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NATIVE PLANTS: GRASSES
SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME Wetland Code Soil Moisture
Sun Exp.
Ht.
 
 
Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem FAC- WM-D
7'
Bouteloua curtipendula Sideoats Grama UPL M-D
2'
Bromus ciliatus Fringed Brome FACW W-WM
4'
Bromus kalmii Prairie Brome FAC WM-DM
3'
Calamagrostis canadensis Blue Joint Grass OBL W-M
4'
Elymus canadensis Canada Wild Rye FAC- WM-D
5'
Elymus villosus Silky Wild Rye FACU WM-DM
3'
Elymus virginicus Virginia Wild Rye FACW- W-M
4'
Glyceria canadensis Rattlesnake Grass OBL W-WM
3'
Glyceria grandis Reed Manna Grass OBL W-WM
5'
Glyceria striata Fowl Manna Grass OBL W-M
3'
Hystrix patula Bottlebrush Grass UPL M-DM
3'
Koeleria cristata June Grass UPL DM-D
2'
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass FAC+ WM-D
4'
Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem FACU- M-D
3'
Sorghastrum nutans Indiangrass FACU+ M-D
6'
Spartina pectinata Prairie Cord Grass FACW+ W-M
8'
Sporobolus heterolepsis Prairie Dropseed FACU- WM-D
3'
 
 

WETLAND CODE:

OBL - Obligate Wetland: Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands.

FACW - Facultative Wetland: Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non-wetlands.

FAC - Facultative: Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non-wetlands.

FACU - Facultative Upland: Usually occurs in non-wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands.

UPL - Obligate Upland: Occurs almost always under natural conditions in non-wetlands.
SOIL MOISTURE:

W (Wet) - Saturated Soil

WM (Wet Mesic) - Seasonally Saturated Soil

M (Mesic) - Moderately Moist Soil

DM (Dry Mesic) - Well Drained Soil

D (Dry) - Excessively Drained Soil



SUN EXPOSURE:

  Full Sun

  Partial Sun

  Shade





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