Plant List by Scientific Name

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Shrubs

Amorpha Fruiticosa Indigo Bush
Aronia melanocarpa  Black Chokeberry
Ceanothus americanus New Jersey Tea
Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush
Cornus obliqua Blue Fruited Silky Dogwood
Cornus stolonifera Red Osier Dogwood
Corylus americana Hazelnut or Filbert
Diervilla lonicera Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle
Hydrangea arborescens Smooth Hydrangea
Hypericum kalmianum Kalm’s St. John’s Wort
Hypericum prolificum Shrubby St. John's Wort
Ilex verticillata Winterberry
Lindera benzoin Spicebush
Physocarpus opulifolius Ninebark
Prunus americana American Plum
Ptelea trifoliate  Wafer Ash
Rhus aromatic  Fragrant Sumac
Rhus glabra Smooth Sumac
Rhus typhina Staghorn Sumac
Ribes americanum Wild Black Currant
Ribes missouriense Wild Gooseberry
Rosa blanda Early Wild Rose
Rosa Carolina  Carolina Rose
Rosa palustris Scarlet Rose (Swamp Rose)
Rubus odoratus Purple Flowering Raspberry
Sambucus canadensis Elderberry
Spiraea alba Meadowsweet
Spiraea tomentosa Steeplebush or Hardhack
Rosa setigera
Illinois rose
Viburnum lentago  Nannyberry viburnum
Viburnum trilobum Highbush Cranberry Viburnum

Trees

Acer nigrum  Black Maple
Acer saccharum  Sugar Maple
Aesculus glabra Ohio Buckeye
Amelanchier interior  Inland Shadblow or Serviceberry
Betula nigra River Birch
Carpinus caroliniana Musclewood or Blue Beech
Celtis occidentalis Hackberry
Cercis canadensis Redbud
Cornus alternifolia Pagoda Dogwood
Gymnocladus dioica Kentucky Coffee Tree
Juglans cinerea  Butternut
Hamamelis virginiana
American Witchhazel
Malus ioensis  Prairie Crab
Pinus strobus  White Pine
Populus grandidentata  Big Tooth Aspen
Populus tremuloides  Quaking Aspen
Quercus alba White Oak
Quercus bicolor Bicolor or Swamp White Oak
Quercus macrocarpa Bur Oak
Quercus muehlenbergii Chinquapin Oak
Quercus rubra Red Oak
Quercus veluntina  Black Oak
Tilia americana American Linden or Basswood

 

 

 

