Prairie & Field Wildflowers

Species are listed by scientific name. 
An asterisk indicates a non-native species.

Species

Scientific Name
Velvet-leaf* Abutilon theophrasti
Yarrow Achillea millefolium
Wingstem Actinomeris alternifolia
Little Ragweed Ambrosia artemesiifolia
Giant Ragweed Ambrosia trifida
Canada Anemone Anemone canadensis
Thimbleweed Anemone cylindrica
Angelica Angelica atropurpurea
Pussytoes Antennaria neglecta
Groundnut Apios americana
Burdock* Arctium Minus
Rock Sandwort Arenaria stricta
Wormwood Artemesia dracunculus
Marsh Milkweed Asclepias incarnate
Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca
Whorled Milkweed Asclepias verticillata
Asparagus Asparagus officinalis
Azure Aster Aster azureus
Calico Aster Aster laterifolius
New England Aster Aster novae-angliae
Frost Aster Aster pilosus
False Foxglove Aureolaria grandiflora
Winter Cress* Barbarea vulgaris
Beggar-ticks Bidens cernua
Knapweed* Centaurea jacea
Lamb’s Quarter* Chenopodium album
Lamb’s Quarter Chenopodium standleyanum
Chicory* Chicorium intybus
Oxeye Daisy* Chrysanthemum leucanthemum
Water Hemlock Cicuta maculate
Canada Thistle* Cirsium arvense
Field Thistle Cirsium discolor
Bull Thistle Cirsium vulgare
Star Toadflax Comandra umbellata
Hedge Bindweed Convol vu lus septum
Queen Anne’s Lace* Daucus carota
Canada Tick-trefoil Desmodium canadense
Illinois Tick-trefoil Desmodium illinoense
Shooting Star Dodecatheon meadia
Herb Willow Epilobium ciliatum
Daisy Fleabane Erigeron annuus
Fleabane Erigeron philade lphicus
Fleabane Erigeron pulchellus
Daisy Fleabane Erigeron strigosus
Boneset Eupatorium perfoliatum
Wild Strawberry Fragaria vesca var. americana
Wild Strawberry Fragaria virginiana
Gaura Gaura biennis
Stiff Gentian Gentiana quinquefolia
Sweet Everlasting Gnaphalium obtusifolium
Sneezeweed Helenium autumnale
Saw-toothed Sunflower Helianthus grossesseratus
Cow Parsnip Heracleum lanatum
Flower-of-an-hour* Hibiscus trionum
Orange Hawkweed* Hieracium aurantiacum
Common St. Johnswort* Hypericum perforatum
Spotted St. Johnswort Hypericum punctatum
Yellow Star Grass Hypoxs hirsute
Blue Flag Iris virginica var. shrevii
Domestic Iris* Iris sp.
Wild Lettuce Lactuca canadensis
Pinweed Lechea stricta
Motherwort* Leonurus cardiaca
Peppergrass* Lepidium campestre
Bush Clover Lespedeza capitata
Turk’s-cap-Lily Lilium michiganense
Butter-and-eggs* Linaria vulgaris
Hoary Puccoon Lithospermum canescens
Indian Tobacco Lobelia inflate
Great Blue Lobelia Lobelia siphilitica
Spike Lobelia Lobelia spicata
Evening Campion* Lychnis alba
Bugleweed Lycopus uniflorus
Whorled Loosestrife Lysimachia quadrifolia
Winged Loosestrife Lythrum alatum
Chamomile* Matricaria chamomilla
Pineapple Weed* Matricaria matricarioides
Black Medic* Medicago lupulina
Alfalfa* Medicago sativa
White Sweet Clover* Melilotus alba
Wild Mint Mentha arvensis
Monkey Flower Mimulus ringers
Bergamot Monarda fistulosa
Evening Primrose Oenothera parviflora
Yellow Wood Sorrel Oxalis dillenii
Wood Sorrel Oxalis stricta
Violet Wood Sorrel Oxalis violacea
Wild Parsnip* Pastinaca sativa
Ground Cherry Physalis virginiana
Plantain Plantago rugelii
Seneca Snakeroot Polygala senega
Knotweed Polygonum amphibium
Pennsylvania Knotweed Polygonum pensylvanicum
Smartweed Polygonum punctatum
Cinquefoil Potentilla norvegica
Cinquefoil* Potent il l a recta
White Lettuce Prenanthes alba
Mountain Mint Pycnanthemum virginianum
Early Buttercup Ranunculus fascicularis
Marsh Cress* Rorippa islandica
Wild Rose Rosa sp.
Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta
Brown-eyed Susan Rudbeckia triloba
Sheep Sorrel* Rumex acetosella
Curly Dock* Rumex crispus
Bouncing Bet* Saponaria officinalis
Ragwort Senecio paupercaulis
Snowy Campion Silene nivea
Cupplant Silphium perfoliatum
Blue-eyed Grass Sisrynchium albidum
Water Parsnip Sium suave
Horse-nettle Solanum carolinese
Deadly Nightshade* Solanum dulcamera
Tall Goldenrod Solidago altissima
Canada Goldenrod Solidago canadensis
Late Goldenrod Solidago gigantea
Sow-thistle* Sonchus arvensis
Sow-thistle* Sonchus oleraceus
Sow-thistle* Sonchus ulignosus
Dandelion* Taraxacum officinale
Tall Meadowrue Thalictrum dasycarpum
Goat’s Beard* Tragopogon dubius
Alsike Clover* Trifolium hybridum
Red Clover* Trifolium pretense
Smaller Hop Clover* Trifolium procumbens
White Clover* Trifolium repens
Stinging Nettle Urtica dioica
Mullein* Verbascum thaspis
Blue Vervain Verbena hastata
Purslane Speedwell* Veronica peregrine
Culver’s Root Veronicastrum virginicum
Hairy Vetch* Vicia villosa
Early Blue Violet Viola palmata
Bird’s-foot Violet Viola pedata
Prairie Violet Viola pedatifida
Cocklebur* Xanthium sp.