The Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois

Images of Prairie Plants — Genera Beginning with the Letter "S"

  • Salix humilis (prairie willow) [Salicaceae, Willow Family]

  • Sarracenia purpurea (purple pitcher plant) [Sarraceniaceae, Pitcher Plant Family] — not found in prairies, but a neat plant found in bogs in northeastern Illinois

  • Schizachyrium scoparium, also called Andropogon scoparius (little bluestem) [Poaceae or Gramineae, Grass Family]

  • Silene regia (royal catchfly) [Caryophyllaceae, Pink Family] — listed as ENDANGERED in Illinois.

  • Silphium integrifolium (rosin weed) [Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

  • Silphium laciniatum (compass plant) [Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

  • Silphium perfoliatum (cup plant) [Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

  • Silphium terebinthinaceum (prairie dock or prairie rosinweed) [Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

  • Hybrid between Silphium laciniatum (compass plant) and Silphium terebinthinaceum (prairie dock or prairie rosinweed) [Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

  • Sisyrinchium albidum (common blue-eyed grass) [Iridiaceae, Iris Family]

  • Smilacina stellata (starry false Solomon's seal or starry false lily-of-the-valley) [Liliaceae, Lily Family]

  • Solidago canadensis (Canada or tall goldendrod) [Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

  • Solidago graminifolia or Euthamia graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod)[Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

  • Solidago nemoralis (old-field or gray goldenrod)[Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

  • Solidago ohioensis or Oligoneuron ohioense (Ohio goldenrod) [Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

  • Solidago ptarmicoides, Aster ptarmicoides or Oligoneuron album (stiff aster, prairie goldenrod, white goldenrod) [Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

  • Solidago riddellii or Oligoneuron riddellii (Riddell's goldenrod) [Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

  • Solidago rigida or Oligoneuron rigidum (rigid or stiff goldenrod) [Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

  • Solidago speciosa (showy goldenrod) [Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

  • Solidago uliginosa (bog goldenrod) [Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

  • Sorghastrum nutans (Indian grass) [Poaceae or Gramineae, Grass Family]

  • Spartina pectinata (prairie cord grass) [Poaceae or Gramineae, Grass Family]

  • Spiraea alba (meadow-sweet) [Rosaceae, Rose Family]

  • Sporobolus heterolepis (prairie dropseed) [Poaceae or Gramineae, Grass Family]

  • Stipa spartea or Hesperostipa spartea (needle or porcupine grass) [Poaceae or Gramineae, Grass Family]

  • Stylisma pickeringii subsp. pattersonii (Patterson's bindweed or dawnflower) [Convolvulaceae, Morning Glory Family] — Endangered in Illinois


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    Created November 1997; updated 25 October 2004