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Common and Endemic Herbaceous Plants of Cedar Glades by Scientific Name

References used.
Click on a scientific name to view images of a species. 
Click here for a fairly comprehensive list and images of common middle Tennessee plants.

Go to Center for Cedar Glades Studies at Middle Tennessee State University website

Revised May 2006


ThumbnailScientific NameCommon NameFamily Name Page No. in Carman GuideStart BloomStop BloomOriginSynonyms
Allium canadensemeadow garlicLiliaceae3535.47.1N* Canada garlic,wild garlic
Allium cernuumnodding wild onionLiliaceae35379Nnodding onion
Allium stellatumautumn onionLiliaceae35379Nwild onion
Andropogon virginicusbroomsedgePoaceae347810N
Anemone carolinianaCarolina anemoneRanunculaceae3345N
Aristida longespicaslimspike threeawnPoaceae910NAristida longispica,slimspike three awn grass
Asclepias viridifloragreen comet milkweedAsclepiadaceae1947.28.4N
Asclepias viridisgreen antelope hornAsclepiadaceae19556NAsclepiodora viridis
Astragalus bibullatusPyne's ground plumFabaceae12644Nlimestone glade milkvetch
Astragalus tennesseensisTennessee milkvetchFabaceae12745N
Blephilia ciliatadowny woodmintLamiaceae2175.27.3Ndowny pagoda plant
Brickellia eupatorioidesfalse bonesetAsteraceae311810NKuhnia eupatorioides
Bromus kalmiiarctic bromePoaceae
Carex blandawoodland sedgeCyperaceae057N
Carex bushiiBush's sedgeCyperaceae
Carex cherokeensisCherokee sedgeCyperaceae
Carex complanatahirsute sedgeCyperaceae
Carex craweiCrawe's sedgeCyperaceae
Carex variawhite tinted sedgeCyperaceae047NCarex albicans var. albicans
Chaerophyllum procumbenswild chervilApiaceae17434Nspreading chervil
Chamaesyce prostrataprostrate sandmatEuphorbiaceaeEuphorbia chamaesyce
Chasmanthium latifoliumriver oatsPoaceae347610NUniola latifolia,Indian wood oats,spangle grass
Clematis virginianavirgin's bowerRanunculaceae3679N
Clinopodium glabellumglade savoryLamiaceae2175.28NOzark calamint,Calamintha glabella,Satureja glabella
Comandra umbellatabastard toadflaxSantalaceae15645N
Croton capitatushogwortEuphorbiaceae157610N
Croton monanthogynuslemon spurgeEuphorbiaceae157610Nprairie tea
Cyperus squarrosusbearded flatsedgeCyperaceae79NCyperus inflexus
Dalea foliosaleafy prairie cloverFabaceae13179NPetalostemon foliosus
Dalea gattingeriGattinger's prairie cloverFabaceae1325.29Npurpletassels, Petalostemon gattingeri
Delphinium carolinianum ssp. calciphilumprairie larkspurRanunculaceae3857NDelphinium virescens
Desmanthus illinoensisprairie mimosaFabaceae13267Nprairie bundleflower
Dichanthelium acuminatum var. fasciculatumwestern panic grassPoaceae069NPanicum lanuginosum,hairy panic grass
Dichanthelium dichotomum var. dichotomumcypress panicgrassPoaceae058NPanicum annulum,ringed panic grass, Panicum dichotomum ,bushy panic grass
Dichanthelium laxiflorumopenflower rosette grassPoaceaeNPanicum laxiflorum, lax Panicum xalapense, flowered panicum,
Dichanthelium oligosanthes var. scribnerianumScribner's rosette grassPoaceae0511NPanicum helleri
