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Inventory of Flora

COD Natural Areas Plant Species Inventory A list of plant species found at College of DuPage natural areas. Click link for photo.

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Classification

Common Name

Abutilon theophrasti

VELVET LEAF

Acer negundo

BOX ELDER

Acer platanoides

NORWAY MAPLE

Acer saccharinum

SILVER MAPLE

Acer saccharum

SUGAR MAPLE

Achillea millefolium

YARROW

Acnida altissima

WATER HEMP

Agalinus tenuifolia

SLENDER FALSE FOXGLOVE

Agropyron repens

QUACK GRASS

Agrostis alba

RED TOP

Alisma subcordatum

COMMON WATER PLANTAIN

Alliaria petiolata

GARLIC MUSTARD

Allium canadense

WILD GARLIC

Allium cernuum

NODDING WILD ONION

Allium tricoccum var. burdickii

WILD LEEK

Amaranthus hybridus

GREEN AMARANTH

Ambrosia artemisiifolia var. elatior

COMMON RAGWEED

Ambrosia trifida

GIANT RAGWEED

Amorpha canescens

LEAD PLANT

Andropogon gerardii

BIG BLUESTEM

Anemone cylindrica

THIMBLEWEED

Anemonella thalictroides

RUE ANEMONE

Apocynum cannabinum

DOGBANE

Apocynum sibiricum

DOGBANE

Aquilegia canadensis

WILD COLUMBINE

Arctium minus

BURDOCK

Arisaema triphyllum

JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT

Asarum canadense

WILD GINGER

Asclepias incarnata

SWAMP MILKWEED

Asclepias sullivantii

PRAIRIE MILKWEED

Asclepias syriaca

COMMON MILKWEED

Asclepias tuberosa

BUTTERFLY MILKWEED

Asclepias verticillata

WHORLED MILKWEED

Aster ericoides

HEATH ASTER

Aster laevis

SMOOTH BLUE ASTER

Aster novae-angliae

NEW ENGLAND ASTER

Aster pilosus

HAIRY ASTER

Aster sagittifolius var. drummondii

DRUMMOND'S ASTER

Aster sericeus

SILKY ASTER

Aster simplex

PANICLED ASTER

Astragalus canadensis

CANADIAN MILK VETCH

Baptisia australis

BLUE WILD INDIGO

Baptisia leucantha

WHITE WILD INDIGO

Baptisia leucophaea

CREAM WILD INDIGO

Barbarea vulgaris

YELLOW ROCKET

Bidens cernua

NODDING BUR MARIGOLD

Bidens comosa

SWAMP TICKSEED

Bidens frondosa

COMMON BEGGAR'S TICKS

Bidens vulgata

TALL BEGGAR'S TICKS

Bouteloua curtipendula

SIDE-OATS GRAMA

Brassica kaber

CHARLOCK

Bromus inermis

HUNGARIAN BROME

Bromus japonicus

JAPANESE CHESS

Bromus kalmii

PRAIRIE BROME

Cacalia atriplicifolia

PALE INDIAN PLANTAIN

Cacalia plantaginea

PRAIRIE INDIAN PLANTAIN

Calamagrostis canadensis

BLUE JOINT GRASS

Camassia scilloides

WILD HYACINTH

Carex aquatilis var. altior

LONG-BRACTED TUSSOCK SEDGE

Carex bicknellii

COPPER-SHOULDERED OVAL SEDGE

Carex cristatella

CRESTED OVAL SEDGE

Carex stricta

COMMON TUSSOCK SEDGE

Ceanothus americanus

NEW JERSEY TEA

Centaurea maculosa

SPOTTED KNAPWEED

Cerastium vulgatum

MOUSE-EAR CHICKWEED

Chenopodium album

LAMB'S QUARTERS

Chenopodium glaucum

OAK-LEAVED GOOSEFOOT

Chrysanthemum leucanthemum var. pinnatifidum

OX-EYE DAISY

Cichorium intybus

CHICORY

Cicuta maculata

WATER HEMLOCK

Circaea lutetiana var. canadensis

ENCHANTER'S NIGHTSHADE

Cirsium arvense

