Species List

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Mammals

A total of 22 mammal species listed

Opposum Didelphis virginiana
Nine-Banded Armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus
Eastern Mole Scalopus aquaticus
Short-Tailed Shrew Blarina brevicauda
Cotton Rat Sigmodon hispidus
Eastern Chipmunk Tamias striatus
Deer Mouse Peromyscus maniculatus
Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis
Fox Squirrel Sciurus niger
House Mouse Mus musculus
Southern Flying Squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus
Woodchuck Marmota monax
Woodland Vole Microtus pinetorum
Eastern Cottontail Sylvilagus floridanus
Domestic Cat Felis domesticus
Bobcat Lynx rufus
Domestic Dog Canis familiaris
Coyote Canis latrans
Mink Mustela vison
Raccoon Procyon lotor
Striped Skunk Mephitis mephitis
White-Tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus

Birds

A total of 76 bird species listed

American Woodcock
Belted Kingfisher
Canada Goose
Common Snipe  
Great Blue Heron  
Green Heron  
Killdeer  
Mourning Dove  
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird  
Wood Duck  
Yellow-Billed Cuckoo  
Bobwhite Quail  
Wild Turkey  
Bald Eagle  
Barred Owl  
Cooper’s Hawk  
Eastern Screech Owl  
Great Horned Owl  
Red-Shouldered Hawk  
Red-Tailed Hawk  
Sharp-Shinned Hawk  
Turkey Vulture  
Downy Woodpecker  
Hairy Woodpecker  
Northern Flicker  
Pileated Woodpecker  
Red-Bellied Woodpecker  
Red-Headed Woodpecker  
Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker  
American Tree Sparrow  
Baltimore Oriole  
Blue Grosbeak  
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher  
Bluejay  
Brown Creeper  
Brown-Headed Cowbird  
Cardinal  
Carolina Chickadee  
Carolina Wren  
Cedar Waxwing  
Chipping Sparrow  
Common Grackle  
Crow  
Dickcissel  
Eastern Bluebird  
Eastern Kingbird  
Eastern Meadowlark  
Eastern Phoebe  
Eastern Towhee  
European Starling  
Fox Sparrow  
Goldfinch  
Harris’ Sparrow  
House Finch  
House Sparrow  
Indigo Bunting  
Junco  
Lousiana Waterthrush  
Mockingbird  
Northern Parula  
Ovenbird  
Prothonotory Warbler  
Purple Finch  
Red-Breasted Nuthatch  
Red-Winged Blackbird  
Robin  
Rose-Breasted Grosbeak  
Scarlet Tanager  
Song Sparrow  
Summer Tanager  
Tufted Titmouse  
White-Breasted Nuthatch  
White-Crowned Sparrow  
White-Throated Sparrow  
Wood Thrush  
Yellow-Rumped Warbler  

Reptiles

A total of 24 reptile species listed

Broad-Headed Skink Eumeces laticeps
Five-Lined Skink Eumeces fasciatus
Ground Skink Scincella lateralis
Prairie Lizard Sceloporus consobrinus
Western Slender Glass Lizard Ophisaurus attenuatus
Six-lined Racerunner Aspidoscelis sexlineata
Western Wormsnake Carphophis vermis
Eastern Racer Coluber constrictor
Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus
Black Ratsnake Elaphe obsoleta
Prairie Kingsnake Lampropeltis calligaster
Speckled Kingsnake Lampropeltis getula
Coachwhip Masticophis flagellum
Northern Watersnake Nerodia sipedon
Rough Greensnake Opheodrys aestivus
Brown Snake Storeria dekayi
Redbelly Snake Storeria occipitomaculata
Western Ribbon Snake Thamnophis proximus
Eastern Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis
Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix
Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina
Ornate Box Turtle Terrapene ornata
Three-Toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina
Red-Eared Slider Trachemys scripta

Amphibians

A total of 9 amphibian species listed

American Toad Bufo americanus
Cricket Frog Acris crepitans
Cope’s Gray Treefrog Hyla chrysoscelis
Eastern Gray Treefrog Hyla versicolor
Spring Peeper Pseudacris crucifer
Western Chorus Frog Pseudacris maculata
Bullfrog Rana catesbeiana
Pickerel Frog Rana palustris
Southern Leopard Frog Rana sphenocephala

Fish

Coming soon!

Invertebrates

Coming soon!

Vascular Plants

A total of 228 vascular plant species listed

Unless otherwise noted, we believe each species in this list was naturally found at Pearl Creek Farm or was brought in by the previous owners. We still have some work to do on identifications, of course, and we need some grass and sedge heads to help us!

1 These native species were brought to the farm by us as seed or small plants as part of one of our restoration projects. They did not occur here naturally as far as we know.

2 These species are introduced (non-native) to Missouri and are reluctantly tolerated.

3 These species are introduced (non-native) to Missouri and are actively removed whenever possible, some with extreme prejudice.

4 This species is not native to Missouri but it has a special meaning to Michelle and was planted the summer Julian was born.