Dichanthelium sphaerocarpon var. sphaerocarponroundseed panic grassPoaceae056NPanicum sphaerocarpon,round fruited panic grass
Diodia teresrough buttonweedRubiaceae26069Npoor joe
Eleocharis compressaflatstem spikerushCyperaceae4.37NAm
Eragrostis spectabilispurple lovegrassPoaceae0710N
Erigeron strigosuslesser daisy fleabaneAsteraceae2935.28Nprairie fleabane
Eupatorium albumwhite bracted thoroughwortAsteraceae29479Nwhite thoroughwort
Eupatorium altissimumtall thoroughwortAsteraceae294810N
Euphorbia corollataflowering spurgeEuphorbiaceae1586.49.2N
Galactia volubilishairy milk peaFabaceae13378Ndowny milk pea
Geranium carolinianumpink Carolina cranesbillGeraniaceae1704.38NCarolina geranium
Geum canadensewhite avensRosaceae1176.48.4N
Glandularia canadensisrose vervainVerbenaceae2143.49NVerbena canadensis,rose mock vervain
Grindelia lanceolatanarrowleaf gum weedAsteraceae29969N
Heliotropium tenellumslender heliotropeBoraginaceae21168Npasture heliotrope
Houstonia purpurea var. purpureasummer bluetsRubiaceae2644.26.1N* Hedyotis purpurea, Houstonia purpurea,Venus' pride
Houstonia pusillaleast bluetRubiaceae2623.44NHedyotis crassifolia,tiny bluet,Houstonia patens
Hypericum dolabriformestraggling St. John's wortClusiaceae6.38.3*
Hypericum frondosumcedarglade St. John's wortClusiaceae6357Ngolden St. Johnswort
Hypericum sphaerocarpumrough fruited St. John's wortClusiaceae6668Nroundseed St. John's wort
Hypoxis hirsutayellow stargrassAmaryllidaceae3814.16.1Ncommon goldstar
Juncus dichotomusforked rushJuncaceae069N
Juncus dudleyiDudley's rushJuncaceae069N
Juncus scirpoidesneedle pod rushJuncaceae079N
Leavenworthia crassafleshy fruit glade cressBrassicaceae
Leavenworthia exiguaTennessee glade cressBrassicaceae9134Npasture glade cress
Leavenworthia stylosalong styled glade cressBrassicaceae923.25Ncedar glade cress, Nashville Mustard
Leavenworthia torulosabeaded glade cressBrassicaceae9235Nnecklace glade cress
Leavenworthia uniflorasmall glade cressBrassicaceae9325NMichaux's glade cress
Lesquerella densipilaDuck River bladderpodBrassicaceae943.25N
Lesquerella lyratalyreleaf bladderpodBrassicaceae
Lesquerella perforataSpring Creek bladderpodBrassicaceae953.24N
Lesquerella stonensisStones River bladderpodBrassicaceae963.34N
Liatris asperatall blazing starAsteraceae312810Nrough blazing star
Liatris squarrosascaly blazing starAsteraceae3147.210.2N
Lobelia appendiculata var. gattingeriGattinger's lobeliaCampanulaceae2565.26N
Manfreda virginicafalse aloeAgavaceae38267NAgave virginica
Melica muticatwoflower melicPoaceae045Ntwoflower melic grass
Minuartia patulaglade sandwortCaryophyllaceae544.16NArenaria patula,pitcher's stitchwort
Muhlenbergia soboliferabranched muhlyPoaceae0910Nrock muhly
Nothoscordum bivalvefalse garlicLiliaceae3654.15.2N
Oenothera trilobathree lobed evening primroseOnagraceae15456Nstemless evening primrose
Onosmodium mollefalse gromwellBoraginaceae21367Nsoft hair marble seed
Opuntia humifusadevil's tongueCactaceae515.37.2Nprickly-pear,Opuntia compressa
Oxalis corniculatacreeping woodsorrelOxalidaceae0411Ncreeping lady's sorrel
