Prairie Plants

Plant Names
Latin & Common
BloomsSeed Collecting Time
Anemone canadensis
Canada anemone
May - June
Asclepias tuberosa
Butterfly Weed
June - AugustAugust - Sep
Asclepias viridiflora
Short Green Milkweed
July
Aster oblongifolius
Aromatic Aster
Oct, Nov
Aster ptarmicoides
Stiff Aster
July, Aug, Sep
Baptisia leucantha
White False Indigo
June, July
Baptisia leucophaea
Cream False Indigo
May, June
Carex Meadii
Mead’s Stiff Sedge
NA
Ceanothus americanus
New Jersey Tea
June- August
Chelone glabra
White Turtlehead
Galium boreale
Northern Bedstraw
June, July
Heuchera richardsoni
Prairie Alumroot
May, June, July
Hypoxis hirsuta
Yellow Stargrass
May, June
Liatris aspera
Rough Blazing Star
Aug, Sep
Oxalis violacea
Violet Wood Sorrel
Panicum leibergiiNA May June
and again July - Sep
Panicum scribnerianum
Scribner’s Panic Grass
NA
Petalostemum candidum
White Prairie Clover
June, July, Aug
Phlox pilosa
Downy Phlox
Polygala senega
Seneca snakroot
Potentilla arguta
Prairie cinquefoil
Prenanthes aspera
Rough white lettuce
Prenanthes racemosa
Smooth white lettuce
Psoralea tenuiflora
Scurfy pea
Scutellaria parvula
Small skullcap
Senecio pauperculus
Balsam ragwort
Sisyrinchium albidum
White-eyed grass
Smilacina stellata
Starry False Solomon's Seal
April, June
Sporobolus heterolepis
Prairie dropseed grass
Viola pedatifida
Prairie violet