Langhei Prairie SNA

       
   

Area and County

    Pope County
    Northwest Minnesota
     
 

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Size

42 acres

 
 
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Parking

Park on the shoulder of Township Road T-222 next to the access road. Do not block the access road.

N45 26.039, W95 35.258

 
Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 
Hunting

No hunting

 
Ecological Classification Province  

Prairie Parkland Province

Ecological Classification
Section  

North Central Glaciated Plains

Subsection(s)  

Minnesota River Prairie

Land Type Association(s)

Bunde Till Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Basin Meadow/Carr

Mesic Prairie (Southern)

Wet Prairie (Southern)

 
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Minnesota DNR

 
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History
This site was designated a Scientific and Natural Area October 13, 2008.

 
Visits

9/8/2011

  8/12/2018        

 

 

 

 

       
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Amphibians

northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)

northern leopard frog

 
Bacteria

apical chlorosis of Canada thistle (Pst) (Pseudomonas syringae pv. tagetis)

Pst

 
Birds

Two bird species with conservation status in Minnesota and one tracked species have been seen here:

 

Special concern

Franklin’s Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

 
 

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

American Goldfinch

Mourning Dove

 
Insects and Arachnids

cabbage white (Pieris rapae)

Carolina grasshopper (Dissosteira carolina)

common green darner (Anax junius)

dingy cutworm moth (Feltia jaculifera)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

goldenrod soldier beetle (Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus)

meadow fritillary (Boloria bellona)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

silver-bordered fritillary (Boloria selene)

viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

western thatching ant (Formica obscuripes)

monarch

silver-bordered fritillary

viceroy

 
Mammals

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

whitetail deer

 
Plants

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Basin Meadow/Carr WMs92a

Mesic Prairie (Southern) UPs23a

Wet Prairie (Southern) WPs54b

 
 

 

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American plum (Prunus americana)

arctic brome (Bromus kalmii)

bearded wheatgrass (Elymus trachycaulus ssp. subsecundus)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

bluejoint (Calamagrostis canadensis)

bottle gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada bluegrass (Poa compressa)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian tick-trefoil (Desmodium canadense)

clammy groundcherry (Physalis heterophylla var. heterophylla)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common lamb’s-quarters (Chenopodium album)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common plantain (Plantago major)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

downy phlox (Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida)

dwarf false indigo (Amorpha nana)

false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis)

field sagewort (Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata)

field sow thistle (Sonchus arvensis)

Flodman’s thistle (Cirsium flodmanii)

four-flowered yellow loosestrife (Lysimachia quadriflora)

foxtail barley (Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia var. graminifolia)

great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica var. ludoviciana)

green foxtail (Setaria viridis var. viridis)

heart-leaved golden alexanders (Zizia aptera)

hybrid cattail (Typha × glauca)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis)

late goldenrod (Solidago altissima)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

Maximilian’s sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)

mountain death camas (Anticlea elegans)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

narrow-leaved purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

North American common reed (Phragmites australis ssp. americanus)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern blue flag (Iris versicolor)

northern plains blazing star (Liatris ligulistylis)

pale agoseris (Agoseris glauca var. glauca)

palespike lobelia (Lobelia spicata)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya)

prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata)

prairie coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie goldenrod (Solidago ptarmicoides)

prairie ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata)

prairie onion (Allium stellatum)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

purple rattlesnake root (Nabalus racemosus)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

Riddell’s goldenrod (Oligoneuron riddellii)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

rough bugleweed (Lycopus asper)

round-leaved mallow (Malva rotundifolia)

sandbar willow (Salix interior)

silverleaf scurfpea (Pediomelum argophyllum)

slender willow (Salix petiolaris)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

spotted Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium maculatum)

spotted water hemlock (Cicuta maculata)

starry false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus)

swamp betony (Pedicularis lanceolata)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

swamp thistle (Cirsium muticum)

switch grass (Panicum virgatum var. virgatum)

tall meadow rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

Virginia mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)

water smartweed (Persicaria amphibia)

white avens (Geum canadense)

white heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides)

white panicled aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. candida)

white rattlesnake root (Nabalus albus)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

wild licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota)

wild mint (Mentha arvensis)

willow herb (Epilobium sp.)

