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Waukesha 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 Waukesha 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 Waukesha 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
Sand prairie Sand Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Wet-mesic prairie Wet-mesic Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Bog relict Bog Relict NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Calcareous fen Calcareous Fen NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
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
Ephemeral pond Ephemeral Pond NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--deep, hard, drainage Lake--Deep, Hard, Drainage NA Lakes and Ponds
Bird Rookery Bird Rookery SC Miscellaneous Elements
Hardwood Swamp Hardwood Swamp NA Northern Forests
Acris blanchardi Blanchard's Cricket Frog END Rare Amphibians
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog SC/H Rare Amphibians
Copelatus chevrolati A Predaceous Diving Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Stenelmis douglasensis Douglas Stenelmis Riffle Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Ammodramus henslowii Henslow's Sparrow THR SOC Rare Birds
Ardea alba Great Egret THR 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
Colinus virginianus Northern Bobwhite SC/M Rare Birds
Empidonax virescens Acadian Flycatcher THR Rare Birds
Geothlypis formosa Kentucky Warbler THR Rare Birds
Helmitheros vermivorum Worm-eating Warbler END Rare Birds
Icteria virens Yellow-breasted Chat SC/M Rare Birds
Ixobrychus exilis Least Bittern SC/M Rare Birds
Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night-Heron SC/M Rare Birds
Podiceps grisegena Red-necked Grebe END Rare Birds
Rallus elegans King Rail SC/M Rare Birds
Setophaga cerulea Cerulean Warbler THR SOC Rare Birds
Setophaga citrina Hooded Warbler THR Rare Birds
Sterna forsteri Forster's Tern END Rare Birds
Vireo bellii Bell's Vireo THR Rare Birds
Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus Yellow-headed Blackbird SC/M Rare Birds
Calephelis muticum Swamp Metalmark END SOC Rare Butterflies and Moths
Erynnis lucilius Columbine Dusky Wing SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Hemileuca nevadensis ssp. 3 Midwestern Fen Buckmoth SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Lycaena dione Gray Copper SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Oarisma poweshiek Poweshiek Skipperling END LE Rare Butterflies and Moths
Papaipema beeriana Liatris Borer Moth SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Papaipema silphii Silphium Borer Moth END Rare Butterflies and Moths
Procambarus gracilis Prairie Crayfish SC/N Rare Crustaceans
Aeshna clepsydra Mottled Darner SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Argia plana Springwater Dancer SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Enallagma basidens Double-striped Bluet SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Libellula incesta Slaty Skimmer SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Anguilla rostrata American Eel SC/N Rare Fishes
Erimyzon sucetta Lake Chubsucker SC/N Rare Fishes
Etheostoma microperca Least Darter SC/N Rare Fishes
Fundulus dispar Starhead Topminnow END Rare Fishes
Lepomis megalotis Longear Sunfish THR Rare Fishes
Luxilus chrysocephalus Striped Shiner END Rare Fishes
Lythrurus umbratilis Redfin Shiner THR Rare Fishes
Notropis anogenus Pugnose Shiner THR Rare Fishes
Notropis nubilus Ozark Minnow THR Rare Fishes
Noturus exilis Slender Madtom END Rare Fishes
Aflexia rubranura Red-tailed Prairie Leafhopper END Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Flexamia prairiana A Leafhopper SC/N Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Memnonia panzeri A Leafhopper SC/N Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Teloschistes chrysophthalmus Gold-eye Lichen SC Rare Lichens
Eptesicus fuscus Big Brown Bat THR Rare Mammals
Myotis lucifugus Little Brown Bat THR Rare Mammals
Poliocitellus franklinii Franklin's Ground Squirrel SC/N Rare Mammals
Alasmidonta marginata Elktoe SC/P Rare Mussels and Clams
