Saturday, June 7, 2008


LISTS! I love them. In 2007, I started a species list of the flora I stumble across at Prairie Pond Woods while wandering on The Refresher Course. The Fauna LIST is still a work in progress, so that's the focus for next year!

And not
to brag (since I had nothing to do with it), but after several visits to Lynx Prairie, a National Natural Landmark, there are really only a few prairie species growing there (albeit more abundantly) that we don't have...but I'm working on it! Because it is only about a mile away (as the crow flies), both parcels of land, and maybe some in between, were probably once a large alkaline prairie, before agriculture replaced the wildflowers and grasses with crops. Non-native species are indicated with an asterisk*.

Someday I hope you will pick a favorite month of flowers
and come see them in bloom at Prairie Pond Woods!

March/April Blooming

Cut-leaf toothwort, Rue Anemone, Fals
e Anemone, Golden Ragwort, Yellow Violet, White Violet, Common Blue Violet, White Trout Lily, Purple Cress, Wild Phlox, Bluets, Virginia Bluebells, Pennywort, Wild Ginger, Wild Columbine, Wild Strawberry, Winter Cress, Pussytoes, Jacob's Ladder, Jack-in-the-pulpit, Pink Lady's Slippers, Star of Bethlehem*, Daisy Fleabane*, Common Cinquefoil, Wild Petunia, Dogwoods, Redbud, Apple.

May/June Blooming

ered Cynthia, White Milkweed, Large-Flowering Trillium, Lyre-leaved Sage, Indian Hemp, Tall Meadow Rue, Downy Wood Mint, Ox-eye Daisy, Foxglove Beardtongue, Trumpet Vine, Mayapples, Prairie Rose, Honeysuckle Vine*, Deptford Pinks*, Yarrow*, Narrow-leaved Mtn. Mint, Flowering Spurge, American Columbo (not blooming), Buckeye, Ninebark, Black Locust, Wild Black Cherry, Honey Locust, Dark Green Bulrush, Spike Rush, Hawkweed*, Deerberry, Wild Hydrangea,

July/August Blooming (taken from this & last year)

Butterfly Weed
, Black-eyed Susan, Blackberry, Multi-flora Rose*,
Common Milkweed, Thimbleweed, Slender Ladies Tresses, Elderberry, Sourwood trees, Hickory nuts letting go, Rattlesnake Plaintain, Wild Bergamot, Gray Headed Coneflower, Tall Larkspur, Horse-Nettle, White-Top Daisy, Trumpet Honeysuckle, , Rose Pink Arrow leaf, Pickerel Weed, Wild Senna, Wild Petunia Peak, Sweet or Pearly Everlasting, Boneset, Iron Wood, Virgin’s Bower, Canada Goldenrod, Flat-topped Goldenrod, Stiff Goldenrod, Gray Goldenrod, Mistflower, Teasel*, Downy False Foxglove, Spiked Lobelia, Wild Sensitive Plant, Pokeweed, Joe-Pye Weed, Primrose,Thin-leaved Coneflower, Whorled Rosin Weed, Heal-All,* Wingstem, Queen Anne’s Lace,* Common Mullien,* Narrow-leaved Mountain Mint, Lance-leaved Loosestrife, Flowering Spurge, St. John's Wort, Leather Flower, Agrimony.