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Iowa 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 Iowa 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 Iowa 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
Wet-mesic prairie Wet-mesic Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Vireo bellii Bell's Vireo THR Rare Birds
Truncilla donaciformis Fawnsfoot THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake SC/H Rare Reptiles
Tritogonia verrucosa Buckhorn THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Triphora trianthophora Nodding Pogonia SC Rare Plants
Thaspium trifoliatum var. flavum Purple Meadow Parsnip SC Rare Plants
Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake SC/H Rare Reptiles
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle END Rare Reptiles
Sturnella neglecta Western Meadowlark SC/M Rare Birds
Strophostyles leiosperma Small-flowered Woolly Bean SC Rare Plants
Stream--fast, hard, cold Stream--Fast, Hard, Cold NA Springs and Streams
Stenelmis knobeli Knobel's Riffle Beetle END Rare Beetles
Stenelmis douglasensis Douglas Stenelmis Riffle Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Spiranthes ovalis var. erostellata October Lady's-tresses SC Rare Plants
Spinadis simplex A Flat-headed Mayfly END Rare Mayflies
Speyeria idalia Regal Fritillary END SOC Rare Butterflies and Moths
Southern sedge meadow Southern Sedge Meadow NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Southern mesic forest Southern Mesic Forest NA Southern Forests
Southern dry-mesic forest Southern Dry-mesic Forest NA Southern Forests
Somatochlora hineana Hine's Emerald END LE Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Simpsonaias ambigua Salamander Mussel THR SOC Rare Mussels and Clams
Silene virginica Fire Pink END Rare Plants
Silene nivea Snowy Campion SC Rare Plants
Shrub-carr Shrub-carr NA Shrub Communities
Setophaga dominica Yellow-throated Warbler END Rare Birds
Setophaga citrina Hooded Warbler THR Rare Birds
Setophaga cerulea Cerulean Warbler THR SOC Rare Birds
Senna marilandica Maryland Senna SC Rare Plants
Scutellaria ovata ssp. ovata Heart-leaved Skullcap SC Rare Plants
Scleria triglomerata Whip Nutrush SC Rare Plants
Schinia lucens Leadplant Flower Moth SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Sand prairie Sand Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Sand barrens Sand Barrens NA Selected Habitats
Riverine Lake/Pond Riverine Lake/Pond NA Lakes and Ponds
Rhexia virginica Virginia Meadow-beauty SC Rare Plants
Quadrula quadrula Mapleleaf SC/P Rare Mussels and Clams
Quadrula nodulata Wartyback THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Quadrula metanevra Monkeyface THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Protonotaria citrea Prothonotary Warbler SC/M Rare Birds
Prenanthes crepidinea Nodding Rattlesnake-root END Rare Plants
Prenanthes aspera Rough Rattlesnake-root END Rare Plants
Polytaenia nuttallii Prairie Parsley THR Rare Plants
Polyodon spathula Paddlefish THR Rare Fishes
Polygala incarnata Pink Milkwort END Rare Plants
Polyamia dilata Prairie Leafhopper THR Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Poliocitellus franklinii Franklin's Ground Squirrel SC/N Rare Mammals
Poa sylvestris Woodland Bluegrass SC Rare Plants
Plethobasus cyphyus Sheepnose END LE Rare Mussels and Clams
Platanus occidentalis Sycamore SC Rare Plants
Platanthera hookeri Hooker's Orchid SC Rare Plants
Platanthera flava var. herbiola Pale Green Orchid THR Rare Plants
Pituophis catenifer Gophersnake SC/P Rare Reptiles
Pine relict Pine Relict NA Southern Forests
Pine barrens Pine Barrens NA Savannas and Woodlands
Phemeranthus rugospermus Prairie Fame-flower SC Rare Plants
Perimyotis subflavus Eastern Pipistrelle THR Rare Mammals
Pentagenia vittigera A Common Burrower Mayfly SC/N Rare Mayflies
Penstemon pallidus Pale Beardtongue SC Rare Plants
Pediomelum esculentum Prairie Turnip SC Rare Plants
Pantherophis spiloides Gray Ratsnake SC/P Rare Reptiles
Packera plattensis Prairie Ragwort SC Rare Plants
Orobanche fasciculata Clustered Broomrape THR Rare Plants
Oenothera serrulata Yellow Evening Primrose SC Rare Plants
Oak opening Oak Opening NA Savannas and Woodlands
Oak barrens Oak Barrens NA Savannas and Woodlands
Noturus exilis Slender Madtom END Rare Fishes
Notropis nubilus Ozark Minnow THR Rare Fishes
Nothocalais cuspidata Prairie False-dandelion SC Rare Plants
Myotis septentrionalis Northern Long-eared Bat THR LT Rare Mammals
Myotis lucifugus Little Brown Bat THR Rare Mammals
Myosotis laxa Small Forget-me-not SC Rare Plants
Mussel Bed Mussel Bed SC Miscellaneous Elements
Moist cliff Moist Cliff NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Migratory Bird Concentration Site Migratory Bird Concentration Site SC Miscellaneous Elements
Microtus ochrogaster Prairie Vole SC/N Rare Mammals
Mesic prairie Mesic Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Melica nitens Three-flowered Melic Grass SC Rare Plants
Macrhybopsis hyostoma Shoal Chub THR Rare Fishes
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog SC/H Rare Amphibians
Lioporeus triangularis A Predaceous Diving Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Lespedeza violacea Violet Bush Clover SC Rare Plants