Oxalis priceaePrice's woodsorrelOxalidaceae16945NOxalis macrantha,tufted yellow woodsorrel
Oxalis strictayellow woodsorrelOxalidaceae1694.36.4Ncommon yellow oxalis,Oxalis cymosa, Oxalis dillenii
Oxalis violaceaviolet woodsorrelOxalidaceae1704.16N
Packera anonymasouthern ragwortAsteraceae3225.16NSmall's ragwort, Senecio anonymus, Senecio smallii
Packera obovataround leaf ragwortAsteraceae3234.16NSenecio obovatus
Panicum bosciiBosc's panic grassPoaceae068N
Panicum capillarewitchgrassPoaceae0810N
Panicum flexilewiry panic grassPoaceae0710Nwiry witchgrass
Panicum malacophylumsoft leaved panicumPoaceaeN
Paspalum setaceumthin paspalumPoaceae079NPaspalum ciliatifolium
Pediomelum subacauleNashville breadrootFabaceae1384.15NPsoralea subacaulis, whiterim scurfpea,Indian breadroot
Penstemon tenuifloruseastern white flower beardtongueScrophulariaceae2465.16.3Nslender flowered beardtongue
Phacelia dubia var. interiorglade phaceliaHydrophyllaceae20846Ninterior phacelia
Phlox bifida ssp. stellariaglade phloxPolemoniaceae2033.45NPhlox bifida
Plantago aristatabracted plantainPlantaginaceae23457Namlarge bracted plantain
Plantago virginicadwarf plantainPlantaginaceae23446NVirginia plantain
Portulaca oleraceapurslanePortulacaceae56611As
Potentilla simplexcommon cinquefoilRosaceae1204.36.1N
Ranunculus bulbosusbulbosus buttercupRanunculaceae413.46Eu
Ranunculus fascicularisearly buttercupRanunculaceae414.25.2N*
Ranunculus hispidus var. nitidusbristly buttercupRanunculaceae4247NRanunculus septentrionalis,swamp buttercup
Ranunculus micranthushairy kidney leafRanunculaceae035N
Rosa carolinaCarolina roseRosaceae1215.37.1Npasture rose
Rudbeckia hirtablack eyed SusanAsteraceae3206.29.2N
Rudbeckia trilobabrown eyed SusanAsteraceae321610Nthin-leaf coneflower
Ruellia humilisglade wild petuniaAcanthaceae25257Nruellia,fringeleaf wild petunia
Salvia lyratalyre leaf sageLamiaceae2264.36.1N
Schoenolirion croceumsunnybellsLiliaceae36734Nyellow sunnybell
Scutellaria parvulasmall skullcapLamiaceae2305.28N
Sedum pulchellumpink stonecropCrassulaceae1084.37.2Nsedum,widow's cross
Sida elliottiicostal plain sidaMalvaceae7068NElliott's fanpetals
Sisyrinchium albidumpale blue eyed grassIridaceae3884.35Nwhite blue eyed grass
Solidago gattingeriGattinger's goldenrodAsteraceaeN
Sporobolus vaginifloruspoverty dropseedPoaceae099N
Symphyotrichum pilosumwhite heath asterAsteraceae277910Nhairy white oldfield aster, Aster pilosus, awl aster
Talinum calcaricumlimestone fameflowerPortulacaceae5359N
Trichostema brachiatumfalse pennyroyalLamiaceae23379NIsanthus brachiatus, fluxweed
Tridens flavuspurpletopPoaceae0810NTriodia flava,tall redtop
Valerianella radiatabeaked corn saladValerianaceae2704.25N
Valerianella umbilicatanavel cornsaladValerianaceae2704.35N
Verbesina virginicawhite crownbeardAsteraceae3337.310Nfrostweed
Viola egglestoniiglade violetViolaceae753.45N
Other characteristic cedar glade organisms (click on thumbnail for a larger view)
right: (c) 2008 Darel Hess
cyanobacteria: Nostoc commune (dry: left and center, moist: right) hires hires hires


moss: Pleurochaete squarrosa hires hires