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The Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois

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

 

  • Lespedeza capitata (round-headed bush clover or roundhead lespedeza) [Fabaceae or Leguminosae, Bean Family]

     

  • Lespedeza leptostachya (prairie bush clover or prairie lespedeza) [Fabaceae or Leguminosae, Bean Family]

     

  • Lesquerella ludoviciana (silvery or foothill bladderpod) [Brassicaceae or Cruciferae, Mustard Family] — Listed as Endangered in Illinois

     

  • Liatris aspera (rough or tall blazing star) [Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

     

  • Liatris cylindracea (cylindric blazing star) [Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

     

  • Liatris pycnostachya (prairie blazing star) [Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

     

  • Liatris scariosa var. nieuwlandii (savanna blazing star) [Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

     

  • Liatris spicata (marsh blazing star) [Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

     

  • Lilium philadelphicum var. andinum (prairie lily; also called wood lily in the eastern United States) [Liliaceae, Lily Family]

     

  • Linum sulcatum (grooved yellow flax) [Linaceae, Flax Family]

     

  • Lithospermum canescens (hoary puccoon) [Boraginaceae, Borage Family]

     

  • Lithospermum croceum or L. caroliniense (hairy or sand puccoon) 

     

  • Lithospermum incisum (fringed puccoon) [Boraginaceae, Borage Family]

     

  • Lupinus perennis (wild or sundial lupine) [Fabaceae or Leguminosae, Bean Family]

     

     


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  • Created November 1997; updated 25 October 2004



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