Alasmidonta viridis Slippershell Mussel THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Simpsonaias ambigua Salamander Mussel THR SOC Rare Mussels and Clams
Venustaconcha ellipsiformis Ellipse THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Villosa iris Rainbow Shell END Rare Mussels and Clams
Agalinis auriculata Earleaf Foxglove SC Rare Plants
Agrimonia parviflora Swamp Agrimony SC Rare Plants
Anticlea elegans ssp. glaucus White Camas SC Rare Plants
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
Besseya bullii Kitten Tails THR Rare Plants
Carex crus-corvi Ravenfoot Sedge END Rare Plants
Carex digitalis var. digitalis Slender Wood Sedge SC Rare Plants
Carex formosa Handsome Sedge THR Rare Plants
Carex gracilescens Slender Sedge SC Rare Plants
Carex lupuliformis False Hop Sedge END Rare Plants
Carex sychnocephala Many-headed Sedge SC Rare Plants
Carex torreyi Torrey's Sedge SC Rare Plants
Cirsium hillii Hill's Thistle THR SOC Rare Plants
Cuscuta glomerata Rope Dodder SC Rare Plants
Cuscuta pentagona Field Dodder SC Rare Plants
Cuscuta polygonorum Knotweed Dodder SC Rare Plants
Cypripedium candidum White Lady's-slipper THR Rare Plants
Dichanthelium wilcoxianum Wilcox's Panic Grass SC Rare Plants
Eleocharis compressa var. compressa Flat-stemmed Spike-rush SC Rare Plants
Eleocharis flavescens var. olivacea Capitate Spike-rush SC Rare Plants
Eleocharis quinqueflora Few-flowered Spike-rush SC Rare Plants
Eleocharis rostellata Beaked Spike-rush THR Rare Plants
Epilobium strictum Downy Willow-herb SC Rare Plants
Erigenia bulbosa Harbinger-of-spring END Rare Plants
Eurybia furcata Forked Aster THR Rare Plants
Fraxinus quadrangulata Blue Ash THR Rare Plants
Gymnocladus dioicus Kentucky Coffee-tree SC Rare Plants
Homalosorus pycnocarpos Glade Fern SC Rare Plants
Hydrastis canadensis Golden-seal SC Rare Plants
Hypericum sphaerocarpum Round-fruited St. John's Wort THR Rare Plants
Iodanthus pinnatifidus Purple Rocket SC Rare Plants
Jeffersonia diphylla Twinleaf SC Rare Plants
Juncus marginatus Grassleaf Rush 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
Platanthera flava var. herbiola Pale Green Orchid THR Rare Plants
Platanthera hookeri Hooker's Orchid SC Rare Plants
Platanthera leucophaea Eastern Prairie White Fringed Orchid END LT Rare Plants
Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas Fern SC 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
Quercus muehlenbergii Chinquapin Oak SC Rare Plants
Ranunculus cymbalaria Seaside Crowfoot THR Rare Plants
Scleria triglomerata Whip Nutrush SC Rare Plants
Scleria verticillata Low Nutrush SC Rare Plants
Scutellaria ovata ssp. ovata Heart-leaved Skullcap SC Rare Plants
Spiranthes ovalis var. erostellata October Lady's-tresses SC Rare Plants
Thalictrum revolutum Waxleaf Meadowrue SC Rare Plants
Thaspium trifoliatum var. flavum Purple Meadow Parsnip SC Rare Plants
Triantha glutinosa False Asphodel THR Rare Plants
Triglochin palustris Slender Bog Arrow-grass SC Rare Plants
Trillium nivale Snow Trillium THR Rare Plants
Utricularia resupinata Northeastern Bladderwort SC Rare Plants
Valeriana uliginosa Marsh Valerian THR Rare Plants
Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle SC/P SOC Rare Reptiles
Regina septemvittata Queensnake END Rare Reptiles
Thamnophis butleri Butler's Gartersnake SC/H Rare Reptiles
Thamnophis proximus Western Ribbonsnake END Rare Reptiles
Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake SC/H Rare Reptiles
Oak opening Oak Opening NA Savannas and Woodlands
Oak woodland Oak Woodland NA Savannas and Woodlands
Alder thicket Alder Thicket NA Shrub Communities
Shrub-carr Shrub-carr NA Shrub Communities
Eastern Red-cedar Thicket Eastern Red-cedar Thicket NA Southern Forests
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 hardwood swamp Southern Hardwood Swamp NA Southern Forests
Southern mesic forest Southern Mesic Forest NA Southern Forests
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, cold Stream--Fast, Hard, Cold NA Springs and Streams
Last revised: July 18, 2017
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