Flowering perennials 

Agastache foeniculum Anise Hyssop
Allium cernuum           
Nodding Wild Onion
Amorpha canescens Lead Plant
Anemone canadensis Meadow Anemone
Antennaria plantaginifolia Pussytoes
Aquilegia canadensis Wild Columbine
Arisaema dracontium Green Dragon
Arisaema triphyllum Jack-in-the-pulpit
Asarum canadense Wild ginger
Asclepias incarnata Swamp Milkweed *Host plant for Monarch butterflies
Asclepias sullivantii Prairie Milkweed *Host plant for Monarch butterflies
Asclepias syriaca Common Milkweed   *Host plant for Monarch butterflies
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Weed           *Host plant for Monarch butterflies
Asclepias verticillata Whorled Milkweed     *Host plant for Monarch butterflies
Aster azureus Sky Blue Aster
Aster laevis Smooth Aster
Aster novae-angliae New England Aster
Aster shortii Short's Aster
Baptisia leucantha/Baptisia alba White wild indigo
Baptisia leucophaea/bracteata Creamy Wild False Indigo
Caltha palustris Marsh Marigold
Campanula rotundifolia Harebell
Caulophyllum thalictroides Blue Cohosh
Cassia hebecarpa Wild Senna
Chelone glabra Turtlehead
Coreopsis lanceolata Sand Coreopsis
Dalea candidum White Purple Clover
Dalea purpurea Purple Prairie Clover
Dodecatheon media Shooting Star
Echinacea pallida Pale Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea Purple coneflower
Eryngium yuccifolium Rattlesnake Master
Eupatorium purpureum Sweet Joe Pye Weed
Euphorbia corollata Flowering Spurge
Eurybia macrophylla Large-leaved Aster
Eutrochium maculatum Spotted Joe-Pye Weed
Filipendula rubra Queen of the Prairie
Fragaria virginiana Wild Strawberry
Geranium maculatum Wild Geranium
Geum triflorum Prairie smoke
Helenium autumnale Dogtooth Daisy
Heliopsis helianthoides False Sunflower
Hepatica acutiloba Sharp-lobed Hepatica
Heuchera richardsonii Prairie Alumroot
Hibiscus laevis Rose Mallow
Hydrophyllum virginianum Virginia Waterleaf
Hypericum ascyron Great St. John's Wort
Iris crestata Dwarf Crested Iris
Iris virginica var. shrevei Blue Flag Iris
Liatris aspera Rough Blazing Star
Liatris pycnostachya Prairie Blazing Star
Liatris spicata Marsh Blazing Star
Lilium michiganense Michigan Lily
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower
Lobelia siphilitica Big Blue Lobelia
Lupinus perennis Wild Lupine
Lythrum alatum Winged loosestrife
Mertensia virginica Virginia bluebells
Monarda fistula Bee Balm/Wild Bergamot
Oligoneuton riddellii Riddell's Goldenrod
Opuntia humifusa Prickly Pear
Parthenium integrifolium Wild Quinine
Penstemon digitalis Foxglove Beardtongue
Phlox divaricata Woodland Phlox
Physostegia virginiana Obedient Plant
Podophyllum peltatum May Apple
Polemonium reptans Jacob's Ladder
Pycnanthemum virginianum Mountain Mint
Ratibida pinnata Gray-headed Coneflower
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan
Rudbeckia speciosa Showy Black-eyed Susan
Rudbeckia subtomentosa Sweet Black-eyed Susan
Ruellia humilis Wild Petunia
Sanguinaria canadense Bloodroot
Silene regia Royal Catchfly
Silphinium laciniatum Compass Plant
Silphium Terebinthinaceum Prairie Dock
Solidago flexicaulis Zig Zag Goldenrod
Tradescantia ohiensis Spiderwort
Trillium grandiflorum Large White Trillium
Trillium recurvatum Prairie Trillium
Verbena hostata Blue Vervain
Vernonia fasciculata Ironweed
Veronicastrum virginicum Culver's Root
Zizia aptera Heart-leaf Meadow Parsnip
Zizia aurea Golden Alexanders

 

Grasses & Sedges

Bouteloua curtipendula Side Oats Gramma
Carex stricta Common Tussock Sedge
Carex bebbii Bebb's Oval Sedge
Carex bicknellii Prairie Sedge
Carex comosa Longhair Sedge
Carex gracillima Graceful Sedge
Carex grayii Gray's Sedge/Bur Sedge
Carex hystericina Porcupine Sedge
Carex lupulina Hop Sedge
Carex muskingumensis Palm Sedge
Carex pennsylvanica Penn Sedge
Carex radiata Star Sedge
Carex rosea Rosy Sedge/Wood Sedge
Carex vulpinoidea Brown Fox Sedge
Deschampsia cespitosa   
Tufted Hair Grass
Elymus hystrix (Hystrix patula) Bottlebrush Grass
Juncus effusus Common Rush
Koeleria macrantha June Grass
Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem
Sorghastrum nutans Indian Grass
Spartina pectinata Cord Grass
Sporobolus heterolepsis Prairie Dropseed

 

Ferns

Adiantum pedatum Maiden Hair Fern
Athyrium felix-femina Lady Fern
Dryopteris marginalis Marginal Shield Fern
Matteuccia struthiopteris Ostrich Fern
Onoclea sensibilis Sensitive Fern
Osmunda cinnamomea Cinnamon Fern
Osmunda claytonia Interrupted Fern
Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas Fern