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Dane County Natural Heritage Inventory data

The following is a list of species and natural features on the Natural Heritage Working List that have been documented in Dane County. These data are provided for general planning and assessment purposes only and should not be used for screening or reviewing proposed land development or land management projects. Learn about other methods for obtaining data, including project-specific data.

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Click on the table headings to sort the table, and click on a heading again to change the sort order. The scientific names link to pages with more information about each species or natural community. The count shown is the number of locations in Dane County where each species or feature has been documented and incorporated in the NHI Database. There are likely many additional locations which have not yet been documented. Also, these data were last updated on July 18, 2017, so there may be more recent county records not reflected here. Return to the county tool.
Scientific Name Common Name WI
Status
Federal
Status
Group
Acipenser fulvescens Lake Sturgeon SC/H Rare Fishes
Acris blanchardi Blanchard's Cricket Frog END Rare Amphibians
Aflexia rubranura Red-tailed Prairie Leafhopper END Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Agalinis auriculata Earleaf Foxglove SC Rare Plants
Agalinis gattingeri Roundstem Foxglove THR Rare Plants
Agalinis skinneriana Pale False Foxglove END Rare Plants
Agrimonia parviflora Swamp Agrimony SC Rare Plants
Alasmidonta marginata Elktoe SC/P Rare Mussels and Clams
Alder thicket Alder Thicket NA Shrub Communities
Ammodramus henslowii Henslow's Sparrow THR SOC Rare Birds
Anguilla rostrata American Eel SC/N Rare Fishes
Anticlea elegans ssp. glaucus White Camas SC Rare Plants
Arcidens confragosus Rock Pocketbook THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Argia plana Springwater Dancer SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Arnoglossum plantagineum Prairie Indian-plantain SC Rare Plants
Asclepias lanuginosa Woolly Milkweed THR Rare Plants
Asclepias purpurascens Purple Milkweed END Rare Plants
Asclepias sullivantii Prairie Milkweed THR Rare Plants
Asio otus Long-eared Owl SC/M Rare Birds
Baptisia tinctoria Yellow Wild-indigo SC Rare Plants
Bartramia longicauda Upland Sandpiper THR Rare Birds
Bat Hibernaculum Bat Hibernaculum SC Miscellaneous Elements
Besseya bullii Kitten Tails THR Rare Plants
Bird Rookery Bird Rookery SC Miscellaneous Elements
Boechera dentata Short's Rock-cress SC Rare Plants
Bog relict Bog Relict NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Bombus affinis Rusty-patched Bumble Bee SC/FL LE Rare Ants, Wasps, and Bees
Botaurus lentiginosus American Bittern SC/M Rare Birds
Botrychium campestre Prairie Dunewort END Rare Plants
Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered Hawk THR Rare Birds
Calcareous fen Calcareous Fen NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Callirhoe triangulata Clustered Poppy-mallow SC Rare Plants
Callitriche heterophylla Large Water-starwort THR Rare Plants
Camassia scilloides Wild Hyacinth END Rare Plants
Carex laevivaginata Smooth-sheathed Sedge END Rare Plants
Carex prasina Drooping Sedge SC Rare Plants
Carex sychnocephala Many-headed Sedge SC Rare Plants
Catocala abbreviatella Abbreviated Underwing Moth SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Catocala whitneyi Whitney's Underwing Moth SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Chlidonias niger Black Tern END SOC Rare Birds
Chondestes grammacus Lark Sparrow SC/M Rare Birds
Cicindela patruela patruela Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Cirsium hillii Hill's Thistle THR SOC Rare Plants
Colinus virginianus Northern Bobwhite SC/M Rare Birds
Coluber constrictor North American Racer SC/P Rare Reptiles
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake SC/P Rare Reptiles
Crystallaria asprella Crystal Darter END SOC Rare Fishes
Cuscuta glomerata Rope Dodder SC Rare Plants
Cuscuta polygonorum Knotweed Dodder SC Rare Plants
Cycleptus elongatus Blue Sucker THR Rare Fishes
Cypripedium candidum White Lady's-slipper THR Rare Plants
Dichanthelium wilcoxianum Wilcox's Panic Grass SC Rare Plants
