Edge of the Prairiethe sand prairies and savannas of the Chicago region

    Vascular Plants
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Aletris farinosa - Colic Root

Amelanchier sp. - Serviceberry

Asclepias amplexicaulis - Sand Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed

Baptisia alba - White Indigo

Bidens coronata - Marsh Bur Marigold

Botrychium matricariaefolium
     - Daisy-leaf Grape Fern

Carex bicknellii - Prairie sedge

Cornus racemosa - Grey dogwood

Elymus canadensis - Canada wild rye

Eryngium yuccifolium - Rattlesnake master

Eupatorium fistulosum
     - Hollow-stem Joe-Pye Weed

Euphorbia corollata - Flowering spurge

Erigeron strigosus - Daisy fleabane

Helianthus giganteus - Tall sunflower

Helianthus mollis - Hairy Sunflower

Helianthus occidentalis - Western sunflower

Hibiscus laevis - Halberd-leaf hibiscus

Iris virginica shrevei - Northern Blue Flag

Krigia virginica - Dwarf dandelion

Lespedeza hirta - Hairy Bush Clover

Lespedeza virginica - Slender Bush Clover

Liatris aspera - Rough Blazingstar

Lilium Michiganense - Michigan lily

Lilium Philadelphicum - Prairie lily

Linaria canadensis - Blue Toadflax

Lithospermum croceum - Hairy Puccoon

Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal flower

Lupinus perennis occidentalis - Blue Lupine

Lycopodium digitatum - Fan clubmoss

Monotropa uniflora - Indian Pipe

Opuntia humifosa - Prickly pear cactus

Osmunda cinnamomea - Cinnamon Fern

Phlox pilosa - Prairie phlox

Polygala polygama obtusata - Purple Milkwort

Pyrus melanocarpa - Black Chokeberry

Rhexia virginica - Meadow Beauty

Rosa palustris - Marsh rose

Saxifraga pensylvanica - Swamp Saxifrage

Senecio plattensis - Prairie Ragwort

Solidago rigida - Stiff Goldenrod

Tradescantia ohiensis - Ohio spiderwort

Viola pedata - Birdfoot Violet

Viola pensylvanica - Yellow Violet

Viola sagittata - Arrow leaf violet

    About Edge of the Prairie

Edge of the Prairie is an independent production of Becknell and Lucas Media, Ltd., P.O. Box 16, North Judson, Indiana 46366. It is published as a public service to help aid in the appreciation and enjoyment of nature in general and the unique qualities of sand prairies and oak savannas in particular. If you have questions, comments, suggestions or corrections please address them to the site editor, Marty Lucas at marty@bigeastern.com.

All photographs posted on this web site are by Marty Lucas, are protected by copyright and all rights are expressly reserved. Students may use any photograph for a school report, class report, non-profit scholarly study provided there is no publication. Otherwise, please request permission to use photographs by writing e-mail.

Edge of the Prairie was a pavillion in the 1996 Internet World's Exposition. An enhanced version of the original site is available on the CD-ROM companion to Carl Malamud's book about the fair: "A World's Fair for the Global Village" on MIT Press.



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