Acer negundo box elder  
Achillea millefolium yarrow 2
Ailanthus altissima tree from hell 3
Alisma subcordatum southern water plantain 1
Allium wild onion  
Ambrosia ragweed  
Amelanchier arborea serviceberry  
Andropogon virginicus broomsedge  
Apocynum dogbane  
Aquilegia canadensis columbine 1
Arisaema dracontium green dragon  
Arisaema triphyllum Jack-in-the-pulpit  
Asarum canadense wild ginger  
Asclepias syriaca common milkweed 1
Asclepias tuberosa butterfly milkweed  
Asclepias verticillata whorled milkweed  
Asclepias viridiflora green comet milkweed  
Asimina triloba pawpaw  
Asplenium platyneuron ebony spleenwort  
Atriplicifolium Indian plantain  
Baptisia alba white indigo 1
Baptisia australis blue indigo 1
Barbarea vulgaris yellow rocket 2
Bidens beggar’s tick  
Bouteloua curtipendula sideoats grama 1
Brickellia eupatorioides false boneset  
Bromus sterilis barren brome 3
Camassia scilloides wild hyacinth 1
Campsis radicans trumpet creeper  
Cardamine concatenata toothwort  
Carduus nutans musk thistle 3
Carex conjuncta soft fox sedge  
Carex lupulina hop sedge  
Carex shortiana Short’s sedge  
Carex squarrosa squarrose sedge 1
Carya cordiformis bitternut (pignut) hickory  
Carya texana black hickory  
Cassia fasciculata partridge pea 1
Castilleja coccinea Indian paintbrush 1
Celastrus scandens American bittersweet  
Celtis occidentalis northern hackberry  
Celtis tenuifolia dwarf hackberry  
Cercis canadensis eastern redbud  
Chenopodium lambsquarters 2
Cirsium native thistle  
Cirsium vulgare bull thistle 3
Claytonia virginica spring beauty  
Comandra umbellata bastard toadflax  
Commelina dayflower  
Conyza canadensis mare’s tail  
Coreopsis coreopsis 1
Cornus florida flowering dogwood  
Corylus americana hazelnut  
Cynodon dactylon Bermuda grass 2
Cyperus nut grass  
Daucus carota Queen Anne’s lace 2
Desmodium tick trefoil 1
Dianthus armeria Deptford pink 2
Diospyros virginiana persimmon  
Dodecatheon meadia shooting star 1
Echinacea pallida pale purple coneflower 1
Echinacea paradoxa yellow coneflower 1
Echinacea purpurea purple coneflower 1
Elaeagnus autumn olive 3
Eleocharis spikerush 1
Elephantopus carolinianus elephant’s foot  
Elymus canadensis Canada wild rye 1
Equisetum horsetail 1
Erigeron strigosus daisy fleabane  
Eryngium yuccifolium rattlesnake master 1
Erythronium dog-tooth violet  
Euonymus fortunei wintercreeper 3
Eupatorium snakeroot  
Eupatorium boneset 1
Festuca arundinacea tall fescue 3
Forsythia forsythia 3
Fraxinus americana white ash  
Gallium bedstraw  
Geranium cranesbill  
Geranium maculatum wild geranium  
Geum avens  
Ginkgo biloba maidenhair tree 4
Gleditsia triacanthos honey locust  
Hedyotis crassifolia small bluets  
Helianthus grossoserratus sawtooth sunflower  
Helianthus maximilianii Maximilian sunflower 1
Helianthus mollis ashy sunflower 1
Hemerocallis fulva orange day lily 2
Hesperis matronalis dame’s rocket 3
Hybiscus syriacus rose of sharon 2
Impatiens capensis spotted touch-me-not  
Iris cultivated iris 2
Juglans nigra black walnut  
Juncus rush  
Juniperus virginiana eastern red cedar  
Krigia native dandelion  
Krigia biflora two-flowered dwarf dandelion  
Lactuca canadensis wild lettuce  
Lamium amplexicaule henbit 3
Lamium purpureum dead nettle 3
Lemna duckweed  
Lespedeza capitata roundhead lespedeza 1
Lespedeza cuneata sericea lespedeza 3
Leucanthemum vulgare ox-eye daisy  
Liatris aspera rough blazing star 1
Liatris pycnostachya blazing star 1
Lindera benzoin spice bush  
Lonicera japonica Japanese honeysuckle 3
Lonicera maackii bush honeysuckle 3
Ludwigia alternifolia rattlebox 1
Maclura pomifera hedge apple (Osage orange) 3
Maianthemum racemosum false Solomon’s seal  
Melilotus sweet clover 3
Melothria pendula Guadeloupe cucumber  
Mimosa quadrivalvis sensitive briar 1
Mirabilis nyctaginea wild four-o-clock  
Monarda horsemint  
Morus rubra red mulberry  
Muscari grape hyacinth 2
Narcissus pseudonarcissus daffodil 2
Nothoscordum wild garlic  
Nuphar lutea spatterdock 1
Nuttallanthus canadensis blue toadflax  
Nymphaea odorata white water lily 1
Oenothera evening primrose  
Oenothera biennis evening primrose  
Oligoneuron album white upland aster 1
Onoclea sensibilis sensitive fern  
