Krischan Prairie - Forbs List
  1. Allium cernuum, Nodding Onion (USDA). Wisconsin 7
  2. Amorpha canescens, Leadplant (USDA). Wisconsin 7
  3. Asclepias incarnata, Swamp Milkweed (USDA). Wisconsin FEN
  4. Asclepias sullivantii, Prairie Milkweed (USDA).
  5. Asclepias tuberosa, Butterfly Milkweed (USDA). Wisconsin MP
  6. Aster novae-angliae, New England Aster (USDA). Wisconsin LP
  7. Baptisia australis, Blue Wild Indigo (USDA), False Indigo. Native Illinois - Eastern US
  8. Ceanothus americanus, New Jersey Tea (USDA).
  9. Chelone glabra, White Turtlehead (USDA).
  10. Coreopsis tripteris, Tall Tickseed (USDA). Native Illinois - Eastern US
  11. Dalea purpurea, Violet Prairie Clover (USDA). Wisconsin 7
  12. Dodecatheon meadia, Shooting Star (USDA). Wisconsin 7 MP
  13. Echinacea pallida, Pale Purple Coneflower (USDA). Wisconsin 7 MP
  14. Echinacea paradoxa, Bush's Yellow Coneflower (USDA). Native Missouri - Texas
  15. Echinacea purpurea, Eastern Purple Coneflower (USDA). Native Illinois - Eastern US
  16. Eryngium yuccafolium, Rattlesnakemaster (WI), Button Eryngo (USDA). Native Wisconsin
  17. Eupatorium maculatum, Spotted Joe-Pye-Weed (USDA). Wisconsin (threatened) ALDER THICKET
  18. Eupatorium perfoliatum, Common Boneset (USDA). Wisconsin
  19. Euphorbia corollata, Flowering Spurge (USDA). Wisconsin
  20. Filipendula rubra, Queen of the Prairie (USDA).
  21. Gentiana andrewsii, Closed Bottle Gentian (USDA). Wisconsin LP
  22. Geum triflorum, Prairie Smoke (WI), Wisconsin XP
  23. Heliopsis helianthoides, Smooth Oxeye (USDA), Wisconsin
  24. Liatris aspera, Tall Blazing Star (USDA). Wisconsin
  25. Liatris ligulistylis, Rocky Mountain Blazing Star (USDA). Wisconsin MP
  26. Liatris scariosa (syn: borealis), New England Blazing Star (USDA). Native Pennslyvania - Maine
  27. Liatris squarrosa, Scaly Blazing Star (USDA). Native Illinois - South Eastern US
  28. Lupinus perennis, Sundial Lupine (USDA).
  29. Monarda fistulosa, Wild Bergamot (USDA), Bee Balm. Wisconsin XP
  30. Napaea dioica, Glademallow (USDA).
  31. Parthenium integrifolium, Wild Quinine (USDA).
  32. Ratibida columnifera, Upright Prairie Coneflower (USDA). Native Illinois - Southern US
  33. Ratibida pinnata, Pinnate Prairie Coneflower (USDA). Wisconsin MP
  34. Rudbeckia hirta, Blackeyed Susan (USDA). Wisconsin MP
  35. Rudbeckia triloba, Browneyed Susan (USDA).
  36. Ruellia humilis, Fringeleaf Wild Petunia (USDA). Wisconsin (endangered)
  37. Senna hebecarpa, American Senna (USDA).
  38. Silene regia, Royal Catchfly (USDA).
  39. Silene virginica, Fire Pink (USDA).
  40. Silphium integrifolium, Wholeleaf Rosinweed (USDA). Wisconsin MP
  41. Silphium laciniatum, Compass Plant (USDA). Wisconsin MP
  42. Silphium perfoliatum, Cup Plant (USDA). Wisconsin WET FOREST
  43. Silphium terebinthinaceum, Prairie Dock (WI). Wisconsin MP
  44. Solidago caesia, Wreath Goldenrod (USDA).
  45. Solidago canadensis, Canada Goldenrod (USDA). Wisconsin
  46. Solidago ohioense, Ohio Goldenrod (USDA).
  47. Solidago rigida (syn Oligoneuron rigidum), Stiff Goldenrod (USDA). Wisconsin LP
  48. Solidago speciosa, Showy Goldenrod (USDA). Wisconsin
  49. Tradescantia ohiensis, Common Spiderwort (WI). Wisconsin MP
  50. Valeriana officinalis, Garden Valerian (USDA). Exotic
  51. Vernonia fasciculata, Prairie Ironweed (USDA). Wisconsin LP
  52. Veronicastrum virginicum, Culver's Root, Wisconsin 6 PWM
  53. Zizia aptera, Heartleaved Golden Alexander (WI). Wisconsin LP
  54. Zizia aurea, Common Golden Alexander (WI).
    • LP = Lowland Prairie
    • MP = Mesic Prairie
    • XP = Xeric Prairie


