Cressmoor Prairie
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Cressmoor Prairie Nature Preserve is owned by the Shirley Heinze Land Trust and is a state-dedicated nature preserve. Covering 38 acres, it is a black soil prairie representative of one of the rarest ecosystems in the state. The majority of the landscape is in excellent condition, despite a history of agriculture and grazing. This is an extremely high-quality prairie with at least 10 state-listed species of plants and five threatened species of insects that are remnant-dependent. The prairie is managed to reduce woody species and is maintained by fire. In the southeast corner is a small black- and bur oak savanna.

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Latin NameCommon NameMapStrataNative?
Acer saccharinumsilver mapleYES
Achillea  ?
Achillea millefoliumyarrow; milfoilYES
Agrimonia gryposepalatall agrimonyYES
Agrimonia parvifloraswamp agrimonyYES
Agrimonia pubescenssoft agrimonyYES
Agrostis gigantearedtopNO [invasive]
Allium canadensewild onion; wild garlicYES
Ambrosia artemisiifoliacommon ragweedYES
Andropogon gerardiibig bluestem; turkeyfootYES
Anemone cylindricathimbleweedYES
Antennaria neglectacat's footYES
Apocynum cannabinumindian help; dogbaneYES
Apocynum sibiricumprairie indian hemp; dogbaneYES
Arctium minuscommon burdockNO [invasive]
Asclepias  ?
Asclepias incarnataswamp milkweedYES
Asclepias sullivantiiprairie milkweedYES
Asclepias syriacacommon milkweedYES
Asclepias tuberosabutterfly weed; butterly milkweedYES
Asclepias verticillata