INDU Great Marsh, Cowles Wetland Complex West
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At the western area of the Cowles Bog Wetland Complex at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, these 50 acres are actively being restored after cattail removal. The work is being done north of the NIPSCO berm, which was constructed in the early 1970's.

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Latin NameCommon NameMapStrataNative?
Acorus americanusAmerican sweet flagYES
Agrostis hyemalistickle grassYES
Alisma subcordatumcommon water plantainYES
Ambrosia artemisiifoliacommon ragweedYES
Aster pilosushairy aster; frost-weed asterYES
Aster puniceusbristly asterYES
Aster umbellatusflat-top asterYES
Bidens cernuanodding bur marigoldYES
Bidens connatapurple-stemmed tickseedYES
Calamagrostis canadensisblue joint grassYES
Cardamine bulbosabulbous cressYES
Carex  ?
Carex comosabristly sedgeYES
Carex lacustriscommon lake sedgeYES
Carex luridabottlebrush sedgeYES
Carex strictacommon tussock sedgeYES
Chelone glabraturtleheadYES
Conyza ramosissimadwarf fleabaneYES
Cornus racemosagray dogwoodYES
Cyperus  ?
Cyperus odoratusrusty nut sedge, false rusty flat sedgeYES
Decodon verticillatusswamp loosestrifeYES
Echinochloa  ?
Echinochloa crus-gallibarnyard grassNO [invasive]
Epilobium coloratumcinnamon willow herbYES
Epilobium leptophyllumfen willow herbYES
Erechtites hieraciifolius var. hieraciifoliuspilewort, burnweed, white fireweedYES
Eupatorium maculatumspotted Joe Pye weedYES
Eupatorium perfoliatumcommon bonesetYES
Euthamia graminifolia var. nuttalliihairy grass-leaved goldenrodYES
Galium tinctoriumstiff bedstrawYES
Helenium autumnalesneezeweedYES
Impatiens capensisspotted touch-me-not; orange jewelweedYES
Iris virginicablue flagYES
Juncus  ?
Juncus canadensisCanadian rushYES
Juncus torreyiTorrey's rushYES
Leersia oryzoidesrice cut grassYES
Lemna  ?
Liatris spicatamarsh blazing star; gay featherYES
Lobelia siphiliticagreat blue lobeliaYES
Lycopus uniflorusnorthern bugle weedYES
Lythrum salicariapurple loosestrifeNO [invasive]
Mentha arvensiswild mintYES
Mimulus ringensmonkey flowerYES
Penstemon digitalisfoxglove beard tongueYES
Penthorum sedoidesditch stonecropYES
Persicaria arifoliahalberd-leaved tear-thumbYES
Persicaria hydropiperwater pepperYES
Persicaria sagittataarrow-leaved tearthumbYES
Phragmites australiscommon reedNO [invasive]
Pilea fontanabog clearweedYES
Poa compressaCanada blue grassNO [invasive]
Pycnanthemum virginianumVirginia mountain mintYES
Rumex britannicagreat water dockYES
Salix amygdaloidespeach-leaved willowYES
Schoenoplectus acutus var. acutushard-stemmed bulrushYES
Schoenoplectus pungenschairmaker's rushYES
Scirpus cyperinuswool grassYES
Scutellaria laterifloramad-dog skullcapYES
Senecio  ?
Solanum dulcamarabittersweet nightshadeNO [invasive]
Solidago altissimatall goldenrodYES
Solidago patulaswamp goldenrodYES
Solidago rugosarough goldenrodYES
Spartina pectinataprairie cord grassYES
Typha x glaucahybrid cattailNO [invasive]
Verbena hastatablue vervainYES
Zizia aureagolden AlexandersYES
57 native6 unknown6 nonnative(6 invasive non-native)Species count : 69
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