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Rare plants in wisconsin right of ways

Rare Plants in Wisconsin Right-of-ways

Presentation prepared by:

Wisconsin Transportation Information Center-LTAP

University of Wisconsin-Madison


Right of ways a resource for rare plants
Right-of-ways – A resource for rare plants

  • Help locate and protect endangered and threatened Wisconsin plants

  • Watch for them during right-of-way work:

    • Mowing

    • Brushing

    • Spraying

    • Utility projects


Plants found in many counties

Plants found in many counties

Cream Gentian

Purple Milkweed


Cream gentian map
Cream Gentian Map

Found in:

  • Brown, Calumet, Columbia, Crawford,

  • Dane, Dunn, Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, Grant, Green, Iowa,

  • Jefferson, La Crosse, Lafayette, Milwaukee, Monroe,

  • Pepin, Polk, Racine, Richland,

  • St Croix, Sauk, Vernon, Walworth, and Waukesha

    Historical in Chippewa, Dodge, Kenosha, Outagamie, Rock, & Sheboygan


Cream gentian or yellowish gentian gentiana alba
Cream Gentian (or Yellowish Gentian)(Gentiana alba)

  • Blooms August-September

  • Flower 

    • Cream-colored – 1- ¼”

    • Tube shape with small opening at top

    • Clusters of many flowers

  • Plant 

    • Upright – 1 to 3 feet tall

    • Sturdy stems

    • Usually not branched

  • Grows in

    • Varied soil and moisture conditions

    • Sometimes found in roadside ditches and railroad rights-of-ways



Purple milkweed map
Purple Milkweed Map

Found in:

  • Crawford, Dane, Grant, Iowa, Kenosha, Lafayette,

  • Racine, Rock, Sauk, Walworth,

  • Waukesha, Waushara, & counties

    Historical in Jefferson, Milwaukee, Washington, Winnebago


Purple milkweed asclepias purpurascens

Blooms June to August

Flower

Purple-red flower cluster

Only 1-3 clusters to a plant

Always at or near top of stem

Often produces pods

Plant

Tall: 1-1/2 to 6 feet

Looks like common milkweed

Often found in ditches. More likely in dry soil

Purple Milkweed(Asclepias purpurascens)



Other important plants and their regions dwarf lake iris forked aster hairy wild petunia

Other important plants and their regionsDwarf Lake IrisForked AsterHairy Wild Petunia


Dwarf lake iris map
Dwarf Lake Iris Map

Found in

  • Door & Brown counties

    Formerly in Milwaukee County


Dwarf lake iris iris lacustris
Dwarf Lake Iris(Iris lacustris)

  • Very rare. Grows only on north shore of Lake Michigan, in Wisconsin.

  • Blooms peak in late May, a few into July

  • Plant

    • Tiny: leaves 6” long

    • Arranged in fans like garden iris

  • Flower

    • Blue-purple (a few white)

    • 3” diameter

    • 3” off the ground

  • Found in ditches with

    • Partial or filtered sun

    • Shallow soils (alkaline)

    • Near white cedars



Forked aster map eastern southeastern wisconsin
Forked Aster MapEastern & Southeastern Wisconsin

Found in:

  • Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Ozaukee,

  • Racine, Rock, Sheboygan,

  • Walworth, Washington, Waukesha

Formerly in Kewaunee & Winnebago


Forked aster aster furcatus
Forked Aster(Aster furcatus)

  • Blooms August through October

  • Flower

    • White, star-shaped

    • Tiny: ½ inch across

    • Branched cluster of 9-18 flowers

  • Plant

    • 12"-32" tall

  • Grows in moist woods and edges, often near streams

  • Rare. Only found in part of the Midwest.



Hairy wild petunia map southern wisconsin
Hairy Wild Petunia Map Southern Wisconsin

Found in:

  • Crawford, Dane, Grant, Outagamie,

  • Rock, & Winnebago counties

    Historical in Walworth


Hairy wild petunia ruellia humilis
Hairy Wild Petunia(Ruellia humilis)

  • Blooms May to October

    • Looks like garden petunia

  • Flowers

    • Pink - purple

    • Small: 1-1/4 inch wide

    • Funnel shaped

  • Plant

    • Upright

    • Short: 3"-18"Often less than 12”

  • Has been found along roadsides



Discovered 2005 outagamie county roadside
Discovered 2005Outagamie County roadside


Protected no mow area
ProtectedNo-mow area

  • Signs outline protected area

  • Use general term: “Native Plants”

  • Exact location not publicized


Other endangered or threatened plants that may appear in roadsides
Other endangered or threatened plants that may appear in roadsides

  • North & northeastern counties

    • Arrow-leaf Sweet Coltsfoot

  • Southern & eastern counties

    • Pale Purple Coneflower

    • Yellow Giant Hyssop

    • Pink Milkwort

  • Milwaukee & Racine counties

    • Axillary Goldenrod


Arrow leaf sweet coltsfoot map northern wisconsin
Arrow-leaf Sweet Coltsfoot Map Northern Wisconsin roadsides

Found in:

  • Bayfield, Douglas,

  • Forest, & Oconto counties


Arrow leaf sweet coltsfoot petasites sagittatus
Arrow-leaf Sweet Coltsfoot roadsides(Petasites sagittatus)

  • Blooms May-June

  • Flowers

    • Small: ½ inch

    • White

  • Plant

    • Large leaves: 12 inches

    • Arrow shaped

  • Grows in wet areas


Pale purple coneflower map southern wisconsin
Pale Purple Coneflower Map roadsidesSouthern Wisconsin

