AsteraceaeSilphium albiflorumWhite Rosin-weed
AsteraceaeSilphium laciniatum var. laciniatumCompassplant
AsteraceaeSilphium radulaRough-Stem Rosenweed
AsteraceaeSolidago canadensis var. scabraCommon Goldenrod
AsteraceaeSonchus asperPrickly Sow-Thistle
AsteraceaeSolidago canadensis var. gilvacanescensTall Goldenrod
AsteraceaeSonchus sp. Sowthistle
AsteraceaeSymphyotrichum ericoidesHeath Aster
AsteraceaeTaraxacum officinaleCommon Dandelion
AsteraceaeTetraneuris scaposaFour-Nerve daisy
AsteraceaeVernonia baldwiniiWestern Ironweed
AsteraceaeXanthium strumarium var. canadenseCocklebur
AsteraceaeBaccharis texanaPrairie False Willow
BoraginaceaeHeliotropium tenellumPasture Heliotrope
BoraginaceaeLithospermum incisumNarrow-Leaf Puccoon
BrassicaceaeCardamine hirsutaHairy Bittercress
BrassicaceaeDraba cuneifoliaWedge-Leaf Draba
BrassicaceaeLepidium austrinumPeppergrass
BrassicaceaeLesquerella gracilis subsp. gracilisCloth-of-Gold
BrassicaceaeLesquerella gracilis subsp. nuttalliiNuttall’s Blatterpod
BrassicaceaeLepidium virginicumVirginia Pepper-Grass
BrassicaceaeRapistrum rugosumBastard Cabbage
CactaceaeOpuntia engelmannii var. lindheimeriTexas Prickly-Pear
CactaceaeCoryphantha sulcataPineapple Cactus
CactaceaeOpuntia polyacanthaPlains Prickly Pear
CampanulaceaeTriodanis perfoliata var. perfoliataVenus’-Looking-Glass
CaprifoliaceaeSymphoricarpos orbiculatusCoralberry
CaryophyllaceaeCerastium glomeratumGlomerate Chickweed
CaryophyllaceaePetrorhagia dubiaChilding Pink
CaryophyllaceaeStellaria media subsp. mediaCommon Chickweed
ConvolvulaceaeConvolvulus equitansTexas Bindweed
ConvolvulaceaeDichondra carolinensisPonyfoot
ConvolvulaceaeEvolvulus nuttallianusSilky Evolvulus
DipsacaceaeScabiosa atropurpureaSweet Scabiosa
EuphorbiaceaeArgythamnia sp. Silverbush
EuphorbiaceaeArgythamnia mercurialina var. mercurialinaTall Wild Mercury
EuphorbiaceaeChamaesyce missuricaPrairie Spurge
EuphorbiaceaeCroton texensisDoveweed
EuphorbiaceaeEuphorbia bicolor Snow on the Prairie
EuphorbiaceaeEuphorbia spathulataWarty Spurge
EuphorbiaceaePhyllanthus polygonoidesKnotweed Leaf Flower
EuphorbiaceaeStillingia texanaQueen’s Delight
EuphorbiaceaeTragia betonicifoliaBetony Noseburn
EuphorbiaceaeTragia ramosaBranched Noseburn
FabaceaeAcacia angustissima var. chisosianaPrairie Acacia
FabaceaeAcacia angustissima var. hirtaFern Acacia
FabaceaeAstragalus crassicarpus var. crassicarpusGround-Plum
FabaceaeAstragalus nuttallianus var. nuttallianusNuttall’s Milk Vetch
FabaceaeDalea compacta var. pubescensShowy Purple Prairie-Clover
FabaceaeDalea multifloraWhite Prairie Clover
FabaceaeDesmanthus illinoensisIllinois Bundleflower
FabaceaeGleditsia triacanthosCommon Honey-Locust
FabaceaeLathyrus hirsutusSingletary-Pea
FabaceaeLupinus texensisTexas Bluebonnet
FabaceaeMelilotus indicusYellow Sour-Clover
FabaceaeMedicago minimaBur Clover
FabaceaeMelilotus albaWhite Sweet-Clover
FabaceaeMimosa roemeriana Sensitive Briar
FabaceaeNeptunia luteaYellow Puff
FabaceaePediomelum subacauleScurf pea
FabaceaeProsopis glandulosaHoney Mesquite
FabaceaeSenna roemerianaTwo-leaf Senna
FabaceaeVicia sativa subsp. sativaCommon Vetch
FabaceaeVitis mustangensisMustang Grape
GentianaceaeCentaurium texenseLady Bird’s Century
GentianaceaeSabatia campestrisMeadow Pink
GeraniaceaeErodium texanumStork’s Bill
