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Rock 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 Rock 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 Rock 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
Emergent marsh Emergent Marsh NA Herbaceous Communities - Marshes
Dry prairie Dry Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Dry-mesic prairie Dry-mesic Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Mesic prairie Mesic Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Wet prairie Wet Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Wet-mesic prairie Wet-mesic Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Open bog Open Bog NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Southern sedge meadow Southern Sedge Meadow NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Lake--hard bog Lake--Hard Bog NA Lakes and Ponds
Riverine Lake/Pond Riverine Lake/Pond NA Lakes and Ponds
Northern wet forest Northern Wet Forest NA Northern Forests
Dry cliff Dry Cliff NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Moist cliff Moist Cliff NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Ammodramus henslowii Henslow's Sparrow THR SOC Rare Birds
Bartramia longicauda Upland Sandpiper THR Rare Birds
Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered Hawk THR Rare Birds
Chlidonias niger Black Tern END SOC Rare Birds
Chondestes grammacus Lark Sparrow SC/M Rare Birds
Colinus virginianus Northern Bobwhite SC/M Rare Birds
Empidonax virescens Acadian Flycatcher THR Rare Birds
Lanius ludovicianus Loggerhead Shrike END SOC Rare Birds
Nyctanassa violacea Yellow-crowned Night-Heron THR Rare Birds
Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night-Heron SC/M Rare Birds
Protonotaria citrea Prothonotary Warbler SC/M Rare Birds
Setophaga cerulea Cerulean Warbler THR SOC Rare Birds
Setophaga citrina Hooded Warbler THR Rare Birds
Setophaga dominica Yellow-throated Warbler END Rare Birds
Vireo bellii Bell's Vireo THR Rare Birds
Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus Yellow-headed Blackbird SC/M Rare Birds
Chlosyne gorgone Gorgone Checker Spot SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Schinia lucens Leadplant Flower Moth SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Hetaerina titia Smoky Rubyspot SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Anguilla rostrata American Eel SC/N Rare Fishes
Erimystax x-punctatus Gravel Chub END Rare Fishes
Etheostoma asprigene Mud Darter SC/N Rare Fishes
Etheostoma microperca Least Darter SC/N Rare Fishes
Fundulus dispar Starhead Topminnow END Rare Fishes
Hybopsis amnis Pallid Shiner END Rare Fishes
Ictiobus niger Black Buffalo THR Rare Fishes
Lythrurus umbratilis Redfin Shiner THR Rare Fishes
Moxostoma carinatum River Redhorse THR Rare Fishes
Notropis anogenus Pugnose Shiner THR Rare Fishes
Notropis nubilus Ozark Minnow THR Rare Fishes
Microtus ochrogaster Prairie Vole SC/N Rare Mammals
Myotis septentrionalis Northern Long-eared Bat THR LT Rare Mammals
Perimyotis subflavus Eastern Pipistrelle THR Rare Mammals
Poliocitellus franklinii Franklin's Ground Squirrel SC/N Rare Mammals
Cercobrachys fox Fox Small Square-gilled Mayfly SC/N Rare Mayflies
Cercobrachys lilliei Wisconsin Small Square-gilled Mayfly SC/N Rare Mayflies
Cercobrachys winnebago Winnebago Small Square-gilled Mayfly SC/N Rare Mayflies
Homoeoneuria ammophila A Brush-legged Mayfly SC/N Rare Mayflies
Pentagenia vittigera A Common Burrower Mayfly SC/N Rare Mayflies
Alasmidonta marginata Elktoe SC/P Rare Mussels and Clams
Cyclonaias tuberculata Purple Wartyback END Rare Mussels and Clams