Found in:

  • Dane, Grant, Green,

  • Racine, & Rock counties


Pale purple coneflower echinacea pallida
Pale Purple Coneflower roadsides(Echinacea pallida)

  • Blooms June to August

  • Flowers

    • Drooping

    • Purple

    • One to a stem

  • Plant

    • Tall: 2 to 3 feet

    • Several stems in a cluster

  • Grows in full sun; dry to moderate moisture; sandy, loam soil


Giant yellow hyssop map southern wisconsin
Giant Yellow Hyssop Map roadsidesSouthern Wisconsin

Found in:

  • Columbia, Crawford, Dane

  • Grant, Green, Lafayette,

  • Racine, Rock, & Walworth counties

    Historical in Jefferson


Giant yellow hyssop agastache nepetoides
Giant Yellow Hyssop roadsides(Agastache nepetoides)

  • Blooms July through October

  • Flower

    • Cylindrical spikes

    • Green-yellow 5-parted

  • Plant

    • Tall: 2 to 5 feet

    • Resembles catnip

    • Square stem. Mint family


Pink milkwort map southern wisconsin
Pink Milkwort Map roadsidesSouthern Wisconsin

Found in:

  • Grant, Green, & Rock counties

    Historical or formerly found in Crawford, Dane, Iowa, Jefferson, Kenosha


Pink milkwort polygala incarnata
Pink Milkwort roadsides(Polygala incarnata)

Blooms early July to mid-September

Flower

  • Pink

  • Small spiky cluster ½”-1-1/2”

  • Single stems with distinct bluish-green color

  • Plant

    • Height: 8”-24”. Often less than 12”

  • Grows in dry soils

  • Nearly extinct in Wisconsin


  • Axillary goldenrod map milwaukee racine counties
    Axillary Goldenrod Map roadsidesMilwaukee & Racine counties


    Axillary goldenrod solidago caesia
    Axillary Goldenrod roadsides(Solidago caesia)

    Blooms August to October

    Flower

    • Cream to yellow

    • Short clustersusually 3-4

    • Where leaf joins stem

      Plant 

    • Upright

    • Tall: 12"-40”

      May grow in ditches if next to woods, semi shaded


    Why help preserve wisconsin threatened and endangered plants
    Why help preserve Wisconsin threatened and endangered plants?

    • Promote biodiversity – a natural mix of many different species which provide for a healthy environment.

    • Protect historic plants and habitats for future generations

    • Preserve plants important to butterflies and other insects

    • Preserve plants which may be future sources for medicines, treatments, etc.

    • Help maintain a varied and attractive landscape


    What you can do
    What you can do plants?

    • Contact your local DNR Transportation Liaison or Regional Ecologist to find out more

    • Mark right-of-ways once a species is identified

      • Local citizens and groups may be available to help

    • Protect by timed mowing or no-mow area

    • Alert crews doing brushing, digging, spraying, and utility work

    • Comply with administrative rule (NR27) and state statute

      • It is illegal to remove, transport, carry away, cut, root up, sever, injure or destroy a wild plant on the Wisconsin Endangered and Threatened Species List on public lands (which includes public right-of-ways). Section 29.604, Wis. Stats.


    Resources

    Department of Natural Resources plants?

    Regional Ecologists

    Armund BartzWestcentral Region608.785.9019Owen BoyleSoutheast Region414.263.8681

    Sarah CarterSouthcentral Region608.275.3276

     [Vacant]

    Northeast Region

    Ted GostomskiNorthern Region715.635.4153

    Transportation Liaisons

    Get current list by county of responsibility at:

    http://dnr.wi.gov/org/es/science/DOT_liaison_list.pdf

    Online plants information

    Wisconsin DNR, The Natural Heritage Inventory Working List: Rare Vascular Plants

    http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/er/

    Click on “Threatened and Endangered Species” and then on “Vascular Plants.” Click on the scientific name for details. No search function.

    UW-Stevens Point Freckman Herbarium

    http://wisplants.uwsp.edu/index.html

    Includes identifying information, photos and maps with town and range number locations of known plant populations, and links to other online resources. This is a general herbarium site covering 200,000 Wisconsin plants. search for common or scientific plant name under “vascular plants”

    USDA-NRCS PLANTS database

    http://plants.usda.gov/index.html

    Resources


    Credits
    Credits plants?

    • Rare Plants in Wisconsin Right-of-Ways, PowerPoint presentation, prepared by Lynn Entine, Senior Editor, Wisconsin Transportation Information Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.http://tic.engr.wisc.edu

    • Plant location maps (updated Feb. 2006): Craig Anderson, Wisconsin DNR, Natural Heritage Inventory Botanist

    • Coordination: Shelly Schaetz, Wisconsin DNR Transportation Liaison (Northeast)

    • Photos:

      • Gentian:Thomas G. Barnes @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

      • Milkweed:Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

      • Iris:Clayton Alway @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

      • Aster:Kitty Kohout, UW-Stevens Point

      • Petunia:Plants and roadside (summer): Patrick J. Robinson, Wisconsin DNR; Sign on roadside: Michelle M. Schaetz, Wisconsin DNR

      • Coltsfoot:June M. Dobberpuhl, UW-Stevens Point

      • Coneflower:James R. Sine, UW-Stevens Point

      • Hyssop:Kathie and Tom Brock, UW-Stevens Point

      • Milkwort:Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

      • Goldenrod:Kitty Kohout, UW-Stevens Point


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