winged loosestrife (Lythrum alatum var. alatum)

woundwort (Stachys pilosa var. arenicola)

 

Agoseris glauca var. glauca (pale agoseris)

Allium stellatum (prairie onion)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Amorpha nana (dwarf false indigo)

Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Anticlea elegans (mountain death camas)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata (field sagewort)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Bromus kalmii (arctic brome)

Calamagrostis canadensis (bluejoint)

Chenopodium album (common lamb’s-quarters)

Cicuta maculata (spotted water hemlock)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium flodmanii (Flodman’s thistle)

Cirsium muticum (swamp thistle)

Coreopsis palmata (prairie coreopsis)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Dalea candida var. candida (white prairie clover)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Desmodium canadense (Canadian tick-trefoil)

Echinacea angustifolia (narrow-leaved purple coneflower)

Echinocystis lobata (wild cucumber)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Elymus trachycaulus ssp. subsecundus (bearded wheatgrass)

Epilobium sp. (willow herb)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (common boneset)

Euthamia graminifolia var. graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod)

Eutrochium maculatum (spotted Joe Pye weed)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Gentiana andrewsii (bottle gentian)

Geum canadense (white avens)

Glycyrrhiza lepidota (wild licorice)

Helenium autumnale (common sneezeweed)

Helianthus maximiliani (Maximilian’s sunflower)

Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus (stiff sunflower)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis (false sunflower)

Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum (foxtail barley)

Iris versicolor (northern blue flag)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Liatris ligulistylis (northern plains blazing star)

Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya (prairie blazing star)

Lobelia siphilitica var. ludoviciana (great blue lobelia)

Lobelia spicata (palespike lobelia)

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Lycopus asper (rough bugleweed)

Lysimachia quadriflora (four-flowered yellow loosestrife)

Lythrum alatum var. alatum (winged loosestrife)

Maianthemum stellatum (starry false Solomon’s seal)

Malva rotundifolia (round-leaved mallow)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Mentha arvensis (wild mint)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Nabalus albus (white rattlesnake root)

Nabalus racemosus (purple rattlesnake root)

Oligoneuron riddellii (Riddell’s goldenrod)

Panicum virgatum var. virgatum (switch grass)

Pedicularis lanceolata (swamp betony)

Pediomelum argophyllum (silverleaf scurfpea)

Persicaria amphibia (water smartweed)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida (downy phlox)

Phragmites australis ssp. americanus (North American common reed)

Physalis heterophylla var. heterophylla (clammy groundcherry)

Plantago major (common plantain)

Poa compressa (Canada bluegrass)

Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Prunus americana (American plum)

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountain mint)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Salix interior (sandbar willow)

Salix petiolaris (slender willow)

Setaria viridis var. viridis (green foxtail)

Solidago altissima (late goldenrod)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Solidago ptarmicoides (prairie goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Sonchus arvensis (field sow thistle)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Spartina pectinata (prairie cordgrass)

Stachys pilosa var. arenicola (woundwort)

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides (white heath aster)

Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (white panicled aster)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (tall meadow rue)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Typha × glauca (hybrid cattail)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata (prairie ironweed)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Zizia aptera (heart-leaved golden alexanders)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

American plum

black-eyed susan

bottle gentian

Canada anemone

Canadian tick-trefoil

common boneset

common sneezeweed

common strawberry

downy phlox

false sunflower

four-flowered yellow loosestrife

golden alexanders

leadplant

mountain death camas (var. elegans)

narrow-leaved purple coneflower

northern bedstraw

pale agoseris

palespike lobelia (var. spicata)

prairie ironweed

prairie onion

purple prairie clover

silverleaf scurfpea

spotted Joe Pye weed

swamp milkweed

swamp thistle

swamp smartweed

wild bergamot

winged loosestrife

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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