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Inventory of Haehnle Sanctuary Unit #7 prairie plants on 08/30/2022

Thursday, September 01, 2022 12:21 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

Lathe Claflin and I did an inventory of the grassland under development at Hahenle Sanctuary.  This section of the property is part of the Peter and Gwyneth Schroder Tract which was acquired in 2018.

A USDA EQIP grant was started in 2018 and the section was planted in May, 2021.  The seed mix contained prairie grasses and forbes selected for their value as hosts for pollinator species.  Of the 24 plants that were seeded in 2021, we were able to find 14 specimens.

Most of the prairie grasses were found as well as Aster, coneflowers and sunflowers.  I was pleased to find an Indian Hemp plant, which was not in the seed mix.

List of plants found on survey

Common Name

Species Name

Aster, New England

Aster novae-angliae

Big bluestem grass

Andropogon gerardii

Black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta

Coneflower, Purple

Echinacea purpurea

Coreopsis, Sand

Coreopsis lanceolata, L. Var. lanceolata

Evening Primrose (Common)

Oenothera biennis

False sunflower/
Oxe-eyed Sunflower

Heliopsis helianthoides

Indian grass

Sorghastrum nutans

Little bluestem grass

Schizachyrium scoparius

Milkweed, Common

Asclepias syriaca

Partridge Pea

Chamaecrista fasciculata

Sunflower, Maximilian

Helianthus maximiliani

Switch grass

Panicum virgatum

Wild bergamot, Beebalm

Monarda fistulosa

Fleabane Daisy

Erigeron strigosus

Indian Hemp; Hemp Dogbane

Apocynum cannabinum

Ironweed, Common

Veronia fasciculata

Yarrow, White

Achillea millefolium

Maximilian Sunflower
(Steve Jerant)

Indian Grass(Steve Jerant)

Oxe-eyed Sunflower(Steve Jerant)

Indian Hemp
(Steve Jerant)

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