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Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee 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
Viola rostrata Long-spurred Violet SC Rare Plants
Viburnum prunifolium Smooth Black-haw SC Rare Plants
Verbena simplex Narrow-leaved Vervain SC Rare Plants
Trisetum melicoides Purple False Oats END Rare Plants
Trillium nivale Snow Trillium THR Rare Plants
Triglochin palustris Slender Bog Arrow-grass SC Rare Plants
Triantha glutinosa False Asphodel THR Rare Plants
Thamnophis sauritus Eastern Ribbonsnake END Rare Reptiles
Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake SC/H Rare Reptiles
Thamnophis butleri Butler's Gartersnake SC/H Rare Reptiles
Thalictrum revolutum Waxleaf Meadowrue SC Rare Plants
Stream--slow, hard, warm Stream--Slow, Hard, Warm NA Springs and Streams
Sterna hirundo Common Tern END SOC Rare Birds
Springs and spring runs, hard Springs and Spring Runs, Hard NA Springs and Streams
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 ensigera Plains Emerald SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Solidago caesia Bluestem Goldenrod END Rare Plants
Shrub-carr Shrub-carr NA Shrub Communities
Scutellaria ovata ssp. ovata Heart-leaved Skullcap SC Rare Plants
Scleria triglomerata Whip Nutrush SC Rare Plants
Ranunculus cymbalaria Seaside Crowfoot THR Rare Plants
Ptelea trifoliata ssp. trifoliata var. trifoliata Wafer-ash SC Rare Plants
Procambarus gracilis Prairie Crayfish SC/N Rare Crustaceans
Prenanthes crepidinea Nodding Rattlesnake-root END Rare Plants
Polytaenia nuttallii Prairie Parsley THR Rare Plants
Platanthera leucophaea Eastern Prairie White Fringed Orchid END LT Rare Plants
Platanthera hookeri Hooker's Orchid SC Rare Plants
Platanthera flava var. herbiola Pale Green Orchid THR Rare Plants
Plantago cordata Heart-leaved Plantain END Rare Plants
Phegopteris hexagonoptera Broad Beech Fern SC Rare Plants
Penstemon hirsutus Hairy Beardtongue SC Rare Plants
Oak opening Oak Opening NA Savannas and Woodlands
Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night-Heron SC/M Rare Birds
Northern wet forest Northern Wet Forest NA Northern Forests
Northern dry-mesic forest Northern Dry-mesic Forest NA Northern Forests
Migratory Bird Concentration Site Migratory Bird Concentration Site SC Miscellaneous Elements
Mesic prairie Mesic Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Lythrurus umbratilis Redfin Shiner THR Rare Fishes
Lycaena dione Gray Copper SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Luxilus chrysocephalus Striped Shiner END Rare Fishes
Libellula semifasciata Painted Skimmer SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Libellula incesta Slaty Skimmer SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Lepomis megalotis Longear Sunfish THR Rare Fishes
Jeffersonia diphylla Twinleaf SC Rare Plants
Hypericum prolificum Shrubby St. John's-wort SC Rare Plants
Hydrastis canadensis Golden-seal SC Rare Plants
Great lakes beach Great Lakes Beach NA Primary Habitats - Sand or Bare Soil Dependent
Gomphus graslinellus Pronghorn Clubtail SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Glycyrrhiza lepidota Wild Licorice SC Rare Plants
Floodplain forest Floodplain Forest NA Southern Forests
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon END Rare Birds
Eurybia furcata Forked Aster THR Rare Plants
Euphorbia polygonifolia Seaside Spurge SC Rare Plants
Etheostoma microperca Least Darter SC/N Rare Fishes
Erimyzon sucetta Lake Chubsucker SC/N Rare Fishes
Erigenia bulbosa Harbinger-of-spring END Rare Plants
Epilobium strictum Downy Willow-herb SC Rare Plants
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
Emergent marsh Emergent Marsh NA Herbaceous Communities - Marshes
Cypripedium candidum White Lady's-slipper THR Rare Plants
Cypripedium arietinum Ram's-head Lady's-slipper THR Rare Plants
Cuscuta polygonorum Knotweed Dodder SC Rare Plants
Carex lupuliformis False Hop Sedge END Rare Plants
Carex gracilescens Slender Sedge SC Rare Plants
Carex formosa Handsome Sedge THR Rare Plants
Carex digitalis var. digitalis Slender Wood Sedge SC Rare Plants
Carex crus-corvi Ravenfoot Sedge END Rare Plants
Calcareous fen Calcareous Fen NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Cakile edentula var. lacustris American Sea-rocket SC Rare Plants
Bombus affinis Rusty-patched Bumble Bee SC/FL LE Rare Ants, Wasps, and Bees
Bird Rookery Bird Rookery SC Miscellaneous Elements
Astragalus neglectus Cooper's Milkvetch END Rare Plants
Asclepias sullivantii Prairie Milkweed THR Rare Plants
Asclepias purpurascens Purple Milkweed END Rare Plants
Arnoglossum plantagineum Prairie Indian-plantain SC Rare Plants
Anguilla rostrata American Eel SC/N Rare Fishes
Aeshna clepsydra Mottled Darner SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Acris blanchardi Blanchard's Cricket Frog END Rare Amphibians
Last revised: July 18, 2017
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