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Example Plant, Dense Blazingstar, Liatris spicata


Note: Many Ohio Prairie Plants have recently had their Latin and Common names changed. The new names are listed here: New Prairie Plant Names

Agalinis purpurea .Purple False Foxglove

Allium cernuum .Nodding Wild Onion

Andropogon gerardii .Big Bluestem

Apios americana .Groundnut

Arnoglossum atriplicifolium .Pale Indian-plantain

Asclepias hirtella .Tall Green Milkweed

Asclepias sullivantii .Sullivant's Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa .Butterflyweed

Aster ericoides .Heath Aster

Aster novae-angliae .New England Aster

Chamaechrista fasciculata .Partridge Pea

Cicuta maculata .Water Hemlock

Cirsiuim discolor .Field Thistle

Comandra umbellata .Bastard Toadflax

Coreopsis tripteris .Tall Coreopsis

Cornus racemosa .Gray Dogwood

Cypripidium candidum .Showy White Ladies' Slipper Orchid

Desmodium canadense .Showy Tick Trefoil

Dodecatheon meadia .Shooting Star

Doellingeria umbellata .Flat-topped Aster

Echinacea purpurea .Purple Coneflower

Elymus canadensis .Canada Wildrye

Eragrostis spectabilis .Purple Lovegrass

Erythronium albidum, .White Trout Lily

Eupatorium perfoliatum .Common Boneset

Euphorbia corollata .Flowering Spurge

Euthamia remota .Great Lakes Goldenrod

Gaura biennis .Biennial Gaura

Gentianopsis crinita .Greater Fringed Gentian

Helenium flexuosum .Purple-headed Sneezeweed

Helianthus grosseserratus .Sawtooth Sunflower

Helianthus mollis .Ashy Sunflower

Krigia biflora .False Dandelion

Liatris spicata .Dense Blazingstar

Lilium michiganense .Michigan Lily

Monarda fistulosa .Wild Bergamot

Oligoneuron rigidum .Stiff Goldenrod

Panicum virgatum .Switchgrass

Polygala sanguinea .Purple Milkwort

Prenanthes aspera .Rough White Lettuce

Quercus macorcarpa .Bur Oak

Quercus velutina .Black Oak

Ratibida pinnata .Prairie Coneflower

Rhexia virginica .Virginia Meadow Beauty

Rudbeckia hirta .Black-eyed Susan

Schizachyrium scoparium .Little Bluestem

Silphium terebinthinaceum .Prairie Dock

Silphium asteriscus trifoliatum .Whorled Rosinweed

Sisyrinchium albidum .White Blue-eyed Grass

Sorghastrum nutans .Indiangrass

Spartina pectinata .Prairie Cordgrass

Symphyotricum ericoides .Heath Aster

Symphyotricum novae-angliae .New England Aster

Tradescantia ohiensis .Ohio Spiderwort

Veronicastrum virginicum .Culver's-root

Viola lanceolata .Lance-leafed Violet

Zizia aurea .Golden Alexanders