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Grant 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 Grant 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 Grant 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
Vireo bellii Bell's Vireo THR Rare Birds
Vertigo hubrichti Hubricht's Vertigo END Rare Aquatic and Terrestrial Snails
Venustaconcha ellipsiformis Ellipse THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Vallonia parvula Trumpet Vallonia SC/N Rare Aquatic and Terrestrial Snails
Truncilla donaciformis Fawnsfoot THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Tritogonia verrucosa Buckhorn THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Triphora trianthophora Nodding Pogonia SC Rare Plants
Trillium nivale Snow Trillium THR Rare Plants
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle END Rare Reptiles
Stream--slow, hard, cold Stream--Slow, Hard, Cold NA Springs and Streams
Stream--fast, hard, cold Stream--Fast, Hard, Cold NA Springs and Streams
Stenelmis musgravei A Riffle Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Stenelmis knobeli Knobel's Riffle Beetle END Rare Beetles
Stenelmis douglasensis Douglas Stenelmis Riffle Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Springs and spring runs, hard Springs and Spring Runs, Hard NA Springs and Streams
Spiranthes ovalis var. erostellata October Lady's-tresses SC Rare Plants
Spinadis simplex A Flat-headed Mayfly END Rare Mayflies
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
Southern dry forest Southern Dry Forest NA Southern Forests
Somatochlora hineana Hine's Emerald END LE Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Simpsonaias ambigua Salamander Mussel THR SOC Rare Mussels and Clams
Silene nivea Snowy Campion SC Rare Plants
Setophaga dominica Yellow-throated Warbler END Rare Birds
Setophaga citrina Hooded Warbler THR Rare Birds
Setophaga cerulea Cerulean Warbler THR SOC Rare Birds
Senna marilandica Maryland Senna SC Rare Plants
Scutellaria parvula var. parvula Small Skullcap END Rare Plants
Scutellaria ovata ssp. ovata Heart-leaved Skullcap SC Rare Plants
Scleria triglomerata Whip Nutrush SC Rare Plants
Schinia lucens Leadplant Flower Moth SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Sand prairie Sand Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Sand barrens Sand Barrens NA Selected Habitats
Ruellia humilis Hairy Wild Petunia END Rare Plants
Rhamnus lanceolata var. glabrata Lanced-leaved Buckthorn SC Rare Plants
Quercus palustris Pin Oak SC Rare Plants
Quercus muehlenbergii Chinquapin Oak SC Rare Plants
Quadrula quadrula Mapleleaf SC/P Rare Mussels and Clams
Quadrula nodulata Wartyback THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Quadrula metanevra Monkeyface THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Ptelea trifoliata ssp. trifoliata var. trifoliata Wafer-ash SC Rare Plants
Protonotaria citrea Prothonotary Warbler SC/M Rare Birds
Problema byssus Byssus Skipper SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Primula fassettii Jeweled Shooting Star SC Rare Plants
Prenanthes crepidinea Nodding Rattlesnake-root END Rare Plants
Prenanthes aspera Rough Rattlesnake-root END Rare Plants
Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas Fern SC Rare Plants
Polyodon spathula Paddlefish THR Rare Fishes
Polygala incarnata Pink Milkwort END Rare Plants
Polyamia dilata Prairie Leafhopper THR Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Poliocitellus franklinii Franklin's Ground Squirrel SC/N Rare Mammals
Plethobasus cyphyus Sheepnose END LE Rare Mussels and Clams
Platanus occidentalis Sycamore SC Rare Plants
Platanthera leucophaea Eastern Prairie White Fringed Orchid END LT Rare Plants
Platanthera hookeri Hooker's Orchid SC Rare Plants
Pituophis catenifer Gophersnake SC/P Rare Reptiles
Pine relict Pine Relict NA Southern Forests
Phlox bifida ssp. bifida Cleft Phlox SC Rare Plants
Phemeranthus rugospermus Prairie Fame-flower SC Rare Plants
Phegopteris hexagonoptera Broad Beech Fern SC Rare Plants
Perimyotis subflavus Eastern Pipistrelle THR Rare Mammals
Pellaea atropurpurea Purple-stem Cliff-brake SC Rare Plants
Pediomelum esculentum Prairie Turnip SC Rare Plants
Pediomelum argophyllum Silvery Scurf Pea SC Rare Plants