Lespedeza leptostachya Prairie Bush Clover END LT Rare Plants
Lanius ludovicianus Loggerhead Shrike END SOC Rare Birds
Lampsilis teres Yellow & Slough Sandshells END Rare Mussels and Clams
Lampsilis higginsii Higgins Eye END LE Rare Mussels and Clams
Kansendria kansiensis A Leafhopper SC/N Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Juncus marginatus Grassleaf Rush SC Rare Plants
Jeffersonia diphylla Twinleaf SC Rare Plants
Ixobrychus exilis Least Bittern SC/M Rare Birds
Ictiobus niger Black Buffalo THR Rare Fishes
Hydrophyllum appendiculatum Great Water-leaf SC Rare Plants
Hiodon alosoides Goldeye END Rare Fishes
Herp Hibernaculum Herp Hibernaculum SC Miscellaneous Elements
Hendersonia occulta Cherrystone Drop THR Rare Aquatic and Terrestrial Snails
Hemlock relict Hemlock Relict NA Southern Forests
Guppya sterkii Brilliant Granule SC/N Rare Aquatic and Terrestrial Snails
Glyptemys insculpta Wood Turtle THR SOC Rare Reptiles
Geothlypis formosa Kentucky Warbler THR Rare Birds
Gastrocopta procera Wing Snaggletooth THR Rare Aquatic and Terrestrial Snails
Fusconaia ebena Ebonyshell END Rare Mussels and Clams
Fundulus dispar Starhead Topminnow END Rare Fishes
Floodplain forest Floodplain Forest NA Southern Forests
Etheostoma microperca Least Darter SC/N Rare Fishes
Etheostoma asprigene Mud Darter SC/N Rare Fishes
Erimyzon sucetta Lake Chubsucker SC/N Rare Fishes
Eptesicus fuscus Big Brown Bat THR Rare Mammals
Epiaeschna heros Swamp Darner SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Ephemeral pond Ephemeral Pond NA Lakes and Ponds
Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle SC/P SOC Rare Reptiles
Empidonax virescens Acadian Flycatcher THR Rare Birds
Emergent marsh Emergent Marsh NA Herbaceous Communities - Marshes
Ellipsoptera lepida Ghost Tiger Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Ellipsaria lineolata Butterfly END Rare Mussels and Clams
Eleocharis engelmannii Engelmann's Spike-rush SC Rare Plants
Echinacea pallida Pale Purple Coneflower THR Rare Plants
Dry-mesic prairie Dry-mesic Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Dry prairie Dry Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Dry cliff Dry Cliff NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Driotura robusta A Leafhopper SC/N Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Diodia teres Rough Buttonweed SC Rare Plants
Dichanthelium wilcoxianum Wilcox's Panic Grass SC Rare Plants
Diarrhena obovata Ovate Beak Grass END Rare Plants
Cypripedium candidum White Lady's-slipper THR Rare Plants
Cycleptus elongatus Blue Sucker THR Rare Fishes
Crystallaria asprella Crystal Darter END SOC Rare Fishes
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake SC/P Rare Reptiles
Commelina erecta var. deamiana Narrow-leaved Dayflower SC Rare Plants
Coluber constrictor North American Racer SC/P Rare Reptiles
Cirsium hillii Hill's Thistle THR SOC Rare Plants
Chondestes grammacus Lark Sparrow SC/M Rare Birds
Chlosyne gorgone Gorgone Checker Spot SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Cercobrachys fox Fox Small Square-gilled Mayfly SC/N Rare Mayflies
Carex schweinitzii Schweinitz's Sedge END Rare Plants
Carex laevivaginata Smooth-sheathed Sedge END Rare Plants
Carex festucacea Fescue Sedge SC Rare Plants
Camassia scilloides Wild Hyacinth END Rare Plants
Callirhoe triangulata Clustered Poppy-mallow SC Rare Plants
Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered Hawk THR Rare Birds
Botrychium campestre Prairie Dunewort END Rare Plants
Bombus affinis Rusty-patched Bumble Bee SC/FL LE Rare Ants, Wasps, and Bees
Boechera dentata Short's Rock-cress SC Rare Plants
Bird Rookery Bird Rookery SC Miscellaneous Elements
Bat Hibernaculum Bat Hibernaculum SC Miscellaneous Elements
Bartramia longicauda Upland Sandpiper THR Rare Birds
Attenuipyga vanduzeei A Leafhopper END SOC Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Asplenium pinnatifidum Pinnatifid Spleenwort THR Rare Plants
Asclepias purpurascens Purple Milkweed END Rare Plants
Asclepias lanuginosa Woolly Milkweed THR Rare Plants
Arnoglossum plantagineum Prairie Indian-plantain SC Rare Plants
Argia plana Springwater Dancer SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Arcidens confragosus Rock Pocketbook THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Apalone mutica Smooth Softshell SC/H Rare Reptiles
Anodonta suborbiculata Flat Floater SC/P Rare Mussels and Clams
Anguilla rostrata American Eel SC/N Rare Fishes
Ammodramus henslowii Henslow's Sparrow THR SOC Rare Birds
Allogona profunda Broad-banded Forestsnail SC/N Rare Aquatic and Terrestrial Snails
Alasmidonta marginata Elktoe SC/P Rare Mussels and Clams
Agalinis skinneriana Pale False Foxglove END Rare Plants
Agalinis gattingeri Roundstem Foxglove THR Rare Plants
Aflexia rubranura Red-tailed Prairie Leafhopper END Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Aeropedellus clavatus Club-horned Grasshopper SC/N Rare Grasshoppers and Allies
Acris blanchardi Blanchard's Cricket Frog END Rare Amphibians
Acipenser fulvescens Lake Sturgeon SC/H Rare Fishes
Last revised: July 18, 2017
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