Photo of prairie showing big bluestem leaves and flowering stalks

    Big Bluestem

    Andropogon gerardii
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    Caucasian Bluestem

    Bothriochloa bladhii
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    Invasive

    Deptfort pink blooming in an open area

    Deptford Pink

    Dianthus armeria
    Photo of dwarf spiderwort flower clusters

    Dwarf Spiderwort (Wild Crocus)

    Tradescantia longipes
    Photo of several big bluestem seed heads against a blue sky.

    Grasses

    All true grasses (species in the grass family).
    Photo of Indian grass flower head in bloom

    Indian Grass

    Sorghastrum nutans
    Photo of Indian paintbrush flowers

    Indian Paintbrush

    Castilleja coccinea
    Photo of Johnson grass flower clusters

    Johnson Grass

    Sorghum halepense
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    Invasive

    Photo of little bluestem mature seed head

    Little Bluestem

    Schizachyrium scoparium
    Photo of dense stand of prairie blazing star or gayfeather at Pawnee Prairie

    Prairie Blazing Star (Gayfeather)

    Liatris pycnostachya
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    Edible

    Photo of purple prairie clover, closeup of flowerhead

    Purple Prairie Clover

    Dalea purpurea (formerly Petalostemon purpureum)
    Photo of eastern woodland sedge plant growing among leaf litter.

    Sedges

    Carex, Schoenoplectus, Scirpus, and other genera
    Photo of sideoats grama, closeup on floral spikes showing orange anthers.

    Sideoats Grama

    Bouteloua curtipendula
    Photo of tall fescue plants

    Tall Fescue

    Festuca arundinacea
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    Invasive

    Photo of white heath aster flowers

    White Heath Aster

    Symphyotrichum pilosum (formerly Aster pilosus)
    Photo of yellow bluestem plant

    Yellow Bluestem

    Bothriochloa ischaemum
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    Invasive

    Photo of yellow star grass plant with flowers

    Yellow Star Grass

    Hypoxis hirsuta