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.

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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