1984-2004
  • CAROLINIAN CANADA

CAROLINIAN SPECIES
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ABITATS
     
Carolinian Indicator Species    
Animals and Plants Representative of the Carolinian Life Zone of Canada

The following is a partial list of animals and plants that you might find in Carolinian Canada. Some are easier to find than others. For example, Spicebush is quite common in Carolinian forests , while Cucumber Magnolia is so rare it is designated an Endangered species in Canada. Some of these animals and plants can be found outside of the Carolinian life zone, but they are more common and typical in the region. Others are very uncommon, and are to be found in only a handful of places.


Mammals

Birds

Amphibians & Reptiles
  • Jefferson Salamander

  • Fowler's Toad

  • Blue Racer Snake

  • Black Rat Snake

  • Dusky Salamander

  • Smallmouth Salamander


Fish
  • Bowfin

  • Spotted Gar

  • Tadpole Madtom
  • Grass Pike

Butterflies
  • Frosted Elfin

  • Giant Swallowtail

  • Horace's Duskywing

  • Duke's Skipper

  • Pipe Vine Swallowtail

  • Zebra Swallowtail

  • Snout Butterfly

  • Hackberry Butterfly
  • Karner Blue Butterfly
  • Scalloped Sootywing
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing
  • Regal Fritillary
  • Tawny Emporer
  • Spicebush Swallowtail

Trees

Shrubs
  • Southern Arrowwood

  • Bayberry

  • Poison Sumach

  • Dryland Blueberry

  • Deerberry

  • Trumpet Creeper

  • Rough Leaved Dogwood

  • Hazelnut
  • Moonseed
  • Prairie Rose
  • Spicebush
  • Wild Yam
  • Burning Bush
  • Shining Sumach

Herbaceous Plants
  • Arrow Arum

  • Crooked Stemmed Aster

  • Willow Aster

  • Perfoliate Bellwort

  • Dense Blazingstar

  • Rough Blazingstar

  • Bluehearts

  • Butterflyweed

  • Black Cohosh

  • Colicroot

  • American Columbo

  • Autumn Coralroot

  • Tall Coreopsis

  • Culver's Root

  • Broadleaf Panic Grass

  • Broad Beech Fern

  • Stiff Yellow Flax

  • Virginia Yellow Flax

  • American Ginseng

  • Goat's Rue

  • Showy Goldenrod

  • Side Oats Gramma Grass

  • Love Grass (E. spectablis)

  • Triple-awned Grass (A. longispinus)

  • Green Dragon

  • Harbinger of Spring

  • Hawkweed (H. villosum)

  • Indian Cup

  • Wild Indigo

  • Sweet Joe-pye-weed

  • Ladies' Tresses (S. ochroleuca)

  • N. Slender Ladies' Tresses

  • Small White Lady's Slipper

  • Heart-leaved Plantain

  • Spotted Horsemint

  • Blue Lettuce (L. floridana)
  • Michigan Lily
  • Green Milkweed
  • Purple Milkweed
  • Whorled Milkweed
  • Mistflower
  • Winged Monkeyflower
  • Prairie White-fringed Orchid
  • Nodding Pogonia
  • Paspalum
  • Puttyroot Orchid
  • Swamp Rose Mallow
  • Waxy Meadow Rue
  • False Rue Anemone
  • Wild Senna
  • Golden Seal
  • Sedges:
  • Carex carayana
  • C. glaucodea
  • C. jamesii
  • C. senorsa
  • Prostrate Tick-trefoil
  • Showy Tick-trefoil
  • Tickseed Sunflower (B. coronata)
  • White Trout-lily
  • Lily-leaved Twayblade
  • Twinleaf
  • Wood Vetch
  • Birdsfoot Violet
  • Water Willow
  • Spotted Wintergreen
  • Wild Yam
  • Yellow Mandarin
  • Wood Poppy
Uniqueness of Carolinian Canada    
Carolinian Forests    
Tall Grass Prairie & Savanna    
Wetland, Aquatic & Shoreline Species
Rare Species & Ecosystems
 
   
     
 
 
 
 

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