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Wildflower Family Chart

    Scientific Name Common Name

    Liliaceae­Lily Family

    Allium canadense

    Wild Garlic

    Allium cernuum

    Nodding Pink Onion

    Clintonia borealis

    Blue Bead Lilly

    Erythronium albidum

    Fawn Lily

    Lilium michiganense

    Turk's Cap Lily

    Trillium grandiflorum

    Trillium

    Associated Families
    Araceae­Arum Family

    Arisaema triphyllum

    Jack-in-the-Pulpit

    Commelinaceae­Spiderwort Family

    Tradescantia ohiensis

    Spiderwort

    Tradescantia ohiensis-alba

    Spiderwort

    Tradescantia ohiensis-alba

    Spiderwort White

    Iridaceae­Iris Family

    Iris versicolor

    Blue Flag

    Iris vpseudacorus

    Yellow Flag

    Sisyrinchium campestre

    Blue Eyed Grass


    Cruciferae­Mustard Family

    Cardamine pratensis

    Cuckoo Flower

    Associated Families
    Onagraceae­Evening Primrose Family

    Oenothera lamarckiana

    Evening Primrose

    Oenothera missouriensis

    Missouri Primrose

    Oenothera speciosa

    Showy Evening Primrose

    Berberidaceae­Barberry Family

    Podophyllum peltatum

    May Apple



    Carophyllaceae­Pink Family

    Associated Families
    Asclepiadaceae­Milkweed Family

    Asclepias amplexicaulis

    Sand Milkweed

    Asclepias incarnata

    Swamp Milkweed

    Asclepias syriaca

    Common Milkweed

    Asclepias tuberosa

    Butterfly Plant

    Asclepias verticillata

    Whorled Milkweed



    Ranunculaceae­Buttercup Family

    Anemone cylindrica

    Thimbleweed

    Anemone patens

    Pasque Flower

    Anemone quinquefolia

    Wood Anemone

    Aquilegia canadensis

    Wild Columbine

    Aquilegia caerulea

    Columbine Mixed

    Aquilegia vulgaris

    Dwarf Columbine

    Caltha palustris

    Marsh Marigold

    Ranunculus rhombeideus

    Prairie Buttercup

    Associated Families
    Cactaceae­Cactus Family

    Opuntia humifusa

    Prickly Pear

    Linaceae­Flax Family

    Linum perenne lewisii

    Blue Flax



    Rosaceae­Rose Family

    Filipendula Rubra

    Queen of the Prairie

    Geum triforum

    Prairie Smoke

    Potentilla palustris

    Marsh Cinquefoil

    Potentilla simplex

    Common Cinquefoil

    Rosa carolina

    Wild Rose

    Associated Families
    Primulaceae­Primrose Family

    Dodecatheon meadia

    Shooting Star

    Sarraceniaceae­Pitcher Plant Family

    Sarracenia purpurea

    Pitcher Plant

    Saxifragaceae­Saxifrage Family

    Heuchera richardsonii

    Alum Root



    Fabaceae­Bean Family

    Amorpha canescens

    Lead Plant

    Baptisia leucophaea

    Cream False Indigo

    Cassia fasciculata

    Partridge Pea

    Lespedeza capitata

    Round-headed Bush Clover

    Lupinus perennis

    Lupine

    Petalostemum candidum

    Prairie Clover White

    Petalostemum purpureum

    Purple Prairie Clover

    Tephrosia virginiana

    Goatsrue

    Associated Families
    Violaceae­Violet Family

    Viola incognita

    White Violet

    Viola pedata

    Birds Foot Violet

    Viola sagittata

    Arrowleaf Voilet

    Viola sororia

    Woodland Violet



    Umbelliferae­Parsley Family

    Angelica atropurpurea

    Angelica

    Eryngium yuccifolium

    Rattlesnake Master

    Zizia aurea

    Golden Alexanders

    Associated Families
    Rhamnaceae­Buckthorn Family

    Ceanothus americaus

    New Jersey Tea

    Santalaceae­Sandlewood Family