FIELD THISTLE

Cirsium vulgare

BULL THISTLE

Comandra umbellata

FALSE TOADFLAX

Convallaria majalis

LILY OF THE VALLEY

Convolvulus arvensis

FIELD BINDWEED

Convolvulus sepium

HEDGE BINDWEED

Convolvulus arvensis

FIELD BINDWEED

Convolvulus sepium

HEDGE BINDWEED

Coreopsis palmata

PRAIRIE COREOPSIS

Coreopsis tripteris

TALL COREOPSIS

Cornus obliqua

BLUE-FRUITED DOGWOOD

Coreopsis tripteris

TALL COREOPSIS

Cornus obliqua

BLUE-FRUITED DOGWOOD

Cornus racemosa

GRAY DOGWOOD

Cornus stolonifera

RED-OSIER DOGWOOD

Corylus americana

AMERICAN HAZELNUT

Crataegus crus-galli

COCKSPUR HAWTHORN

Cyperus erythrorhizos

RED-ROOTED SEDGE

Cyperus esculentus

FIELD NUT SEDGE

Cyperus ferruginescens

RUSTY NUT SEDGE

Cyperus strigosus

LONG-SCALED NUT SEDGE

Dalea candida

WHITE PRAIRIE CLOVER

Dalea foliosa

LEAFY PRAIRIE CLOVER

Dalea leporina

FOXTAIL DALEA

Dalea purpurea

PURPLE PRAIRIE CLOVER

Daucus carota

QUEEN ANNE'S LACE

Desmanthus illinoensis

ILLINOIS BUNDLE FLOWER

Desmodium canadense

SHOWY TICK TREFOIL

Desmodium illinoense

ILLINOIS TICK TREFOIL

Diplachne acuminata

SALT-MEADOW GRASS

Dodecatheon meadia

SHOOTING STAR

Echinacea pallida

PURPLE CONEFLOWER

Echinacea purpurea

BROAD-LEAVED PURPLE CONEFLOWER

Echinochloa crusgalli

BARNYARD GRASS

Eleocharis acicularis

NEEDLE SPIKE RUSH

Eleocharis palustris

GREAT SPIKE RUSH

Elymus canadensis

CANADA WILD RYE

Equisetum arvense

HORSETAIL

Eragrostis hypnoides

CREEPING LOVE GRASS

Erechtites hieracifolia

FIREWEED

Erigeron annuus

ANNUAL FLEABANE

Erigeron canadensis

HORSEWEED

Eryngium yuccifolium

RATTLESNAKE MASTER

Erythronium albidum

WHITE TROUT LILY

Euonymus europaeus

SPINDLE TREE

Eupatorium altissimum

TALL BONESET

Eupatorium maculatum

SPOTTED JOE PYE WEED

Eupatorium perfoliatum

COMMON BONESET

Eupatorium purpureum

PURPLE JOE PYE WEED

Eupatorium serotinum

LATE BONESET

Euphorbia corollata

FLOWERING SPURGE

Euphorbia maculata

NODDING SPURGE

Euphorbia supina

CREEPING SPURGE

Festuca elatior

MEADOW FESCUE

Fragaria virginana

WILD STRAWBERRY

Galium aparine

ANNUAL BEDSTRAW

Galium asprellum

ROUGH BEDSTRAW

Galium boreale

NORTHERN BEDSTRAW

Galium verum

YELLOW BEDSTRAW

Gentiana andrewsii

BOTTLE GENTIAN

Gentiana flavida

CREAM GENTIAN

Geranium maculatum

WILD GERANIUM

Geum laciniatum var. trichocarpum

ROUGH AVENS

Geum triflorum

PRAIRIE SMOKE

Glechoma hederacea

GROUND IVY

Gleditsia triacanthos

HONEY LOCUST

Helenium autumnale

SNEEZE WEED

Heleochloa schoenoides

FALSE TIMOTHY

Helianthus annuus

GARDEN SUNFLOWER

Helianthus mollis

DOWNY SUNFLOWER

Helianthus occidentalis

WESTERN SUNFLOWER

Helianthus rigidus

PRAIRIE SUNFLOWER

Heliopsis helianthoides

FALSE SUNFLOWER

Hemerocallis fulva

ORANGE DAY LILY

Hesperis matronalis

DAME'S ROCKET

Heuchera richardsonii

ALUM ROOT

Hibiscus trionum

FLOWER-OF-AN-HOUR

Hierochloe odorata

VANILLA GRASS

Hypericum perforatum

COMMON ST. JOHN'S WORT

Hystrix patula

BOTTLEBRUSH GRASS

