Department of Plant Science
The primary aim of this publication is to deal with vegetation of the plains, prairies, and associated tame pastures of South Dakota, as they exist today. Geographically, the major grassland area is in the western two-thirds of the State. Vegetation of the Tall Grass Prairie in the eastern third is considered in some detail, but more plants are listed that are characteristic of the mixed prairie in the remainder of the State. While no attempt was made to include vegetation of the Black Hills, many species common to plains are also found in the Hills and, where appropriate, this dual distribution is mentioned.
grassland plants, South Dakota native plants, Upper Midwest prairie plants, Great Plains prairie forbs, grasses, sedges, shrubs, plant field guide
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Johnson, J. R. and Nichols, J. T., "Plants of South Dakota Grasslands: A Photographic Study" (1970). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 567.