Knife Edge Prairie and Savanna – Plant List

knife edge plant list

This list includes all the native plants I’ve found here.  I’ve included a few species I’ve planted – ones that grow nearby, but that I’ve never found on our land.

*From seeds I planted

Amorpha canescens – Leadplant
Andropogon gerardii – Big Bluestem
Anemone cylindrica – Thimbleweed
Antennaria – Pussytoes
Arabis lyrata – Sand Cress
Artemisia campestris – Field Wormwood
Asclepias tuberosa – Butterflyweed
Betula papyrifera – White Birch
Bouteloua curtipendula – Side-oats Grama
Bromus kalmii – Prairie Brome
Calystegia spithamaea – Low Bindweed
Campanula rotundifolia – Harebell
Celastrus scandens – American Bittersweet
Celtis occidentalis – Hackberry
Cenchrus longispinus – Sandbur
Cirsium discolor – Field Thistle
Comandra umbellata – Bastard Toadflax
Delphinium carolinianum – Prairie Larkspur*
Desmodium canadense – Canada Tick-trefoil
Euphorbia davidii – David’s Spurge
Fragaria virginiana – Wild Strawberry
Fraxinus pennsylvanica – Green Ash
Gentiana alba – Cream Gentian
Gnaphalium obtusifolium – Sweet Everlasting
Hedeoma hispida – Rough False Pennyroyal
Juglans nigra – Black Walnut
Juniperus communis – Common Juniper
Juniperus virginiana – Eastern Red Cedar
Kuhnia eupatorioides – False Boneset
Lathyrus venosus – Veiny Pea
Liatris aspera – Rough Blazing Star
Lithospermum canescens – Hoary Puccoon
Lobelia spicata – Spiked Lobelia
Monarda fistulosa – Bergamot
Oxalis violacea – Violet Wood-sorrel
Paspalum setaceum – Hairy Bead Grass
Polygala polygama – Purple Milkwort
Polygala verticillata var. isocycla – Whorled Milkwort
Populus grandidentata – Big Toothed Aspen
Prunus serotina – Black Cherry
Quercus macrocarpa – Burr Oak
Ratibida pinnata – Yellow Coneflower
Rhus –
Sumac
Schizachyrium scoparium
– Little Bluestem
Sisyrinchium campestre –
Prairie Blue-eyed Grass
Solidago canadensis –
Canada Goldenrod
Solidago missouriensis –
Missouri Goldenrod
Solidago nemoralis
– Gray Goldenrod
Solidago speciosa – Showy Goldenrod
Sorghastrum nutans – Indian Grass
Spiranthes ovalis – October Ladies’ Tresses
Symphyotrichum ericoides – Heath Aster
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae – New England Aster
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium – Aromatic Aster
Symphyotrichum oolentangiense – Sky-blue Aster
Symphyotrichum sericeum – Silky Aster
Symphyotrichum urophyllum – Arrow-leafed Aster
Toxicodendron rydbergii – Western Poison Ivy
Ulmus americana – American Elm
Viola pedata – Birdfoot Violet
Viola pedatifida – Prairie Violet
Zanthoxylum americanum – Prickly Ash