    Comandra umbellata

    False Toadflax



    Polygonaceae­Smartweed Family

    Associated Families
    Polygalaceae­Milkwort Family

    Polygala polygama

    Sand Milkwort

    Euphorbiaceae­Spurge Family

    Euphorbia corollata

    Flowering Spurge



    Campanulaceae­Bellflower Family

    Campanula rotundifolia

    Harebell

    Lobelia cardinalis

    Cardinal Flower

    Lobelia siphilitica

    Great Blue Lobelia

    Lobelia spicata

    Pale Spiked Lobelia

    Cornaceae­Dogwood Family

    Cornus canadensis

    Bunch Berry

    Verbenaceae­Vervain Family

    Verbena hastata

    Blue Vervain

    Verbena stricta

    Hoary Vervain




    Lamiaceae­Mint Family

    Monarda citriodora

    Lemon Mint

    Monarda didyma

    Bee Balm

    Monarda fistulosa

    Wild Bergamot

    Monarda fistulosa alba

    Wild Bergamot White

    Monarda punctata

    Dotted Mint

    Salvia coccinea

    Scarlet Sage


    Asteraceae or Compositae­Aster or Daisy Family

    Achillea filipendulina

    Gold Yarrow

    Achillea millefolium

    White Yarrow

    Achillea millefolium Red

    Rosey Red Yarrow

    Coreopsis lanceolata

    Lance Leaved Coreopsis

    Coreopsis lanceolata (dwf)

    Dwf Lance Leaved Coreopsis

    Coreopsis tinctoria

    Plains Coreopsis

    Coreopsis tinctoria (dwf)

    Dwf Plains Coreopsis

    Coreopsis tinctoria red (dwf)

    Dwf Red Plains Coreopsis

    Aolidago nemoralis

    Goldenrod Gray

    Antennaria plantaginifolio

    Pussy Toes

    Artemisia ludoviciana

    Prairie Sage

    Aster ericoides

    Heath Aster

    Aster novae-angliae

    New England Aster

    Aster ptarmicoides

    White Aster

    Aster tanacetifolius

    Prairie Aster

    Echinacea pallida

    Pale Purple Coneflower

    Echinacea purpurea

    Purple Coneflower

    Eupatorium maculatum

    Joe Pye Weed

    Eupatorium perfoliatum

    Boneset

    Gailardia aristata

    Blanket Flower

    Gaillardia aristata

    Indian Blanket

    Helenium autumnale

    Sneezeweed

    Helianthus grosseserratus

    Saw-tooth Sunflower

    Helianthus helianthoides

    False Sunflower

    Helianthus maximiliani

    Maximiliani Sunflower

    Helianthus occidentalis

    Western Sunflower

    Helianthus strumosus

    Woodland Sunflower

    Liatris cylindracea

    Dwarf Blazingstar

    Liatris pycnostachya

    Thickspiked Gayfeather

    Liatris spicata

    Dense Blazingstar

    Ratibida columnifera

    Mexican Red Hat

    Ratibida columnifera

    Yellow Prairie Coneflower

    Ratibida pinnata

    Yellow Coneflower

    Rudbecki triloba

    Branched Conflower

    Rudbeckia hirta

    Black-eyed Susan

    Rudbeckia laciniata

    Green Headed Coneflower

    Rudbeckia subtomentosa

    Sweet Black-eyed Susan

    Senecio pauperculus

    Prairie Ragwort

    Silphium laciniatum

    Compass Plant

    Silphium perfoliatum

    Cup Plant

    Silphium terebinthinaceum

    Prairie Dock

    Solidago rigida

    Goldenrod Stiff

    Solidago speciosa

    Goldenrod Showy

    Vernonia fasciclata

    Ironweed

    Associated Families
    Scrophulariaceae­Snapdragon Family

    Castilleja coccinea

    Indian Paintbrush

    Pedicularis candensis

    Wood Betony

    Penstemon digitalis

    Foxglove Beardtongue

    Penstemon grandiforus

    Large-Flowered Beardtongue

    Veronicastrum virginicum

    Culver's Root


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