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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
Acris blanchardi Blanchard's Cricket Frog END Rare Amphibians
Aeshna clepsydra Mottled Darner SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Aflexia rubranura Red-tailed Prairie Leafhopper END Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Agalinis auriculata Earleaf Foxglove SC Rare Plants
Agrimonia parviflora Swamp Agrimony SC Rare Plants
Alasmidonta marginata Elktoe SC/P Rare Mussels and Clams
Alasmidonta viridis Slippershell Mussel THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Alder thicket Alder Thicket NA Shrub Communities
Anguilla rostrata American Eel SC/N Rare Fishes
Anticlea elegans ssp. glaucus White Camas SC Rare Plants
Aplectrum hyemale Putty Root SC Rare Plants
Ardea alba Great Egret THR Rare Birds
Argia plana Springwater Dancer SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
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
Bartramia longicauda Upland Sandpiper THR Rare Birds
Besseya bullii Kitten Tails THR Rare Plants
Bird Rookery Bird Rookery SC Miscellaneous Elements
Bog relict Bog Relict NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered Hawk THR Rare Birds
Calcareous fen Calcareous Fen NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
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
Colinus virginianus Northern Bobwhite SC/M Rare Birds
Copelatus chevrolati A Predaceous Diving Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
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
Dry prairie Dry Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Dry-mesic prairie Dry-mesic Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Eastern Red-cedar Thicket Eastern Red-cedar Thicket NA Southern Forests
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
Emergent marsh Emergent Marsh NA Herbaceous Communities - Marshes
Empidonax virescens Acadian Flycatcher THR Rare Birds
Enallagma basidens Double-striped Bluet SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Ephemeral pond Ephemeral Pond NA Lakes and Ponds
Epilobium strictum Downy Willow-herb SC Rare Plants
Eptesicus fuscus Big Brown Bat THR Rare Mammals
Erigenia bulbosa Harbinger-of-spring END Rare Plants
Erimyzon sucetta Lake Chubsucker SC/N Rare Fishes
Erynnis lucilius Columbine Dusky Wing SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Etheostoma microperca Least Darter SC/N Rare Fishes
Eurybia furcata Forked Aster THR Rare Plants
Flexamia prairiana A Leafhopper SC/N Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Floodplain forest Floodplain Forest NA Southern Forests
Fraxinus quadrangulata Blue Ash THR Rare Plants
Fundulus dispar Starhead Topminnow END Rare Fishes
Geothlypis formosa Kentucky Warbler THR Rare Birds
Gymnocladus dioicus Kentucky Coffee-tree SC Rare Plants
Hardwood Swamp Hardwood Swamp NA Northern Forests
Helmitheros vermivorum Worm-eating Warbler END Rare Birds
Hemileuca nevadensis ssp. 3 Midwestern Fen Buckmoth SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
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
Icteria virens Yellow-breasted Chat SC/M Rare Birds
Iodanthus pinnatifidus Purple Rocket SC Rare Plants
Ixobrychus exilis Least Bittern SC/M Rare Birds
Jeffersonia diphylla Twinleaf SC Rare Plants
Juncus marginatus Grassleaf Rush SC Rare Plants
Lake--deep, hard, drainage Lake--Deep, Hard, Drainage NA Lakes and Ponds
Lepomis megalotis Longear Sunfish THR Rare Fishes
Libellula incesta Slaty Skimmer SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog SC/H Rare Amphibians
Luxilus chrysocephalus Striped Shiner END Rare Fishes
Lycaena dione Gray Copper SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Lythrurus umbratilis Redfin Shiner THR Rare Fishes
Memnonia panzeri A Leafhopper SC/N Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Mesic prairie Mesic Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Myotis lucifugus Little Brown Bat THR Rare Mammals
Notropis anogenus Pugnose Shiner THR Rare Fishes
Notropis nubilus Ozark Minnow THR Rare Fishes
Noturus exilis Slender Madtom END Rare Fishes
Nuphar advena Yellow Water Lily SC Rare Plants
Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night-Heron SC/M Rare Birds
Oak opening Oak Opening NA Savannas and Woodlands
Oak woodland Oak Woodland NA Savannas and Woodlands
Oenothera serrulata Yellow Evening Primrose SC Rare Plants
Open bog Open Bog NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Papaipema beeriana Liatris Borer Moth SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Papaipema silphii Silphium Borer Moth END Rare Butterflies and Moths
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
Podiceps grisegena Red-necked Grebe END Rare Birds
Poliocitellus franklinii Franklin's Ground Squirrel SC/N Rare Mammals
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
Procambarus gracilis Prairie Crayfish SC/N Rare Crustaceans
Ptelea trifoliata ssp. trifoliata var. trifoliata Wafer-ash SC Rare Plants
Quercus muehlenbergii Chinquapin Oak SC Rare Plants
Rallus elegans King Rail SC/M Rare Birds
Ranunculus cymbalaria Seaside Crowfoot THR Rare Plants
Regina septemvittata Queensnake END Rare Reptiles
Sand prairie Sand Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Scleria triglomerata Whip Nutrush SC Rare Plants
Scleria verticillata Low Nutrush SC Rare Plants
Scutellaria ovata ssp. ovata Heart-leaved Skullcap SC Rare Plants
Setophaga citrina Hooded Warbler THR Rare Birds
Shrub-carr Shrub-carr NA Shrub Communities
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
Spiranthes ovalis var. erostellata October Lady's-tresses SC Rare Plants
Springs and spring runs, hard Springs and Spring Runs, Hard NA Springs and Streams
Stenelmis douglasensis Douglas Stenelmis Riffle Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Sterna forsteri Forster's Tern END Rare Birds
Stream--fast, hard, cold Stream--Fast, Hard, Cold NA Springs and Streams
Teloschistes chrysophthalmus Gold-eye Lichen SC Rare Lichens
Thalictrum revolutum Waxleaf Meadowrue SC Rare Plants
Thamnophis butleri Butler's Gartersnake SC/H Rare Reptiles
Thamnophis proximus Western Ribbonsnake END Rare Reptiles
Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake SC/H Rare Reptiles
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
Venustaconcha ellipsiformis Ellipse THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Villosa iris Rainbow Shell END Rare Mussels and Clams
Vireo bellii Bell's Vireo THR Rare Birds
Wet-mesic prairie Wet-mesic Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus Yellow-headed Blackbird SC/M Rare Birds
Oarisma poweshiek Poweshiek Skipperling END LE Rare Butterflies and Moths
Platanthera leucophaea Eastern Prairie White Fringed Orchid END LT Rare Plants
Ammodramus henslowii Henslow's Sparrow THR SOC Rare Birds
Calephelis muticum Swamp Metalmark END SOC Rare Butterflies and Moths
Chlidonias niger Black Tern END SOC Rare Birds
Cirsium hillii Hill's Thistle THR SOC Rare Plants
Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle SC/P SOC Rare Reptiles
Setophaga cerulea Cerulean Warbler THR SOC Rare Birds
Simpsonaias ambigua Salamander Mussel THR SOC Rare Mussels and Clams
Last revised: July 18, 2017
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