|Resources for Tallgrass Prairie Seed and Seedling Identification Guides||Author(s)||Link to Text||Resource Description|
The Tallgrass Prairie Center Guide to Seed and Seedling Identification in the Upper Midwest
Organizes species by key characteristics in order to identify them in groups, then guides the reader in a series of steps in identification to narrow down and find the specific species
|Prairie Seedling and Seeding Evaluation Guie|
Stantec Team (Paul Bockenstedt, Beau Thunshelle, Amy Strasheim, Jeff Peterson, John Kuhne, Susanne Short)
Provides color photos and seedling descriptions as well as recommendations and tips for their identification, including their common "look-alikes"
|Prairie Restoration A Digital Aid Featuring Seeds, Seedlings, and Fruits|
Project Leaders: Janice Coons, Nancy Coutant, Ken Robertson, and Brent Todd
Options for species search through common and scientific names; contains photos of a species' seedling and seed stages as well as the fruits found on the mature plant
|Central Region Seedling ID Guide for Native Prairie Plants|
USDA-NRCS and Missouri Department of Conservation
High quality photos capturing the species in both seedling and flowering stages accompanied by their distinguishing characteristics and commentary on their function in a prairie and optimal enviroments for growth and establishment
|Tallgrass Prairie Center Native Seed Production Manual||Greg A. Houseal|
Information on the propagation, harvesting, seed processing, and seed source/quality of native species; seed characteristics displayed in photos and written captions (very extensive and detailed) as well as establishment recommendations
|Ware Field Prairie Seedlings||Emma Leavens|
A collection of digital photographs taken as part of a root trait study performed by Morton Arboretum researchers.
This resource is a consolidation of preexisting seed and seedling identification guides put together by Chicago Botanical Garden intern, Ashton Merbach.
For any additional comments/suggestions of potential guides to add, please email email@example.com
We hope to build upon this knowledge with future projects in order address the current gaps in knowledge and be able to better identify prairie species in their seed and seedling stages.
|Additional Resources for Tallgrass Prairie Identification Guides for Mature Plants|
|Seed Heads of Common Native Plants of the Tallgrass Prairie Region||Izabella Redlinski|
|Restoring the Tallgrass Prairie: An Illustrated Manual for Iowa and the Upper Midwest||Shirley Shirley|
|The Prairie in Seed: Identifying Seed-Bearing Prairie Plants in the Upper Midwest||Dave Williams|
|(link to purchase)|
|Native Grass ID (only found Ch.1 of this resource in PDF form)|
Unknown Author (if you know more about this resource, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie: Wildflowers and Grasses of Midewin||USDA Forest Service|
|Wildflowers of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region: A Comprehensive Field Guide|
Merel R. Black and Emmet J. Judziewicz