Quadrula metanevra Monkeyface THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Venustaconcha ellipsiformis Ellipse THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Villosa iris Rainbow Shell END Rare Mussels and Clams
Adoxa moschatellina Muskroot THR Rare Plants
Agalinis gattingeri Roundstem Foxglove THR Rare Plants
Agrimonia parviflora Swamp Agrimony SC Rare Plants
Arnoglossum plantagineum Prairie Indian-plantain SC Rare Plants
Artemisia dracunculus Dragon Wormwood SC Rare Plants
Asclepias lanuginosa Woolly Milkweed THR Rare Plants
Asclepias purpurascens Purple Milkweed END Rare Plants
Asclepias sullivantii Prairie Milkweed THR Rare Plants
Besseya bullii Kitten Tails THR Rare Plants
Boechera dentata Short's Rock-cress SC Rare Plants
Camassia scilloides Wild Hyacinth END Rare Plants
Carex festucacea Fescue Sedge SC Rare Plants
Carex livida Livid Sedge SC Rare Plants
Carex suberecta Prairie Straw Sedge SC Rare Plants
Carex swanii Swan Sedge SC Rare Plants
Chaerophyllum procumbens Spreading Chervil SC Rare Plants
Cirsium hillii Hill's Thistle THR SOC Rare Plants
Cuscuta glomerata Rope Dodder SC Rare Plants
Cypripedium candidum White Lady's-slipper THR Rare Plants
Diarrhena obovata Ovate Beak Grass END Rare Plants
Echinacea pallida Pale Purple Coneflower THR Rare Plants
Eleocharis compressa var. compressa Flat-stemmed Spike-rush SC Rare Plants
Equisetum palustre Marsh Horsetail SC Rare Plants
Eurybia furcata Forked Aster THR Rare Plants
Houstonia caerulea Azure Bluets SC Rare Plants
Hypericum sphaerocarpum Round-fruited St. John's Wort THR Rare Plants
Juncus marginatus Grassleaf Rush SC Rare Plants
Lespedeza leptostachya Prairie Bush Clover END LT Rare Plants
Lespedeza violacea Violet Bush Clover SC Rare Plants
Melica nitens Three-flowered Melic Grass SC Rare Plants
Myosotis laxa Small Forget-me-not SC Rare Plants
Nothocalais cuspidata Prairie False-dandelion SC Rare Plants
Nuphar advena Yellow Water Lily SC Rare Plants
Oenothera serrulata Yellow Evening Primrose SC Rare Plants
Penstemon hirsutus Hairy Beardtongue SC Rare Plants
Phemeranthus rugospermus Prairie Fame-flower SC Rare Plants
Platanthera leucophaea Eastern Prairie White Fringed Orchid END LT Rare Plants
Platanus occidentalis Sycamore SC Rare Plants
Polygala incarnata Pink Milkwort END Rare Plants
Polytaenia nuttallii Prairie Parsley THR Rare Plants
Prenanthes aspera Rough Rattlesnake-root END Rare Plants
Prenanthes crepidinea Nodding Rattlesnake-root END Rare Plants
Ptelea trifoliata ssp. trifoliata var. trifoliata Wafer-ash SC Rare Plants
Rhus aromatica Fragrant Sumac SC Rare Plants
Ruellia humilis Hairy Wild Petunia END Rare Plants
Salix sericea Silky Willow SC Rare Plants
Schoenoplectus heterochaetus Slender Bulrush SC Rare Plants
Scutellaria parvula var. parvula Small Skullcap END Rare Plants
Silene nivea Snowy Campion SC Rare Plants
Thalictrum revolutum Waxleaf Meadowrue SC Rare Plants
Thaspium trifoliatum var. flavum Purple Meadow Parsnip SC Rare Plants
Verbena simplex Narrow-leaved Vervain SC Rare Plants
Viburnum prunifolium Smooth Black-haw SC Rare Plants
Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle SC/P SOC Rare Reptiles
Regina septemvittata Queensnake END Rare Reptiles
Sistrurus catenatus Eastern Massasauga END LT Rare Reptiles
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle END Rare Reptiles
Oak opening Oak Opening NA Savannas and Woodlands
Shrub-carr Shrub-carr NA Shrub Communities
Floodplain forest Floodplain Forest NA Southern Forests
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
Springs and spring runs, hard Springs and Spring Runs, Hard NA Springs and Streams
Last revised: July 18, 2017
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