    Krischan Prairie - Grass List
  1. Andropogon gerardii, Big Bluestem (USDA). Wisconsin MP
  2. Bouteloua curtipendula, Sideoats Grama (USDA). Wisconsin XP
  3. Chasmanthium latifolium, Indian Woodoats (USDA), Northern Sea Oats. Eastern USA.
  4. Elymus canadensis, Canada Wildrye (USDA). Wisconsin.
  5. Schizachyrium scoparium, Little Bluestem (USDA). Wisconsin XP
  6. Sorghastrum nutans, Indiangrass (USDA). Wisconsin MP
  7. Sporobolus heterolepis, Prairie Dropseed (USDA). Wisconsin XP


    Krischan Prairie - Grass Want List
  1. Carex eburnea, Bristleleaf Sedge (USDA). Wisconsin. Dry soil, part to full shade. Whitish green flower spikes bloom in April. 6-10 inches tall.
  2. Carex muskingumensis, Muskingum Sedge (USDA). Wisconsin. Wet soil, full sun. Named for Muskingum River in Ohio. 2-3 feet tall.
  3. Carex vulpinoidea, Fox Sedge (USDA). Wisconsin. Wet soil, full sun. Can be weedy and spread rapidly. 2-3 feet tall.
  4. Elymus virginicus, Virginia Wildrye (USDA). Wisconsin.
  5. Hierochloe odorata, Sweetgrass (USDA).
    Note: Controversy over native range due to confusion with synonym. Hierochloe odorata, Sweetgrass, is native to Northeast USA, but not native to Wisconsin. Hierochloe hirta (synonym Hierochloe odorata, auctorum non), Northern Sweetgrass (USDA), is native to Wisconsin. In the early literature, the authors of record were misidentified (auctorum non = not of authors).
  6. Hystrix patula, Bottlebrush Grass (USDA). Wisconsin. Dry soil, full to part sun. Bristly spikes bloom in September. Leaves turn tan in August. 2-3 feet tall.
  7. Koeleria macrantha, Prairie Junegrass (USDA). Wisconsin. Dry soil, full sun. Clump forming. Light green to silvey flower blooms in June. 1-1.5 feet tall. Genus named for German botanist Koeler. Macrantha means large flower.
  8. Panicum virgatum, Switchgrass (USDA). Wisconsin. Dry to medium wet soil, full to part sun. Clump forming, columnar growth. Leaves turn yellow orange in September. 4-6 feet tall.
  9. Spartina pectinata, Prairie Cordgrass (USDA). Wisconsin.


    John Curtis - Mesic Prairie
  1. Anemone patens, American Pasqueflower (WI). Wisconsin XP
  2. Antennaria neglecta, Field Pussytoes (USDA). Wisconsin XP (antibiotic)
  3. Asclepias meadii, Mead's Milkweed (USDA). Wisconsin 10 (extirpated)
  4. Aster ericoides, White Heath Aster (USDA). Wisconsin
  5. Baptisia alba var macrophylla (syn lactea), Largeleaf Wild Indigo (WI). Wisconsin 8
  6. Baptisia bracteata var glabrescens, Cream Wild Indigo (WI). Wisconsin 7
  7. Baptisia leucophaea, Longbract Wild Indigo (USDA). Wisconsin 7
  8. Coreopsis palmata, Stiff Tickseed (USDA). Wisconsin 8
  9. Desmodium illinoense, Illinois Trefoil (USDA). Wisconsin 7
  10. Galium boreale, Northern Bedstraw (USDA). Wisconsin
  11. Helianthus x laetiflorus (pauciflorus x tuberosus), Cheerful Sunflower (USDA). Wisconsin (autotoxic)
  12. Helianthus occidentalis, Fewleaf Sunflower (USDA). Wisconsin (autotoxic)
  13. Lespedeza leptostachya, Prairie Bushclover (WI). Wisconsin 8 (endangered)
  14. Liatris pycnostachya, Prairie Blazing Star (USDA). Wisconsin 7 LP
  15. Liatris spicata, Dense Blazing Star (USDA). Wisconsin 8
  16. Lithospermum canescens, Hoary Puccoon (USDA). Wisconsin 10
  17. Oxalis violacea, Violet Woodsorrel (USDA). Wisconsin 8
  18. Panicum leibergii, Leiberg's Panicum Grass (USDA). Wisconsin
  19. Panicum virgatum, Switchgrass (USDA). Wisconsin
  20. Phlox pilosa, Downy Phlox (USDA). Wisconsin
  21. Symphyotrichum laeve (syn: Aster laevis), Smooth Blue Aster (USDA). Wisconsin
  22. Tradescantia bracteata, Bracted Spiderwort (WI). Wisconsin 7 (Iltis)
  23. Valeriana ciliata, Edible Valerian (WI), Wisconsin 10 LP
  24. Verbena hastata, Swamp Verbena (USDA), Wisconsin NS
  25. Verbena stricta, Hoary Verbena (USDA), Wisconsin PD
  26. Viola pedatifida, Prairie Violet (USDA). Wisconsin 9


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