Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium)

Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium)

Prairie Brome (Bromus kalmii)

Prairie Brome (Bromus kalmii)

Prairie Cinquefoil (Potentilla arguta)

Prairie Cinquefoil (Potentilla arguta)

June Grass (Koeleria macrantha)

June Grass (Koeleria macrantha)

Shooting Star (Dodecatheon meadia)

Shooting Star (Dodecatheon meadia)

Dry Prairie

Less than 10% of a prairie community is covered by tree canopy; therefore, the plants that grow in these communities thrive in full sun. Soils in dry prairie communities vary from fine-textured silt and clay loams to coarse-textured sandy loams and sandy or gravelly soils. All are well-drained and moisture conditions through the growing season are relatively dry.

Alumroot, Prairie (Heuchera richardsonii)
Aster, Aromatic (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium)
Aster, Flax-leaved (Ionactis linariifolius)
Aster, Heath (Symphyotrichum ericoides)
Aster, Silky (Symphyotrichum sericeum)
Aster, Sky-blue (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense)
Aster, Smooth Blue (Symphyotrichum laeve)
Beardtongue, Foxglove (Penstemon digitalis)
Beardtongue, Hairy
(Penstemon hirsutus)
Beardtongue, Pale (Penstemon pallidus)
Bergamot, Wild (Monarda fistulosa)
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
Black-eyed Susan, Showy (Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa)
Black-eyed Susan, Sweet (Rudbeckia subtomentosa)

Blazing Star, Cylindrical
(Liatris cylindracea)
Blazing Star, Rough (Liatris aspera)
Blazing Star, Scaly (Liatris squarrosa)
Bluestem, Big
(Andropogon gerardii)
Bluestem, Little (Schizachyrium scoparium)
Boneset, False (Brickellia eupatorioides)
Brome, Ear-leaved (Bromus latiglumis)
Brome, Prairie (Bromus kalmii)
Brome, Woodland (Bromus pubescens)
Bush Clover, Round-headed (Lespedeza capitata)
Bush Clover, Violet (Lespedeza violacea)
Butterfly Weed
 (Asclepias tuberosa)
Cinquefoil, Prairie (Potentilla arguta)
Cinquefoil, Shrubby (Potentilla fruticosa)
Compass Plant
(Silphium laciniatum)
Coneflower, Gray-headed (Ratibida pinnata)
Coneflower, Pale Purple
(Echinacea pallida)
Coneflower, Purple (Echinacea purpurea)
Coreopsis, Prairie
(Coreopsis palmata)
Coreopsis, Sand (Coreopsis lanceolata)
Coreopsis, Tall (Coreopsis tripteris)
Eastern Prickly Pear (Opuntia humifusa)
Flowering Spurge (Euphorbia corollata)
Goldenrod, Early (Solidago juncea)
Goldenrod, Old-field (Solidago nemoralis)
Goldenrod, Prairie (Oligoneuron album)
Goldenrod, Showy (Solidago speciosa)
Goldenrod, Stiff
(Oligoneuron rigidum)
Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)
Indigo, Cream Wild False (Baptisia leucophaea (bracteata var leucophaea))
Indigo, White Wild (Baptisia leucantha)
June Grass (Koeleria macrantha)
Lead Plant (Amorpha canescens)
Lovegrass, Purple (Eragrostis spectabilis)
Milkweed, Common (Asclepias syriaca)
Milkweed, Whorled (Asclepias verticillata)
Mint, Horse (Monarda punctata)
Mint, Ohio Horse (Blephilia ciliata)
Onion, Nodding Wild (Allium cernuum)
Onion, Wild (Allium canadense)
Parsnip, Heart-leaved Meadow (Zizia aptera)
Petunia, Wild (Ruellia humilis)
Phlox, Cleft (Phlox bifida)
Prairie Clover, Purple (Dalea purpurea)
Prairie Clover, White (Dalea candida)
Prairie Dock (Silphium terebinthinaceum)
Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)
Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum)
Quinine, Wild (Parthenium integrifolium)
Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium)
Rose, Pasture (Rosa carolina)
Rosin Weed (Silphium integrifolium)
Sedge, Copper-shouldered Oval (Carex bicknellii)
Sedge, Long-awned Bracted (Carex gravida)
Sedge, Plains Oval (Carex brevior)
Sedge,
Yellow Fox 
(Carex annectens)
Shooting Star (Dodecatheon meadia)
Side-oats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula)
Spiderwort, Common 
(Tradescantia ohiensis)
Sunflower, Downy
(Helianthus mollis)
Sunflower, False (Heliopsis helianthoides)
Sunflower, Western (Helianthus occidentalis)
Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum)
Thimbleweed (Anemone cylindrica)
Tick Trefoil, Illinois (Desmodium illinoense)
Tick Trefoil, Showy (Desmodium canadense)
Tufted Hair Grass (Deschampsia cespitosa)
Vervain, Hoary
(Verbena stricta)
Vetch, Canadian Milk (Astragalus canadensis)
Wild Rye, Canada (Elymus canadensis)