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Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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
Wet prairie Wet Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Venustaconcha ellipsiformis Ellipse THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Triphora trianthophora Nodding Pogonia SC Rare Plants
Triantha glutinosa False Asphodel THR Rare Plants
Thamnophis proximus Western Ribbonsnake END Rare Reptiles
Thamnophis butleri Butler's Gartersnake SC/H Rare Reptiles
Submergent marsh Submergent Marsh NA Herbaceous Communities - Marshes
Stream--slow, hard, warm Stream--Slow, Hard, Warm NA Springs and Streams
Springs and spring runs, hard Springs and Spring Runs, Hard NA Springs and Streams
Southern Tamarack Swamp Southern Tamarack Swamp NA Southern Forests
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
Southern dry forest Southern Dry Forest NA Southern Forests
Shrub-carr Shrub-carr NA Shrub Communities
Setophaga citrina Hooded Warbler THR Rare Birds
Setophaga cerulea Cerulean Warbler THR SOC Rare Birds
Regina septemvittata Queensnake END Rare Reptiles
Protonotaria citrea Prothonotary Warbler SC/M Rare Birds
Platanthera leucophaea Eastern Prairie White Fringed Orchid END LT Rare Plants
Platanthera flava var. herbiola Pale Green Orchid THR Rare Plants
Papaipema silphii Silphium Borer Moth END Rare Butterflies and Moths
Papaipema beeriana Liatris Borer Moth SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Open bog Open Bog NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Oenothera serrulata Yellow Evening Primrose SC Rare Plants
Oak opening Oak Opening NA Savannas and Woodlands
Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night-Heron SC/M Rare Birds
Nuphar advena Yellow Water Lily SC Rare Plants
Noturus exilis Slender Madtom END Rare Fishes
Notropis anogenus Pugnose Shiner THR Rare Fishes
Northern wet forest Northern Wet Forest NA Northern Forests
Northern Tamarack Swamp Northern Tamarack Swamp NA Northern Forests
Moxostoma carinatum River Redhorse THR Rare Fishes
Lythrurus umbratilis Redfin Shiner THR Rare Fishes
Lake--shallow, hard, seepage Lake--Shallow, Hard, Seepage NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--shallow, hard, drainage Lake--Shallow, Hard, Drainage NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--hard bog Lake--Hard Bog NA Lakes and Ponds
Ixobrychus exilis Least Bittern SC/M Rare Birds
Geothlypis formosa Kentucky Warbler THR Rare Birds
Floodplain forest Floodplain Forest NA Southern Forests
Flexamia prairiana A Leafhopper SC/N Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon END Rare Birds
Eurybia furcata Forked Aster THR Rare Plants
Etheostoma microperca Least Darter SC/N Rare Fishes
Erimyzon sucetta Lake Chubsucker SC/N Rare Fishes
Epilobium strictum Downy Willow-herb SC Rare Plants
Enallagma basidens Double-striped Bluet SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
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
Eleocharis quinqueflora Few-flowered Spike-rush SC Rare Plants
Eleocharis compressa var. compressa Flat-stemmed Spike-rush SC Rare Plants
Dry prairie Dry Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Drosera linearis Linear-leaved Sundew THR Rare Plants
Cypripedium candidum White Lady's-slipper THR Rare Plants
Cymbiodyta toddi A Water Scavenger Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Cuscuta pentagona Field Dodder SC Rare Plants
Cirsium hillii Hill's Thistle THR SOC Rare Plants
Chlidonias niger Black Tern END SOC Rare Birds
Carex suberecta Prairie Straw Sedge SC Rare Plants
Calcareous fen Calcareous Fen NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Bird Rookery Bird Rookery SC Miscellaneous Elements
Besseya bullii Kitten Tails THR Rare Plants
Bartramia longicauda Upland Sandpiper THR Rare Birds
Asclepias sullivantii Prairie Milkweed THR Rare Plants
Asclepias purpurascens Purple Milkweed END Rare Plants
Artemisia frigida Prairie Sagebrush SC Rare Plants
Arnoglossum plantagineum Prairie Indian-plantain SC Rare Plants
Anticlea elegans ssp. glaucus White Camas SC Rare Plants
Alasmidonta viridis Slippershell Mussel THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Agrimonia parviflora Swamp Agrimony SC Rare Plants
Aflexia rubranura Red-tailed Prairie Leafhopper END Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
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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