Friesner Herbarium

The Butler Prairie

The Butler University Prairie combines elements of several different prairie types in its planting design. The west half of the prairie was sown with a mixture of tall grasses, while the east half was sown with a mix of shorter grass species. In time the forbs will spread throughout the entire prairie. The Prairie is home to many beautiful spring and summer blooming plants. Begin your search by clicking on the "Prairie Species Search" button to the left.  To search for other species of these types of plants that have been observed in Marion County, go to Marion County Flora Search.

Photographs were taken by Marcia Moore, Friesner Herbarium, and may not be used, except for educational purposes, without first obtaining permission. Information about the plants obtained from Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers, text by Doug Ladd, published in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy, 1995; Prairie Plants of the Midwest: Identification and Ecology, Russel R. Kirt, Stipes Publishing, L.L.C., 1995; Field Guide to Indiana Wildflowers, Kay Yatskievych, Indiana University Press, 2000; and Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada, 2nd Ed., Henry A. Gleason & Arthur Cronquist, published by the New York Botanical Garden, 1991.