Paracloeodes minutus A Small Minnow Mayfly SC/N Rare Mayflies
Pantherophis spiloides Gray Ratsnake SC/P Rare Reptiles
Packera plattensis Prairie Ragwort SC Rare Plants
Oak woodland Oak Woodland NA Savannas and Woodlands
Oak opening Oak Opening NA Savannas and Woodlands
Oak barrens Oak Barrens NA Savannas and Woodlands
Notropis nubilus Ozark Minnow THR Rare Fishes
Nothocalais cuspidata Prairie False-dandelion SC Rare Plants
Neoporus hybridus A Predaceous Diving Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Myotis septentrionalis Northern Long-eared Bat THR LT Rare Mammals
Myotis lucifugus Little Brown Bat THR Rare Mammals
Myosotis laxa Small Forget-me-not SC Rare Plants
Mussel Bed Mussel Bed SC Miscellaneous Elements
Moxostoma carinatum River Redhorse THR Rare Fishes
Moist cliff Moist Cliff NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Migratory Bird Concentration Site Migratory Bird Concentration Site SC Miscellaneous Elements
Microtus pinetorum Woodland Vole SC/N Rare Mammals
Microtus ochrogaster Prairie Vole SC/N Rare Mammals
Mesic prairie Mesic Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Melica nitens Three-flowered Melic Grass SC Rare Plants
Megalonaias nervosa Washboard SC/P Rare Mussels and Clams
Macromia taeniolata Royal River Cruiser SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Macrhybopsis hyostoma Shoal Chub THR Rare Fishes
Macdunnoa persimplex A Flat-headed Mayfly SC/N Rare Mayflies
Lycaena dione Gray Copper SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog SC/H Rare Amphibians
Lespedeza violacea Violet Bush Clover SC Rare Plants
Lespedeza leptostachya Prairie Bush Clover END LT Rare Plants
Lampsilis teres Yellow & Slough Sandshells END Rare Mussels and Clams
Lampsilis higginsii Higgins Eye END LE Rare Mussels and Clams
Jeffersonia diphylla Twinleaf SC Rare Plants
Ixobrychus exilis Least Bittern SC/M Rare Birds
Iodanthus pinnatifidus Purple Rocket SC Rare Plants
Ictiobus niger Black Buffalo THR Rare Fishes
Icteria virens Yellow-breasted Chat SC/M Rare Birds
Hypericum sphaerocarpum Round-fruited St. John's Wort THR Rare Plants
Hydrophyllum appendiculatum Great Water-leaf SC Rare Plants
Hydrastis canadensis Golden-seal SC Rare Plants
Hybopsis amnis Pallid Shiner END Rare Fishes
Huperzia porophila Rock Clubmoss SC Rare Plants
Homalosorus pycnocarpos Glade Fern SC Rare Plants
Hiodon alosoides Goldeye END Rare Fishes
Hesperia ottoe Ottoe Skipper END Rare Butterflies and Moths
Herp Hibernaculum Herp Hibernaculum SC Miscellaneous Elements
Hendersonia occulta Cherrystone Drop THR Rare Aquatic and Terrestrial Snails
Helmitheros vermivorum Worm-eating Warbler END Rare Birds
Helicodiscus singleyanus Smooth Coil SC/N Rare Aquatic and Terrestrial Snails
Gymnocladus dioicus Kentucky Coffee-tree SC Rare Plants
Gymnocarpium robertianum Limestone Oak Fern SC Rare Plants
Guppya sterkii Brilliant Granule SC/N Rare Aquatic and Terrestrial Snails
Grammia phyllira Phyllira Tiger Moth SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Glyptemys insculpta Wood Turtle THR SOC Rare Reptiles
Glycyrrhiza lepidota Wild Licorice SC Rare Plants
Geothlypis formosa Kentucky Warbler THR Rare Birds
Gastrocopta procera Wing Snaggletooth THR Rare Aquatic and Terrestrial Snails
Fusconaia ebena Ebonyshell END Rare Mussels and Clams
Fundulus dispar Starhead Topminnow END Rare Fishes
Floodplain forest Floodplain Forest NA Southern Forests
Fitchiella robertsonii An Issid Planthopper THR Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon END Rare Birds
Etheostoma chlorosoma Bluntnose Darter END Rare Fishes
Etheostoma asprigene Mud Darter SC/N Rare Fishes
Erynnis lucilius Columbine Dusky Wing SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Eritettix simplex Velvet-striped Grasshopper SC/N Rare Grasshoppers and Allies
Erimyzon sucetta Lake Chubsucker SC/N Rare Fishes
Eptesicus fuscus Big Brown Bat THR Rare Mammals
Epiaeschna heros Swamp Darner SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle SC/P SOC Rare Reptiles
Empidonax virescens Acadian Flycatcher THR Rare Birds
Emergent marsh Emergent Marsh NA Herbaceous Communities - Marshes
Elliptio crassidens Elephant Ear END Rare Mussels and Clams
Ellipsaria lineolata Butterfly END Rare Mussels and Clams
