Straight River Wildflower Preserve

 

 

     
 
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River Bend Nature Center

 
     
 

Overview

 
 

Straight River Wildflower Preserve consists of three separate units all bordering the River Bend Nature Center. All units are closed to the public.

 
     
 

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Size

 
 

68 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

River Bend Nature Center
N44 16.608, W93 14.483

 
         
 

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          Rice County  
          Southeast Minnesota  
     
 
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Hiking Trails

 
 

 

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

No hunting

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Big Woods

   
  Land Type Association    

Cordova Moraine

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Elm - Ash - Basswood Terrace Forest

Southern Mesic Oak-Basswood Forest

Willow - Dogwood Shrub Swamp

   
  * Source: The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources      
         
 

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Plants

 
 

Two plant species with conservation status in Minnesota are found here:

Endangered

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

Minnesota dwarf trout lily (Erythronium propullans)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Elm - Ash - Basswood Terrace Forest FFs59c

Southern Mesic Oak-Basswood Forest MHs38

Willow - Dogwood Shrub Swamp WMn82a

     
         

 

 

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