Alverno Native Prairie Plants

Grasses

 

Andropogon gerardi

Big bluestem

Andropogon scoparius

Little bluestem

Bouteloua curtipendula

Side oats grama

Bromus kalmii

Prairie brome

Elymus canadensis

Canada wild rye

Panicum virgatum

Switch grass

Sorghastrum nutans

Indian grass

Sporobolus heterolepis

Prairie dropseed

   

Legumes

 

Amorpha canescens

Lead plant

Baptisia leucantha

White wild indigo

Desmodium canadense

Canada tick clover

Petalostemum candidum

White prairie clover

Petalostemum purpureum

Purple prairie clover

   

Forbs

 

Angelica atropurpurea

Purple angelica

Asclepias incarnata

Marsh milkweed

Aster novea-angliae

New England aster

Aster ptarmicoides

White aster

Aster puniceus

Red stem aster

Calcalia atriplicifolia

Pale Indian plantain

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

Eryngium yuccafolium

Rattlesnake master

Eupatorium maculatum

Joe Pye weed

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Boneset

Gaura biennis

Gaura

Helenium autumnale

Sneezeweed

Liatris pycnostachya

Gayfeather

Monarda fistulosa

Bee balm

Oenothera biennis

Evening primrose

Oxypolis rigidior

Cowbane

Parthenium integrifolium

Wild quinine

Penstemon digitalis

Foxglove penstemon

Potentilla arguta

Prairie cinquefoil

Ratibida pinnata

Yellow coneflower

Rudbeckia hirta

Balck-eyed susan

Rudbeckia laciniata

Wild goldenglow

Rudbeckia triloba

Brown-eyed susan

Silphium integrifolium

Rosinweed

Silphium laciniatum

Compass plant

Solidago riddellii

Ridellís goldenrod

Solidago rigida

Stiff goldenrod

Verbena hastata

Blue vervain

Vernonia fasciculata

Ironweed

Veronicastrum virginicum

Culverís root

Zizia aurea

Golden alexanders

Wild Blue Flax (Linum perenne) was used as a cover crop

Last update: 5/20/02 by Rebecca Burton, Dept. of Biology, Alverno College