GeraniaceaeGeranium carolinianumCarolina Geranium
KrameriaceaeKrameria lanceolataTrailing Ratany
KrameriaceaeKrameria lanceolataRatany
LamiaceaeHedeoma drummondiiMock Pennyroyal
LamiaceaeHedeoma reverchonii var. reverchoniiReverchon’s False Pennyroyal
LamiaceaeMonarda citriodoraLemon Beebalm
LamiaceaeMonarda punctata subsp. punctata var. intermediaSpotted Beebalm
LamiaceaeSalvia azurea Azure Blue Sage
LamiaceaeSalvia azurea var. grandifloraBlue Sage
LamiaceaeSalvia farinacea var. farinaceaMealy Blue Sage
LamiaceaeSalvia texanaTexas Sage
LamiaceaeScutellaria drummondiiDrummond’s Skullcap
LamiaceaeWarnockia scutellarioidesPrairie Brazoria
LinaceaeLinum rigidumStiffstem Flax
LythraceaeLythrum alatum var. lanceolatumLance Leaf Loosestrife
LythraceaeLythrum californicumCalifornia Loosestrife
MalvaceaeCallirhoe alcaeoidesPlains Winecup
MalvaceaeCallirhoe leiocarpaAnnual Winecup
MalvaceaeCallirhoe pedata Standing Winecup
MenispermaceaeCocculus carolinusCarolina Snailseed
MoraceaeMaclura pomiferaBois D’Arc
OleaceaeFraxinus texensisTexas Ash
OnagraceaeCalylophus berlandieriBerlandier’s Sundrops
OnagraceaeGaura calcicolaGaura
OnagraceaeGaura sinuataWavy Leaf Gaura
OnagraceaeOenothera speciosaEvening Primrose
OxalidaceaeOxalis drummondii Drummond’s Wood-sorrel
OxalidaceaeOxalis strictaYellow Wood-sorrel
PlantaginaceaePlantago aristataBracted Plantain
PlantaginaceaePlantago helleri Heller’s Plantain
PlantaginaceaePlantago patagonica=purshii/spinulosaBristlebract Plantain
PolemoniaceaePhlox cuspidataPointed Phlox
PolemoniaceaePhlox pilosa subsp. pilosaPrairie Phlox
PolygonaceaeEriogonum annuumWild Buckwheat
PolygonaceaeRumex crispusCurly Dock
PortulacaceaeClaytonia virginicaSpring Beauty
RanunculaceaeAnemone berlandieriTen-Petal Anemone
RanunculaceaeDelphinium carolinianum subsp. virescensWhite Prairie Larkspur
RosaceaeGeum canadense var. camporumWhite Avens
RosaceaeRosa laevigataCherokee Rose
RosaceaeRubus trivalisSouthern Dewberry
RubiaceaeGalium aparineBedstraw
RubiaceaeGalium virgatumSouthwest Bedstraw
RubiaceaeHedyotis nigricansPrairie Bluets
RutaceaeZanthoxylum clava-herculisEastern Hercules’-Club
RutaceaeZanthoxylum hirsutumToothache Tree
SalicaceaeSalix nigraBlack Willow
SapindaceaeCardiospermum halicacabumBalloonvine/Heartseedvine
SapotaceaeSideroxylon lanuginosumGum Bumelia
ScrophulariaceaeAgalinis heterophyllaPrairie Agalinis
ScrophulariaceaeCastilleja indivisaIndian Paintbrush
ScrophulariaceaeCastilleja purpurea var. purpureaPurple Paintbrush
ScrophulariaceaePenstemon cobaeaFoxglove, Beardtounge
SolanaceaePhysalis cinerascensBeach Ground Cherry
SolanaceaePhysalis cinerascens var. cinerascensYellow Ground Cherry
SolanaceaeSolanum dimidiatumWestern Horse-Nettle
SolanaceaeSolanum elaeagnifoliumSilver Leaf Nightshade
UlmaceaeUlmus crassifoliaCedar Elm
UlmaceaeCeltis occidentalisCommon Hackberry
ValerianaceaeValerianella amarellaHairy Cornsalad
VerbenaceaeGlandularia bipinnatifidaPrairie verbena
VerbenaceaePhyla nodifloraTexas Frogfruit
VerbenaceaeVerbena canescensGray Vervain
VerbenaceaeVerbena haleiTexas Vervain
ViolaceaeHybanthus verticillatusGreen Violet
ViscaceaePhoradendron tomentosum var. serotinumMistletoe
VitaceaeCissus trifoliataCow Itch

 

Other
FamilyLATIN NAMECOMMON NAME
CupressaceaeJuniperus virginianaEastern Red Cedar
CupressaceaeJuniperus asheiAshe Juniper