Moore Nature Photography

The Backyard Prairie

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Welcome to my prairie. This prairie is on my property in n.e. Indiana. It was started in 2003 and additional areas are still being planted. Below is a list of plants that have matured enough to bloom (which is when it is easy to identify them :-) The Prairie is my "gardening" project and currently covers about 1 1/2 acres. These pictures are for your enjoyment - so enjoy!

If you do see any plants that I may have mis-identified, please drop a note to jeff AT

All images are copyrighted by Jeff Moore.



Andropogon gerardii - Big Bluestem
Elymus canadensis - Canada Wild Rye
Panicum virgatum - Switch Grass
Schizachyrium scoparium - Little Blue Stem
Sorghastrum nutans - Indian Grass



Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Milkweed
Baptisia leucantha - White Wild Indigo
Coreopsis tripteris - Tall Tickseed
Echinacea pallida - Pale Purple Coneflower
Heliopsis helianthoides - False Sunflower
Liatris scariosa nieuwandii - Savanna Blazingstar
Liatris spicata - Dense Blazingstar
Monarda fistulosa - Wild Bergamot
Parthenium integrifolium - Wild Quinine
Penstemon digitalis - Foxglove Beardtongue
Pycnanthemum virginianum - Mountain Mint
Ratibida pinnata - Yellow Coneflower
Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan
Silphium integrifolium - Rosin-Weed
Silphium laciniatum - Compass Plant
Silphium terebinthinaceaum - Prairie Dock
Tradescania ohiensis - Ohio Spiderwort
Verbena stricta - Hoary Vervain
Vernonia gigantea - Tall Ironweed
Zizia aurea - Golden Alexander