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

 

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Plants

Endangered, Threatened, Proposed, and Candidates

in the Upper Midwest

Looking down on three dwarf lake iris flowers growing in spagnhum moss.

Dwarf lake iris

Photo courtesy of Joel Trick

 

 

American hart's-tongue fern (Asplenium scolopendrium var. americanum)

Status: Threatened, listed July 14, 1989

American Hart's Tongue Fern Home

 

 

Decurrent false aster (Boltonia decurrens)

Status: Threatened, listed November 14, 1988

Decurrent False Aster Home

 

 

Dwarf lake iris (Iris lacustris)

Status: Threatened, listed September 28, 1988

Dwarf Lake Iris Home

 

 

Eastern prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera leucophaea)

Status: Threatened, listed September 28, 1989

Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid Home

 

 

Fassett's locoweed (Oxytropis campestris var. chartacea)

Status: Threatened, listed September 28, 1988

Fassett's locoweed Home

 

 

Geocarpon (no common name) (Geocarpon minimum)

Status: Threatened, listed June 16, 1987

Habitat: Moist soils in exposed sandstone glades

Lead Region: 4

Region 3 Lead Office: ColumbiaES, Missouri Field Office

Range: Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Texas

Fact sheet

Species Profile linked to National USFWS website


Houghton's goldenrod (Solidago houghtonii)

Status: Threatened, listed July 18, 1988

Habitat: Sandy flats along Great Lakes shores

Lead Region: 3

Region 3 Lead Office: East Lansing, Michigan Field Office

Range: Michigan, New York

Fact sheet

Species Profile

 

 

Lakeside daisy (Hymenoxys acaulis var. glabra)

Status: Threatened, listed June 23, 1988

Lakeside Daisy Home

 

 

Leafy prairie-clover (Delea foliosa)

Status: Endangered, listed May 1, 1991

Habitat: Prairie remnants on thin soil over limestone (Des Plaine River floodplain)

Lead Region: 4

Region 3 Lead Office: Chicago Illinois Field Office

Range: Alabama, Illinois, Tennessee

USFWS Fact sheet
USFWS Chicago Field Office's Species Spotlight

Leafy Prairie-clover Recovery Plan (5.87MB PDF)

 

 

Leedy's roseroot (Rhodiola integrifolia ssp. leedyi)

Status: Threatened, listed April 22, 1992

Leedy's Roseroot Home

 


Mead's milkweed (Asclepias meadii)

Status: Threatened, listed September 1, 1988

Mead's Milkweed Home

 

 

Michigan monkey-flower (Mimulus michiganensis)

Status: Endangered, listed June 21, 1990

Michigan Monkey-flower Home

 

 

Minnesota dwarf trout lily (Erythronium propullans)

Status: Endangered

Minnesota Dwarf Trout Lily Home - links to our FWS Twin Cities Field Office website

 

 

Missouri bladderpod (Physaria filiformis)

Status: Threatened

 

Missouri Bladderpod Home

 

 

Northern monkshood (Aconitum noveborancense)

Status: Threatened, listed May 26, 1978

Habitat: Cool, moist, shaded cliff faces or talus slopes in wooded ravines, near water seeps

Lead Region: 3

Region 3 Lead Office: Green Bay, Wisconsin Field Office

Range: Iowa, New York, Ohio, Wisconsin

 

 

Pitcher's thistle (Cirsium pitcheri)

Status: Threatened - listed July 18, 1988

Pitcher's Thistle Home

 

 

Pondberry (Lindera melissifolia)

Status: Endangered, listed July 31, 1986

Habitat: Bottomland hardwood forest, poorly drained depressions, and margins of limestone sinks

Lead Region: 4

Region 3 Lead Office: ColumbiaES, Missouri Field Office

Range: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina

Species Profile

 

 

Prairie bush clover (Lespedeza leptostachya)

Status: Threatened, listed June 9, 1987 (5-page PDF)

Prairie Bush Clover Home

 

 

Price's potato-bean (Apios priceana)

Status: Threatened, listed January 5, 1990

Habitat: Wet floodplain forests, shrubby swamps

Lead Region: 4

Region 3 Lead Office: Rock Island, Illinois Field Office

Range: Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee

Fact sheet

Species Profile

 

 

Running buffalo clover (Trifolium stoloniferum)

Status: Endangered, listed June 5, 1987

Running Buffalo Clover Home

 

 

Short's bladderpod (Lesquerella globosa)

Status: Endangered, listed August 1, 2014

Critical Habitat, designated August 26, 2014

Short's Bladderpod Home

 

 

Short's goldenrod (Solidago shortii)

Status: Endangered, listed September 5, 1985

Habitat: Cedar glades and openings in oak and hickory forests

Lead Region: 4

Region 3 Lead Office: Bloomington, Indiana Field Office

Range: Indiana, Kentucky

Species Profile

Short's goldenrod Spotlight Species Action Plan

 

Small whorled pogonia (Isotria medeoloides)

Status: Threatened, listed September 9, 1982

Small-whorled Pogonia Home

 

 

Virginia sneezeweed (Helenium virginicum)

Status: Threatened, listed November 3, 1998

Habitat: Sinkhole ponds

Lead Region: 5

Region 3 Lead Office: ColumbiaES, Missouri Field Office

Range: Missouri, Virginia

Life History and Listing Information

 

 

Virginia spiraea (Spiraea virginiana)

Status: Threatened, listed June 15, 1990

Habitat: Stream banks and floodplains

Lead Region: 5

Region 3 Lead Office: Ohio Field Office

Range: Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

Species Profile linked to National USFWS website

 

 

Western prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera praeclara)

Status: Threatened, listed September 28, 1989

Habitat: Wet prairies & sedge meadows

Lead Region: 3

Region 3 Lead Office: Wisconsin - Minnesota Field Office

Range: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota

Photo Photo Credit: National Park Service

 

Fact sheet

Species Profile

5-Year Review (February 2009)

 

Western Prairie Fringed Orchid S7 Guidance

Section 7 Guidance - Determining Whether Western Prairie Fringed Orchid (Platanthera praeclara) May be Present in a Project Area in Minnesota

 


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