Eleocharis compressa var. compressa Flat-stemmed Spike-rush SC Rare Plants
Eclipta prostrata Yerba-de-tajo SC Rare Plants
Echinacea pallida Pale Purple Coneflower THR Rare Plants
Eastern Red-cedar Thicket Eastern Red-cedar Thicket NA Southern Forests
Dry-mesic prairie Dry-mesic Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Dry prairie Dry Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Dry cliff Dry Cliff NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Diodia teres Rough Buttonweed SC Rare Plants
Diadophis punctatus arnyi Prairie Ring-necked Snake SC/H Rare Reptiles
Desmodium canescens Hoary Tick-trefoil SC Rare Plants
Dasistoma macrophylla Mullein Foxglove SC Rare Plants
Cypripedium candidum White Lady's-slipper THR Rare Plants
Cymbiodyta toddi A Water Scavenger Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Cyclonaias tuberculata Purple Wartyback END Rare Mussels and Clams
Cycleptus elongatus Blue Sucker THR Rare Fishes
Cuscuta coryli Hazel Dodder SC Rare Plants
Cumberlandia monodonta Spectaclecase END LE Rare Mussels and Clams
Crystallaria asprella Crystal Darter END SOC Rare Fishes
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake SC/P Rare Reptiles
Commelina erecta var. deamiana Narrow-leaved Dayflower SC Rare Plants
Coluber constrictor North American Racer SC/P Rare Reptiles
Cirsium hillii Hill's Thistle THR SOC Rare Plants
Chondestes grammacus Lark Sparrow SC/M Rare Birds
Chlosyne gorgone Gorgone Checker Spot SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Chaerophyllum procumbens Spreading Chervil SC Rare Plants
Cercobrachys lilliei Wisconsin Small Square-gilled Mayfly SC/N Rare Mayflies
Cercobrachys fox Fox Small Square-gilled Mayfly SC/N Rare Mayflies
Catocala whitneyi Whitney's Underwing Moth SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Catocala abbreviatella Abbreviated Underwing Moth SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake SC/H Rare Reptiles
Carex media Intermediate Sedge END Rare Plants
Callirhoe triangulata Clustered Poppy-mallow SC Rare Plants
Calcareous fen Calcareous Fen NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered Hawk THR Rare Birds
Bombus terricola Yellowbanded Bumble Bee SC/N SOC Rare Ants, Wasps, and Bees
Bombus affinis Rusty-patched Bumble Bee SC/FL LE Rare Ants, Wasps, and Bees
Boechera dentata Short's Rock-cress SC Rare Plants
Bird Rookery Bird Rookery SC Miscellaneous Elements
Bat Hibernaculum Bat Hibernaculum SC Miscellaneous Elements
Bartramia longicauda Upland Sandpiper THR Rare Birds
Attenuipyga vanduzeei A Leafhopper END SOC Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Atrytonopsis hianna Dusted Skipper SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner SC/H Rare Reptiles
Asclepias purpurascens Purple Milkweed END Rare Plants
Asclepias lanuginosa Woolly Milkweed THR Rare Plants
Artemisia dracunculus Dragon Wormwood SC Rare Plants
Arnoglossum plantagineum Prairie Indian-plantain SC Rare Plants
Aristida dichotoma Shinners' Three-awned Grass SC Rare Plants
Argia plana Springwater Dancer SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Ardea alba Great Egret THR Rare Birds
Arcidens confragosus Rock Pocketbook THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Aplectrum hyemale Putty Root SC Rare Plants
Apalone mutica Smooth Softshell SC/H Rare Reptiles
Anticlea elegans ssp. glaucus White Camas SC Rare Plants
Anodonta suborbiculata Flat Floater SC/P Rare Mussels and Clams
Anguilla rostrata American Eel SC/N Rare Fishes
Ammodramus henslowii Henslow's Sparrow THR SOC Rare Birds
Algific talus slope Algific Talus Slope NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Alasmidonta marginata Elktoe SC/P Rare Mussels and Clams
Agalinis skinneriana Pale False Foxglove END Rare Plants
Agalinis gattingeri Roundstem Foxglove THR Rare Plants
Aeropedellus clavatus Club-horned Grasshopper SC/N Rare Grasshoppers and Allies
Adoxa moschatellina Muskroot THR Rare Plants
Acris blanchardi Blanchard's Cricket Frog END Rare Amphibians
Aconitum noveboracense Northern Monkshood THR LT Rare Plants
Acipenser fulvescens Lake Sturgeon SC/H Rare Fishes
Acanthametropus pecatonica Pecatonica River Mayfly END Rare Mayflies
Last revised: July 18, 2017
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