Dichromorpha viridis Short-winged Grasshopper SC/N Rare Grasshoppers and Allies
Dry cliff Dry Cliff NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Dry prairie Dry Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Dry-mesic prairie Dry-mesic Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Eastern Red-cedar Thicket Eastern Red-cedar Thicket NA Southern Forests
Echinacea pallida Pale Purple Coneflower THR Rare Plants
Eleocharis engelmannii Engelmann's Spike-rush SC Rare Plants
Ellipsaria lineolata Butterfly END Rare Mussels and Clams
Ellipsoptera lepida Ghost Tiger Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Ellipsoptera macra Sandy Stream Tiger Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Emergent marsh Emergent Marsh NA Herbaceous Communities - Marshes
Empidonax virescens Acadian Flycatcher THR Rare Birds
Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle SC/P SOC Rare Reptiles
Ephemeral pond Ephemeral Pond NA Lakes and Ponds
Epiaeschna heros Swamp Darner SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Eptesicus fuscus Big Brown Bat THR Rare Mammals
Erimyzon sucetta Lake Chubsucker SC/N Rare Fishes
Erynnis lucilius Columbine Dusky Wing SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Erynnis martialis Mottled Dusky Wing SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Etheostoma asprigene Mud Darter SC/N Rare Fishes
Etheostoma microperca Least Darter SC/N Rare Fishes
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon END Rare Birds
Floating-leaved marsh Floating-leaved Marsh NA Herbaceous Communities - Marshes
Floodplain forest Floodplain Forest NA Southern Forests
Forested seep Forested Seep NA Northern Forests
Fundulus dispar Starhead Topminnow END Rare Fishes
Geothlypis formosa Kentucky Warbler THR Rare Birds
Glycyrrhiza lepidota Wild Licorice SC Rare Plants
Grammia phyllira Phyllira Tiger Moth SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Herp Hibernaculum Herp Hibernaculum SC Miscellaneous Elements
Hesperia ottoe Ottoe Skipper END Rare Butterflies and Moths
Houstonia caerulea Azure Bluets SC Rare Plants
Hydrastis canadensis Golden-seal SC Rare Plants
Hydrophyllum appendiculatum Great Water-leaf SC Rare Plants
Icteria virens Yellow-breasted Chat SC/M Rare Birds
Ictiobus niger Black Buffalo THR Rare Fishes
Ixobrychus exilis Least Bittern SC/M Rare Birds
Jeffersonia diphylla Twinleaf SC Rare Plants
Kansendria kansiensis A Leafhopper SC/N Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Laevicephalus vannus A Leafhopper SC/N Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Lake--shallow, hard, drainage Lake--Shallow, Hard, Drainage NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--shallow, hard, seepage Lake--Shallow, Hard, Seepage NA Lakes and Ponds
Lampsilis higginsii Higgins Eye END LE Rare Mussels and Clams
Lampsilis teres Yellow & Slough Sandshells END Rare Mussels and Clams
Lanius ludovicianus Loggerhead Shrike END SOC Rare Birds
Lespedeza leptostachya Prairie Bush Clover END LT Rare Plants
Lioporeus triangularis A Predaceous Diving Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog SC/H Rare Amphibians
Luxilus chrysocephalus Striped Shiner END Rare Fishes
Lythrurus umbratilis Redfin Shiner THR Rare Fishes
Macrhybopsis hyostoma Shoal Chub THR Rare Fishes
Mesic prairie Mesic Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Microtus ochrogaster Prairie Vole SC/N Rare Mammals
Microtus pinetorum Woodland Vole SC/N Rare Mammals
Migratory Bird Concentration Site Migratory Bird Concentration Site SC Miscellaneous Elements
Moxostoma carinatum River Redhorse THR Rare Fishes
Moxostoma duquesnei Black Redhorse END Rare Fishes
Mussel Bed Mussel Bed SC Miscellaneous Elements
Myndus ovatus A Planthopper SC/N Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Myosotis laxa Small Forget-me-not SC Rare Plants
Myotis lucifugus Little Brown Bat THR Rare Mammals
Myotis septentrionalis Northern Long-eared Bat THR LT Rare Mammals
Northern wet forest Northern Wet Forest NA Northern Forests
Nothocalais cuspidata Prairie False-dandelion SC Rare Plants
Notropis anogenus Pugnose Shiner THR Rare Fishes
Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night-Heron SC/M Rare Birds
Oak barrens Oak Barrens NA Savannas and Woodlands
Oak opening Oak Opening NA Savannas and Woodlands
