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List of Nebraska Species as used in 'The Flora of Nebraska',

Kaul, Sutherland, and Rolfsmeier, 2011

All of Nebraska’s native and naturalized species of vascular plants-ferns, fern allies, conifers and flowering plants—are presented here in a list, browsable by family, genus and common name.  We’ve added a few species that appear to have escaped cultivation and are persisting or potentially could do so.

Also present are some commonly cultivated plants that do not escape and become established as part of the flora, but tend to re-seed easily in gardens (petunias or bachelor buttons, e.g.)  or persist as abandoned plantings around old home sites (lilac and mock-orange, e.g.) These are sometimes mistaken for naturalized species. Also included on the list are a few native species that occur in adjacent states and are expected in Nebraska.

The species list was developed during preparation of The Flora of Nebraska manual. Nearly all entries were confirmed by field collections or examination of herbarium voucher specimens.


Browse by Family

Year of first collection is given for most introduced species.

PHYLUM LYCOPODIOPHYTA
ISOETACEAE
SELAGINELLACEAE
PHYLUM PSILOTOPHYTA
OPHIOGLOSSACEAE
PHYLUM EQUISETOPHYTA (HORSETAILS)
EQUISETACEAE
PHYLUM POLYPODIOPHYTA (FERNS)
HOMOSPOROUS FERNS
HETEROSPOROUS FERNS
AZOLLACEAE
MARSILEACEAE
PHYLUM CONIFEROPHYTA (GYMNOSPERMS)
CUPRESSACEAE
PINACEAE
 
PHYLUM MAGNOLIOPHYTA (ANGIOSPERMS)
ACANTHACEAE
ACERACEAE
ACORACEAE
ADOXACEAE
AGAVACEAE
ALISMATACEAE
AMARANTHACEAE
ANACARDIACEAE
ANNONACEAE
APIACEAE (Umbelliferae, alternate name)
APOCYNACEAE (including Asclepiadaceae)
ARACEAE
ARALIACEAE
ARISTOLOCHIACEAE
ASCLEPIADACEAE (see Apocynaceae)
ASTERACEAE (Compositae, alternate name)
BALSAMINACEAE
BERBERIDACEAE
BETULACEAE
BIGNONIACEAE
BORAGINACEAE
BRASSICACEAE (Cruciferae, alternate name)
BUTOMACEAE
CABOMBACEAE
CACTACEAE
CAESALPINIACEAE
CALLITRICHACEAE
CAMPANULACEAE
CANNABACEAE
CAPRIFOLIACEAE (see also Adoxaceae)
CARYOPHYLLACEAE
CELASTRACEAE
CELTIDACEAE
CERATOPHYLLACEAE
CHENOPODIACEAE
CISTACEAE
CLEOMACEAE (Capparaceae, in part)
COMMELINACEAE
CONVOLVULACEAE (including Cuscutaceae)
CORNACEAE
CRASSULACEAE
CUCURBITACEAE
CUSCUTACEAE (see Convolvulaceae)
CYPERACEAE
DIOSCOREACEAE
DIPSACACEAE
EBENACEAE
ELAEAGNACEAE
ELATINACEAE
ERICACEAE (including Monotropaceae & Pyrolaceae)
EUPHORBIACEAE
FABACEAE (Leguminosae, alternate name)
FAGACEAE
FUMARIACEAE
GENTIANACEAE
GERANIACEAE
GROSSULARIACEAE
HALORAGACEAE
HIPPOCASTANACEAE
HIPPURIDACEAE
HYDRANGEACEAE
HYDROCHARITACEAE (including Najadaceae)
HYDROPHYLLACEAE
HYPERICACEAE
IRIDACEAE
JUGLANDACEAE
JUNCACEAE
JUNCAGINACEAE
LAMIACEAE (Labiatae, alternate name)
LEMNACEAE
LENTIBULARIACEAE
LILIACEAE (sensu lato)
LINACEAE
LOASACEAE
LYTHRACEAE
MALVACEAE
MARTYNIACEAE
MENISPERMACEAE
MENYANTHACEAE
MIMOSACEAE
MOLLUGINACEAE
MORACEAE
NELUMBONACEAE
NYCTAGINACEAE
NYMPHAEACEAE
OLEACEAE
ONAGRACEAE
ORCHIDACEAE
OXALIDACEAE
PAPAVERACEAE (see also Fumariaceae)
PHRYMACEAE
PHYTOLACCACEAE
PLANTAGINACEAE (sensu stricto)
PLATANACEAE
POACEAE (Gramineae, alternate name)
POLEMONIACEAE
POLYGALACEAE
POLYGONACEAE
PONTEDERIACEAE
PORTULACACEAE
POTAMOGETONACEAE
PRIMULACEAE
RANUNCULACEAE
RESEDACEAE
RHAMNACEAE
ROSACEAE
RUBIACEAE
RUPPIACEAE
RUTACEAE
SALICACEAE
SANTALACEAE
SAURURACEAE
SAXIFRAGACEAE
SCROPHULARIACEAE (sensu lato)
SIMAROUBACEAE
SMILACACEAE
SOLANACEAE
SPARGANIACEAE
STAPHYLEACEAE
TAMARICACEAE
THYMELAEACEAE
TILIACEAE
TYPHACEAE
ULMACEAE (see also Celtidaceae)
URTICACEAE
VERBENACEAE
VIOLACEAE
VITACEAE
XYRIDACEAE
ZANNICHELLIACEAE
ZYGOPHYLLACEAE


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