Endangered Species
Midwest Region



Midwest Region State Map

The Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Find a location near you


Endangered Species Program

Conserving and restoring threatened and endangered species and their ecosystems


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Dwaf lake irises.

Photo courtesy of Joel Trick


Status: Threatened, listed September 28, 1988


Habitat: Partially shaded sandy-gravelly soils on lakeshores


Lead Region: 3


Region 3 Lead Office: East Lansing, Michigan Field Office


Range: Michigan, Wisconsin


Dwarf Lake Iris

(Iris lacustris)


The dwarf lake iris is protected under the Endangered Species Act as a threatened species. This is a miniature iris with showy blue flowers. It grows around the Great Lakes, near the northern shores of Lakes Huron and Michigan in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada.


Natural History, Ecology, and Regulatory Information

Fact sheet


Species Profile linked to National USFWS website


Recovery Plan (August 1, 2013)


2006 S6 Grant Project - Great Lakes Shoreline Project (Michigan)


Listed Plants

Midwest Endangered Species Home


Last updated: March 12, 2018