The Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois

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

  • Echinacea pallida (pale coneflower) [Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

  • Echinacea purpurea (purple coneflower) [Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family] — not a prairie plant in Illinois but rather found mostly in savannas and along the edges of woods

  • Elymus canadensis (Canada wild rye) [Poaceae or Gramineae, Grass Family]

    Erigeron canadensis or Conyza canadensis or (horseweed) [Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

  • Erigeron strigosus (daisy or prairie fleabane) [Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

  • Eryngium yuccifolium (rattlesnake master or button eryngo) [Apiaceae or Umbelliferae, Carrot Family]

  • Erythronium mesochoreum (prairie dog-tooth-violet, prairie troutlily, or midland fawnlily) [Liliaceae, Lily Family]

  • Eupatorium altissimum (tall boneset or thoroughwort) [Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

  • Eupatorum maculatum or Eupatoriadelphus maculatus (spotted Joe-Pye weed) [Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

  • Eupatorium perfoliatum (common or perfoliate boneset) [Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

  • Eupatorium serotinum (late boneset or lateflowering thoroughwort) [Asteraceae or Compositae, Sunflower Family]

  • Euphorbia corollata (flowering spruge) [Euphorbiaceae, Spruge Family]

  • Euphorbia cyparissias (cypress spruge) [Euphorbiaceae, Spruge Family] — NOT native to Illinois

  • Euphorbia dentata or Poinsettia dentata(wild poinsettia or toothed spurge) [Euphorbiaceae, Spruge Family]

  • Euphorbia heterophylla or Poinsettia cyathophora (wild poinsettia, painted spurge, fire-on-the-mountain) [Euphorbiaceae, Spruge Family]

  • Euphorbia marginata (Snow-on-the-mountain) [Euphorbiaceae, Spruge Family]— NOT native to Illinois

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


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    Created November 1997; updated 25 October 2004