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Racine 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 Racine 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 Racine 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
Adlumia fungosa Climbing Fumitory SC Rare Plants
Agalinis auriculata Earleaf Foxglove SC Rare Plants
Agrimonia parviflora Swamp Agrimony SC Rare Plants
Alasmidonta marginata Elktoe SC/P Rare Mussels and Clams
Aplectrum hyemale Putty Root SC Rare Plants
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
Astragalus neglectus Cooper's Milkvetch END Rare Plants
Bartramia longicauda Upland Sandpiper THR Rare Birds
Besseya bullii Kitten Tails THR Rare Plants
Bird Rookery Bird Rookery SC Miscellaneous Elements
Botaurus lentiginosus American Bittern SC/M Rare Birds
Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered Hawk THR Rare Birds
Cakile edentula var. lacustris American Sea-rocket SC Rare Plants
Calcareous fen Calcareous Fen NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Carex garberi Elk Sedge THR Rare Plants
Carex lupuliformis False Hop Sedge END Rare Plants
Carex swanii Swan Sedge SC Rare Plants
Cirsium hillii Hill's Thistle THR SOC Rare Plants
Clinopodium arkansanum Low Calamint SC Rare Plants
Cuscuta glomerata Rope Dodder SC Rare Plants
Cypripedium candidum White Lady's-slipper THR Rare Plants
Dichanthelium wilcoxianum Wilcox's Panic Grass SC Rare Plants
Dry-mesic prairie Dry-mesic Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Echinacea pallida Pale Purple Coneflower THR Rare Plants
Eleocharis compressa var. compressa Flat-stemmed Spike-rush SC Rare Plants
Eleocharis rostellata Beaked Spike-rush THR Rare Plants
Elymus lanceolatus ssp. psammophilus Thickspike THR Rare Plants
Emergent marsh Emergent Marsh NA Herbaceous Communities - Marshes
Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle SC/P SOC Rare Reptiles
Ephemeral pond Ephemeral Pond NA Lakes and Ponds
Erimyzon sucetta Lake Chubsucker SC/N Rare Fishes
Etheostoma microperca Least Darter SC/N Rare Fishes
Euphorbia polygonifolia Seaside Spurge SC Rare Plants
Eurybia furcata Forked Aster THR Rare Plants
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon END Rare Birds
Floodplain forest Floodplain Forest NA Southern Forests
Fundulus dispar Starhead Topminnow END Rare Fishes
Hydrastis canadensis Golden-seal SC Rare Plants
Ixobrychus exilis Least Bittern SC/M Rare Birds
Lake--deep, hard, drainage Lake--Deep, Hard, Drainage NA Lakes and Ponds
Lepomis megalotis Longear Sunfish THR Rare Fishes
Lespedeza leptostachya Prairie Bush Clover END LT Rare Plants
Luxilus chrysocephalus Striped Shiner END Rare Fishes
Lythrurus umbratilis Redfin Shiner THR Rare Fishes
Mesic prairie Mesic Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Migratory Bird Concentration Site Migratory Bird Concentration Site SC Miscellaneous Elements
Moxostoma carinatum River Redhorse THR Rare Fishes
Muhlenbergia richardsonis Mat Muhly END Rare Plants
Notropis anogenus Pugnose Shiner THR Rare Fishes
Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night-Heron SC/M Rare Birds
Penstemon hirsutus Hairy Beardtongue SC Rare Plants
Phegopteris hexagonoptera Broad Beech Fern SC Rare Plants
Phlox glaberrima ssp. interior Smooth Phlox END Rare Plants
Plantago cordata Heart-leaved Plantain END Rare Plants
Platanthera leucophaea Eastern Prairie White Fringed Orchid END LT Rare Plants
Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas Fern SC Rare Plants
Prenanthes aspera Rough Rattlesnake-root END Rare Plants
Prenanthes crepidinea Nodding Rattlesnake-root END Rare Plants
Procambarus gracilis Prairie Crayfish SC/N Rare Crustaceans
Ptelea trifoliata ssp. trifoliata var. trifoliata Wafer-ash SC Rare Plants
Rallus elegans King Rail SC/M Rare Birds
Ranunculus cymbalaria Seaside Crowfoot THR Rare Plants
Regina septemvittata Queensnake END Rare Reptiles
Riverine Lake/Pond Riverine Lake/Pond NA Lakes and Ponds
Scleria verticillata Low Nutrush SC Rare Plants
Scutellaria ovata ssp. ovata Heart-leaved Skullcap SC Rare Plants
Shrub-carr Shrub-carr NA Shrub Communities
Solidago caesia Bluestem Goldenrod END Rare Plants
Southern dry forest Southern Dry Forest NA Southern Forests
Southern dry-mesic forest Southern Dry-mesic Forest NA Southern Forests
Southern hardwood swamp Southern Hardwood Swamp 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
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
Sturnella neglecta Western Meadowlark SC/M Rare Birds
Thalictrum revolutum Waxleaf Meadowrue SC Rare Plants
Thamnophis proximus Western Ribbonsnake END Rare Reptiles
Thamnophis sauritus Eastern Ribbonsnake END Rare Reptiles
Triantha glutinosa False Asphodel THR Rare Plants
Trichophorum cespitosum Tufted Bulrush THR Rare Plants
Triglochin palustris Slender Bog Arrow-grass SC Rare Plants
Venustaconcha ellipsiformis Ellipse THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Viburnum prunifolium Smooth Black-haw SC Rare Plants
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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