Black Dog Prairie

This is a beautiful steep prairie remnant on a hill that faces south-west.  I visited it in August 2009, and found lots of prairie plants.

This is a view up toward the prairie from below – actually quite a steep slope.

There are birch trees and bushes on the slope leading up to the steepest part of the prairie.

This is the steepest part – lots of dry prairie plants.

Cliff Goldenrod – a plant that’s on the Special Concern list for Wisconsin

The view down the valley from the prairie.

Walking down the side of the point

This is a list of the plants I saw:

Ambrosia artemisifolia – Common Ragweed
Amorpha canescens – Lead Plant
Antennaria plantaginifolia – Plantain Pussy-toes
Artemisia campestris – Wormwood
Asclepias verticillata – Whorled Milkweed
Aster ericoides – Heath Aster
Aster oblongifolius – Aromatic aster
Aster oolentangiensis – Sky Blue Aster
Aster sericeus – Silky aster
Campanula rotundifolia – Harebell
Castilleja sessiliflora – Downy Yellow Painted Cup
Comandra umbellata – Bastard Toadflax
Coreopsis palmata – Prairie Coreopsis
Dalea purpurea – Purple Prairie Clover
Euphorbia corollata – Flowering spurge
Gnaphalium obtusifolium – Sweet Everlasting
Helianthemum bicknellii – Hoary Frostweed
Helianthus occidentalis – Western Sunflower
Kuhnia eupatorioides – False Boneset
Lespedeza capitata – Round-headed Bush Clover
Liatris cylindracea – Cylindrical Blazing Star
Linum sulcatum – Grooved Yellow Flax
Lithospermum incisum – Fringed Puccoon
Monarda fistulosa – Wild Bergamot
Physalis heterophylla – Clammy Ground Cherry
Scutellaria parvula – Small Skullcap
Solidago ptarmicoides – White Goldenrod
Solidago nemoralis – Gray Goldenrod
Solidago sciaphila – Cliff Goldenrod
Solidago speciosa – Showy Goldenrod

Andropogon gerardii – Big Bluestem
Bouteloua curtipendula – Side-oats Grama
Bouteloua hirsuta – Hairy Grama
Bromus kalmii – Prairie Brome
Elymus trachycaulus – Slender Wheatgrass
Muhlenbergia cuspidata – Prairie Satin Grass
Schizachyrium scoparium – Little Bluestem
Sporobolus heterolepis – Prairie Dropseed

Shrubs & Trees
Ilex verticillata – Winterberry
Juniperus communis – Common Juniper
Juniperus virginiana – Eastern Red Cedar
Zanthoxylum americanum – Prickly Ash