Ornithogalum star of Bethlehem 2
Oxalis stricta yellow wood sorrel  
Panicum panic grass  
Panicum virgatum switch grass 1
Parthenium integrifolium wild quinine 1
Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia creeper  
Passiflora incarnata passion flower  
Passiflora lutea passion flower  
Pedicularis canadensis common lousewort 1
Pellaea cliffbrake fern  
Penstemon pallidus pale beard-tongue 1
Perilla frutescens beefsteak plant 3
Phlox divaricata wild sweet William  
Phlox paniculata summer phlox  
Phryma leptostachya lopseed  
Physalis longifolia ground cherry  
Phytolacca americana pokeweed  
Pilea pumila clearweed  
Plantago virginica hoary plantain  
Platanus occidentalis sycamore  
Poa pratensis Kentucky bluegrass 2
Podophyllum peltatum May apple  
Polygonatum biflorum Solomon’s seal  
Polygonum virginianum Virginia knotweed  
Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas fern  
Potentilla simplex common cinquefoil  
Prunus wild plum  
Prunus serotina black cherry  
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium slender mountain mint 1
Quercus alba white oak  
Quercus imbricaria shingle oak  
Quercus marilandica black jack oak  
Quercus rubra red oak  
Quercus stellata post oak  
Quercus velutina black oak  
Ranunculus buttercup  
Ratibida pinnata gray-headed coneflower 1
Rhus copallina winged sumac  
Ribes missouriense wild gooseberry  
Robinia pseudo-acacia black locust  
Rosa multiflora multiflora rose 3
Rosa setigera prairie rose 1
Rubus native blackberry  
Rudbeckia hirta black-eyed Susan  
Rudbeckia triloba brown-eyed Susan  
Ruellia wild petunia  
Rumex dock 2
Sagittaria arrowhead 1
Salix willow  
Sambucus canadensis elderberry  
Sassafras albidum sassafras  
Saururus cernuus lizard’s tail 1
Schizachyrium scoparium little bluestem 1
Scrophularia marilandica figwort  
Scutellaria incana downy skullcap  
Senecio ragwort  
Senna marilandica wild senna  
Silphium integrifolium rosinweed 1
Silphium laciniatum compass plant 1
Silphium perfoliatum cup plant 1
Silphium terebinthinaceum prairie dock 1
Sisyrinchium campestre blue-eyed grass  
Smilax hispida catbrier  
Solanum carolinense horse nettle  
Solidago goldenrod 1
Solidago canadensis common goldenrod  
Sorghastrum nutans Indian grass 1
Sorghum halepense Johnson grass 3
Spiranthes cernua nodding ladies’ tresses  
Staphylea trifolia American bladdernut  
Stellaria media chickweed 3
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus buckbrush (coral berry)  
Talinum parviflorum rock pink 1
Taraxacum officinale common dandelion 2
Teucrium canadense American germander  
Thalictrum thalictroides rue anemone  
Torilis japonica hedge parsley 2
Toxicodendron radicans poison ivy  
Tradescantia spiderwort  
Trifolium repens white clover 2
Trillium trillium  
Triodanis perfoliata Venus’ looking glass  
Tripsacum dactyloides eastern gama grass 1
Ulmus americana American elm  
Ulmus pumila Siberian elm 2
Urtica nettle  
Valerianella corn salad  
Verbascum blattaria moth mullein 2
Verbascum thapsus mullein 3
Verbena canadensis rose verbena  
Verbena hastata blue vervain  
Verbena simplex narrow-leaved vervain  
Verbesina alternifolia wingstem 1
Verbesina virginica white crownbeard  
Vernonia ironweed  
Viburnum prunifolium black haw  
Vinca minor periwinkle 3
Viola violet  
Vitis wild grape  
Wolffia watermeal  
Zizia aurea golden alexander 1

Bryophytes

A total of 16 bryophyte species listed

Amblystegium varium
Atrichum angustatum
Bryoandersonia illecebra
Bryum argenteum
Conocephalum conicum
Ditrichum pallidum
Fissidens bryoides
Funaria hygrometrica
Haplocladium microphyllum
Hygroamblystegium tenax
Leskea gracilescens
Physcomitrium pyriforme
Plagiomnium ellipticum
Thuidium delicatulum
Trichostomum tenuirostre
Weissia jamaicensis

4 thoughts on “Species List

  1. I had to look a few of the birds up as I never heard of them. Mom would have loved your list.

  2. No. As far as I know, Ailanthus and bush honeysuckle no longer live on the place, but I’m sure they could make a reappearance. Those are the only two I could make any valid eradication claim. The multiflora rose and tall fescue are on the run, though.

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