Oak woodland Oak Woodland NA Savannas and Woodlands
Ophisaurus attenuatus Slender Glass Lizard END Rare Reptiles
Packera plattensis Prairie Ragwort SC Rare Plants
Pantherophis spiloides Gray Ratsnake SC/P Rare Reptiles
Papaipema silphii Silphium Borer Moth END Rare Butterflies and Moths
Pediomelum esculentum Prairie Turnip SC Rare Plants
Pellaea atropurpurea Purple-stem Cliff-brake SC Rare Plants
Perimyotis subflavus Eastern Pipistrelle THR Rare Mammals
Phegopteris hexagonoptera Broad Beech Fern SC Rare Plants
Phemeranthus rugospermus Prairie Fame-flower SC Rare Plants
Pituophis catenifer Gophersnake SC/P Rare Reptiles
Platanthera flava var. herbiola Pale Green Orchid THR Rare Plants
Platanthera leucophaea Eastern Prairie White Fringed Orchid END LT Rare Plants
Platanus occidentalis Sycamore SC Rare Plants
Plethobasus cyphyus Sheepnose END LE Rare Mussels and Clams
Poliocitellus franklinii Franklin's Ground Squirrel SC/N Rare Mammals
Polyamia dilata Prairie Leafhopper THR Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Polygala incarnata Pink Milkwort END Rare Plants
Polyodon spathula Paddlefish THR Rare Fishes
Polytaenia nuttallii Prairie Parsley THR Rare Plants
Prairiana angustens A Leafhopper SC/N Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Prairiana cinerea A Leafhopper SC/N Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Prenanthes aspera Rough Rattlesnake-root END Rare Plants
Prenanthes crepidinea Nodding Rattlesnake-root END Rare Plants
Progne subis Purple Martin SC/M Rare Birds
Quadrula metanevra Monkeyface THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Quadrula nodulata Wartyback THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Rallus elegans King Rail SC/M Rare Birds
Ruellia humilis Hairy Wild Petunia END Rare Plants
Schinia lucens Leadplant Flower Moth SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Schoenoplectus hallii Hall's Bulrush END SOC Rare Plants
Scirpus pallidus Pale Bulrush SC Rare Plants
Scleria triglomerata Whip Nutrush SC Rare Plants
Scutellaria ovata ssp. ovata Heart-leaved Skullcap SC Rare Plants
Scutellaria parvula var. parvula Small Skullcap END Rare Plants
Setophaga cerulea Cerulean Warbler THR SOC Rare Birds
Setophaga citrina Hooded Warbler THR Rare Birds
Shrub-carr Shrub-carr NA Shrub Communities
Silene nivea Snowy Campion SC Rare Plants
Sistrurus catenatus Eastern Massasauga END LT Rare Reptiles
Southern dry forest Southern Dry Forest NA Southern Forests
Southern dry-mesic forest Southern Dry-mesic Forest NA Southern Forests
Southern mesic forest Southern Mesic Forest NA Southern Forests
Southern sedge meadow Southern Sedge Meadow NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Southern Tamarack Swamp Southern Tamarack Swamp NA Southern Forests
Speyeria idalia Regal Fritillary END SOC Rare Butterflies and Moths
Spiranthes ovalis var. erostellata October Lady's-tresses SC Rare Plants
Springs and spring runs, hard Springs and Spring Runs, Hard NA Springs and Streams
Stream--fast, hard, warm Stream--Fast, Hard, Warm NA Springs and Streams
Stream--slow, hard, cold Stream--Slow, Hard, Cold NA Springs and Streams
Stream--slow, hard, warm Stream--Slow, Hard, Warm NA Springs and Streams
Stuckenia vaginata Sheathed Pondweed THR Rare Plants
Sturnella neglecta Western Meadowlark SC/M Rare Birds
Teloschistes chrysophthalmus Gold-eye Lichen SC Rare Lichens
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle END Rare Reptiles
Thamnophis proximus Western Ribbonsnake END Rare Reptiles
Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake SC/H Rare Reptiles
Thaspium trifoliatum var. flavum Purple Meadow Parsnip SC Rare Plants
Triantha glutinosa False Asphodel THR Rare Plants
Trichophorum cespitosum Tufted Bulrush THR Rare Plants
Tritogonia verrucosa Buckhorn THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Truncilla donaciformis Fawnsfoot THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Venustaconcha ellipsiformis Ellipse THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Verbena simplex Narrow-leaved Vervain SC Rare Plants
Vireo bellii Bell's Vireo THR Rare Birds
Wet prairie Wet Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Wet-mesic prairie Wet-mesic Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Last revised: July 18, 2017
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