Iris virginica var. shrevei

BLUE FLAG IRIS

Isopyrum biternatum

FALSE RUE ANEMONE

Juglans nigra

BLACK WALNUT

Juncus dudleyi

DUDLEY'S RUSH

Juncus nodosus

JOINT RUSH

Juncus torreyi

TORREY'S RUSH

Juniperus virginiana

RED CEDAR

Kuhnia eupatorioides

FALSE BONESET

Lactuca serriola

PRICKLY LETTUCE

Lespedeza capitata

ROUND-HEADED BUSH CLOVER

Leersia oryzoides

RICE CUT GRASS

Leonurus cardiaca

MOTHERWORT

Lepidium virginicum

COMMON PEPPERGRASS

Liatris aspera

ROUGH BLAZING STAR

Liatris pycnostachya

PRAIRIE BLAZING STAR

Lippia lanceolata

FOG FRUIT

Lobelia siphilitica

GREAT BLUE LOBELIA

Lonicera japonica

JAPANESE HONEYSUCKLE

Lonicera maackii

AMUR HONEYSUCKLE

Lychnis alba

WHITE CAMPION

Lycopus americanus

COMMON WATER HOREHOUND

Lythrum alatum

WINGED LOOSESTRIFE

Lythrum salicaria

PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE

Maclura pomifera

OSAGE ORANGE

Medicago lupulina

BLACK MEDIC

Melilotus alba

WHITE SWEET CLOVER

Melilotus officinalis

YELLOW SWEET CLOVER

Mertensia virginica

VIRGINIA BLUEBELLS

Mimulus ringens

MONKEY FLOWER

Monarda fistulosa

WILD BERGAMOT

Morus alba

WHITE MULBERRY

Nepeta cataria

CATNIP

Oenothera biennis

COMMON EVENING PRIMROSE

Opuntia humifusa

PRICKLY PEAR

Oxalis europaea

TALL WOOD SORREL

Panicum capillare

OLD WITCH GRASS

Panicum virgatum

SWITCH GRASS

Parthenium integrifolium

WILD QUININE

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

VIRGINIA CREEPER

Penthorum sedoides

DITCH STONECROP

Penstemon digitalis

FOXGLOVE BEARD TONGUE

Phalaris arundinacea

REED CANARY GRASS

Phleum pratense

TIMOTHY

Phlox glaberrima interior

MARSH PHLOX

Phlox paniculata

GARDEN PHLOX

Phlox pilosa

PRAIRIE PHLOX

Phragmites australis

COMMON REED

Physalis subglabrata

TALL GROUND CHERRY

Phytolacca americana

POKEWEED

Physostegia virginiana

FALSE DRAGONHEAD

Plantago lanceolata

ENGLISH PLANTAIN

Plantago major

COMMMON PLANTAIN

Poa pratensis

KENTUCKY BLUE GRASS

Podophyllum peltatum

MAY APPLE

Polemonium reptans

JACOB'S LADDER

Polygala seneca

SENECA SNAKE ROOT

Polygonatum canaliculatum

SMOOTH SOLOMAN'S SEAL

Polygonatum pubescens

DOWNY SOLOMON'S SEAL

Polygonum amphipium var. stipulaceum

WATER KNOTWEED

Polygonum lapathifolium

HEARTEASE

Polygonum penylvanicum

PENNSYLVANIA KNOTWEED

Polygonum punctatum

SMARTWEED

Polygonum scandens

CLIMBING FALSE BUCKWHEAT

Populus alba

WHITE POPLAR

Populus deltoides

COTTONWOOD

Potentilla arguta

PRAIRIE CINQUEFOIL

Potentilla norvegica

NORWAY CINQUEFOIL

Prunella vulgaris var. lanceolata

SELF HEAL

Prunus serotina

BLACK CHERRY

Pycnanthemum virginianum

COMMON MOUNTAIN MINT

Quercus alba

WHITE OAK

Quercus bicolor

SWAMP WHITE OAK

Quercus macrocarpa

BUR OAK

Quercus muhlenbergii

CHINQUAPIN OAK

Quercus palustris

PIN OAK

Quercus rubra

RED OAK

Quercus velutina

BLACK OAK

Ranunculus abortivus

SMALL FLOWERED BUTTERCUP

Ranunculus pensylvanicus

BRISTLY BUTTERCUP

Ratibida pinnata

