Flora of FCSNA

The Franklin Creek State Natural Area covers 922 acres in Lee County, Illinois. There are a wide variety of habitats here, ranging from woodlands to riparian forests, prairie to sandstone cliffs, wetlands to savanna. As such, there is a rich variety of plant life to be found. This guide will be ...more ↓

water horsetail 1
Equisetum fluviatile
rough horsetail 2
Equisetum hyemale
rattlesnake fern 3
Botrypus virginianus
cinnamon fern 4
Osmundastrum cinnamomeum
bulblet fern 5
Cystopteris bulbifera
brittle bladderfern 6
Cystopteris fragilis
lowland brittle fern 7
Cystopteris protrusa
lady fern 8
Athyrium filix-femina
Christmas fern 9
Polystichum acrostichoides
spinulose wood fern 10
Dryopteris carthusiana
intermediate wood fern 11
Dryopteris intermedia
smooth cliffbrake 12
Pellaea glabella
northern maidenhair fern 13
Adiantum pedatum
rock polypody 14
Polypodium virginianum
ebony spleenwort 9
Asplenium platyneuron
walking fern 5
Asplenium rhizophyllum
blunt woodsia 15
Woodsia obtusa
ostrich fern 16
Matteuccia struthiopteris
eastern redcedar 17
Juniperus virginiana
Canadian yew 18
Taxus canadensis
honey locust 19
Gleditsia triacanthos
Kentucky coffeetree 20
Gymnocladus dioicus
red clover 21
Trifolium pratense
white clover 22
Trifolium repens
alfalfa 23
Medicago sativa
white sweetclover 24
Melilotus albus
yellow sweetclover 24
Melilotus officinalis
purple crownvetch 25
Securigera varia
bird's-foot trefoil 26
Lotus corniculatus
round-headed bush clover 27
Lespedeza capitata
pointed-leaved tick-trefoil 28
Hylodesmum glutinosum
showy tick-trefoil 29
Desmodium canadense
Illinois tick-trefoil 30
Desmodium illinoense
Canadian milkvetch 6
Astragalus canadensis
false indigo 31
Amorpha fruticosa
white wild indigo
Baptisia alba
black locust 32
Robinia pseudoacacia
sulphur cinquefoil 33
Potentilla recta
Silvery Cinquefoil
Potentilla argentea argentea
Tall Cinquefoil 34
Drymocallis arguta
common agrimony 35
Agrimonia gryposepala
swamp agrimony 36
Agrimonia parviflora
downy agrimony 37
Agrimonia pubescens
white avens 38
Geum canadense
American blackberry 39
Rubus allegheniensis
black raspberry 30
Rubus occidentalis
Carolina rose 40
Rosa carolina
multiflora rose 38
Rosa multiflora
swamp rose 14
Rosa palustris
common serviceberry 41
Amelanchier arborea
smooth shadbush 42
Amelanchier laevis
downy hawthorn 38
Crataegus mollis
American plum 43
Prunus americana
black cherry 44
Prunus serotina
chokecherry 45
Prunus virginiana
common buckthorn 46
Rhamnus cathartica
white mulberry 47
Morus alba
red mulberry 48
Morus rubra
Osage-orange 49
Maclura pomifera
Canadian wood nettle 12
Laportea canadensis
California Nettle 50
Urtica gracilis
Canada clearweed 51
Pilea pumila
false nettle 52
Boehmeria cylindrica
American elm 53
Ulmus americana
slippery elm 54
Ulmus rubra
common hackberry 46
Celtis occidentalis
Blue Ridge blueberry 55
Vaccinium pallidum
common jewelweed 56
Impatiens capensis
pale jewelweed 57
Impatiens pallida
creeping Jenny 58
Lysimachia nummularia
eastern shooting star 59
Primula meadia
Jacob's ladder 60
Polemonium reptans
blue phlox 61
Phlox divaricata
fall phlox 62
Phlox paniculata
alternate-leaved dogwood 38
Cornus alternifolia
gray dogwood 38
Cornus racemosa
poke milkweed 63
Asclepias exaltata
swamp milkweed 33
Asclepias incarnata
purple milkweed
Asclepias purpurascens
common milkweed 64
Asclepias syriaca
whorled milkweed 65
Asclepias verticillata
hemp dogbane 66
Apocynum cannabinum
catchweed bedstraw 67
Galium aparine
smooth wild licorice 68
Galium circaezans
shining bedstraw 69
Galium concinnum
fragrant bedstraw 18
Galium triflorum
pale gentian 27
Gentiana alba
waterpepper 59
Persicaria hydropiper
low smartweed 70
Persicaria longiseta
spotted lady's thumb 34
Persicaria maculosa
balsam ragwort 27
Packera paupercula
dotted knotweed 51
Persicaria punctata
American jumpseed 71
Persicaria virginiana
Slender Knotweed
Polygonum tenue
climbing false buckwheat 72
Fallopia scandens
Sheep's sorrel 73
Rumex acetosella
curled dock 74
Rumex crispus
Swamp Dock 75
Rumex verticillatus
Common Mouse-ear Chickweed 76
Cerastium fontanum
Little Mouse-ear 77
Cerastium semidecandrum

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