YELLOW CONEFLOWER

Rhamnus cathartica

COMMON BUCKTHORN

Rhamnus frangula

GLOSSY BUCKTHORN

Rhus glabra

SMOOTH SUMAC

Rhus radicans

POISON IVY

Rhus typhina

STAGHORN SUMAC

Ribes missouriense

WILD GOOSEBERRY

Rorippa palustris var. fernaldiana

MARSH CRESS

Rosa blanda

WILD ROSE

Rosa multiflora

MULTIFLORA ROSE

Rosa setigera

ILLINOIS ROSE

Rubus allegheniensis

COMMON BLACKBERRY

Rubus occidentalis

BLACK RASPBERRY

Rudbeckia hirta

BLACK-EYED SUSAN

Rudbeckia subtomentosa

SWEET BLACK-EYED SUSAN

Ruellia humilis

WILD PETUNIA

Rumex altissimus

PALE DOCK

Rumex crispus

CURLY DOCK

Salix amygdaloides

PEACH-LEAVED WILLOW

Salix interior

SANDBAR WILLOW

Salix nigra

BLACK WILLOW

Sambucus canadensis

ELDERBERRY

Sanguisorba canadensis

AMERICAN BURNET

Saponaria officinalis

BOUNCING BET

Schizachyrium scoparium

LITTLE BLUESTEM

Scirpus atrovirens

DARK GREEN RUSH

Scirpus cyperinus

WOOL GRASS

Scirpus fluviatilis

RIVER BULRUSH

Scirpus validus creber

GREAT BULRUSH

Scutellaria lateriflora

MAD-CAP SKULLCAP

Senecio pauperculus

BALSAM RAGWORT

Setaria faberii

GIANT FOXTAIL

Setaria glauca

YELLOW FOXTAIL

Silphium integrifolium

ROSINWEED

Silphium laciniatum

COMPASS PLANT

Silphium perfoliatum

CUP PLANT

Silphium terebinthinaceum

PRAIRIE DOCK

Smilacina racemosa

FEATHERY FALSE SOLOMON'S SEAL

Smilacina stellata

STARRY SOLOMON'S SEAL

Smilax lasioneura

COMMON CARRION FLOWER

Solanum americanum

BLACK NIGHTSHADE

Solanum dulcamara

BITTERSWEET NIGHTSHADE

Solanum rostratum

BUFFALO BUR

Solidago altissima

TALL GOLDENROD

Solidago graminifolia var. nuttallii

GRASS-LEAVED GOLDENROD

Solidago juncea

EARLY GOLDENROD

Solidago nemoralis

OLD-FIELD GOLDENROD

Solidago rigida

STIFF GOLDENROD

Sonchus asper

SPINY SOW THISTLE

Sonchus uliginosus

COMMON SOW THISTLE

Sorghastrum nutans

INDIAN GRASS

Spartina pectinata

PRAIRIE CORD GRASS

Sporobolus heterolepis

PRAIRIE DROPSEED

Stipa spartea

PORCUPINE GRASS

Taraxacum officinale

COMMON DANDELION

Teucrium canadense

GERMANDER

Thalictrum dasycarpum

PURPLE MEADOW RUE

Tilia americana

AMERICAN LINDEN

Tradescantia ohiensis

COMMON SPIDERWORT

Tragopogon pratensis

COMMON GOAT'S BEARD

Trifolium pratense

RED CLOVER

Trifolium repens

WHITE CLOVER

Trillium recurvatum

RED TRILLIUM

Typha angustifolia

NARROW-LEAVED CATTAIL

Typha latifolia

COMMON CATTAIL

Ulmus pumila

SIBERIAN ELM

Verbascum blattaria

MOTH MULLEIN

Verbascum thapsus

COMMON MULLEIN

Verbena hastata

BLUE VERVAIN

Verbena stricta

HOARY VERVAIN

Verbena urticifolia

WHITE VERVAIN

Vernonia fasciculata

COMMON IRONWEED

Veronicastrum virginicum

CULVER'S ROOT

Viburnum opulus

EUROPEAN HIGHBUSH CRANBERRY

Viburnum rafinesquianum

DOWNY ARROWWOOD

Vinca minor

PERIWINKLE

Viola sororia

COMMON BLUE VIOLET

Vitis riparia

RIVERBANK GRAPE

Xanthium strumarium

COCKLEBUR

Xanthoxylum americanum

PRICKLY ASH

Zizea aurea

GOLDEN ALEXANDERS

 

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