Swedes Forest SNA

 

 

     
 
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Size

 
 

207 acres

 
         
 

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N44 41.562, W95 22.110

 
         
 

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          Redwood and Yellow Medicine Counties  
          Southwest Minnesota  
     
 
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Hiking Trails

 
 

No maintained trails. There is a gated maintenance road beginning at the parking area that leads ½ mile to the south.

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

No hunting

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Prairie Parkland Province

   
  Ecological Section    

North Central Glaciated Plains

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Minnesota River Prairie

   
  Land Type Association    

Milan Alluvial Plaiin

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Crystaline Bedrock Outcrop (Prairie): Minnesota River Subtype

Prairie Meadow/Carr

   
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Unnamed Lake

 
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Intermittent Stream

 
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Cattail Marsh

 
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Prairie Meadow/Carr

 
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Mesic Prairie

 
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Crystaline Bedrock Outcrop (Prairie): Minnesota River Subtype

 
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2013, Before Removal of Eastern Redcedar

 
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BioBlitz, 2017

 
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About

Located within the Minnesota River Valley in Swedes Forest township, this site contains the granite outcrop community type that supports the rare five-lined skink. Minnesota populations of these small, blue tailed lizards (sometimes called "blue devils") are isolated from the main range of this species in the eastern United States.

 
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  Swedes Forest Scientific and Natural Area Virtual Hike
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Jun 11, 2020

Swedes forest SNA hosts stunning oak savanna and granite outcrops. This site has gone through a transformation over the past several years with the removal of encroaching red cedar and invasive buckthorn. It has opened up the rock outcrops. If you look carefully, you might be able to spot the machinery at work in the background of this video. Though you may not visit this SNA in person, it is rewarding to know that we, as Minnesotans, have together protected this important habitat for the rare and wild in Minnesota.

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Visits

9/14/2010

  7/3/2016   6/17/2017        
 
 

Amphibians

 
  northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)   northern leopard frog  
 

Bacteria, Viruses, and Other Pathogens

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

Birds

 
 

Four bird species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Special Concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

eBird Field Checklist (Yellow Medicine Co.)

eBird Field Checklist 440th St. (Redwood Co.)

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Dickcissel (Spiza americana)

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

 

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Northern Cardinal

Red-winged Blackbird

White-breasted Nuthatch

Wild Turkey

 
 

Fungi and Lichens

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Lichens List

 
 

Crown Rust (Puccinia coronata)

Rock Shield Lichen (Xanthoparmelia sp.)

  Crown Rust  
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis)

brown-belted bumble bee (Bombus griseocollis)

cabbage white (Pieris rapae)

Carolina grasshopper (Dissosteira carolina)

clouded sulphur (Colias philodice)

common wood nymph (Cercyonis pegala)

deer fly (Chrysops spp.)

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

dot-tailed whiteface (Leucorrhinia intacta)

eastern boxelder bug (Boisea trivittata)

eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)

eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

honeysuckle aphid (Hyadaphis tataricae)

ichneumon wasp (Family Ichneumonidae)

meadow fritillary (Boloria bellona)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

painted lady (Vanessa cardui)

red admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

silvery checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)

sphinx moth (Family Sphingidae)

spotted lady beetle (Coleomegilla maculata)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

western honey bee (Apis mellifera)

white snakeroot leaf miner (Liriomyza eupatoriella)

white-lined sphinx (Hyles lineata)

widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

yellow-collared scape moth (Cisseps fulvicollis)

 

Carolina grasshopper

dog day cicada

eastern pondhawk

monarch

orange sulphur

painted lady

white-lined sphinx

widow skimmer

 
 

Mammals

 
 

eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)

white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

  eastern cottontail  
 

Plants

 
 

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

Endangered

Wolf’s spikerush (Eleocharis wolfii)

Threatened

disk water-hyssop (Bacopa rotundifolia)

tapertip flatsedge (Cyperus acuminatus)

Special Concern

yellow-fruited sedge (Carex annectens)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Crystalline Bedrock Outcrop (Prairie): Minnesota River Subtype ROs12a1

Prairie Meadow/Carr WMp73a

     
 

 

alfalfa (Medicago sativa ssp. sativa)

Allegheny monkeyflower (Mimulus ringens var. ringens)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American dragonhead (Dracocephalum parviflorum)

American elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American germander (Teucrium canadense)

American hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

American plum (Prunus americana)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

American stickseed (Hackelia deflexa var. americana)

American vetch (Vicia americana ssp. americana)

annual fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

Aunt Lucy (Ellisia nyctelea)

Bell’s honeysuckle (Lonicera × bella)

Bicknell’s sedge (Carex bicknellii)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi)

Bigelow’s bottlebrush grass (Elymus hystrix var. bigeloviana)

bird’s-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus var. corniculatus)

bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

blue vervain (Verbena hastata var. scabra)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bracted spiderwort (Tradescantia bracteata)

bristly buttercup (Ranunculus hispidus)

brittle prickly pear (Opuntia fragilis)

broad-leaved arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade (Circaea canadensis ssp. canadensis)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

Canada moonseed (Menispermum canadense)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian black snakeroot (Sanicula canadensis)

Canadian clearweed (Pilea pumila)

Canadian honewort (Cryptotaenia canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

Carolina geranium (Geranium carolinianum var. carolinianum)

catnip (Nepeta cataria)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

clammy groundcherry (Physalis heterophylla var. heterophylla)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

cliff fern (Woodsia sp.)

climbing false buckwheat (Fallopia scandens)

clustered black snakeroot (Sanicula odorata)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common bur-reed (Sparganium eurycarpum)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common cinquefoil (Potentilla simplex)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common duckweed (Lemna minor)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common lamb’s-quarters (Chenopodium album)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common spikerush (Eleocharis palustris)

common three-square (Schoenoplectus pungens)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

cursed crowfoot (Ranunculus sceleratus)

cut-leaved coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata)

dame’s rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

desert false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa)

disk water-hyssop (Bacopa rotundifolia)

Dudley’s rush (Juncus dudleyi)

early figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata)

eastern black nightshade (Solanum ptychanthum)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

field chickweed (Cerastium arvense)

field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense)

field pussytoes (Antennaria neglecta)

field thistle (Cirsium discolor)

Flodman’s thistle (Cirsium flodmanii)

fowl bluegrass (Poa palustris)

foxtail barley (Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

fringed brome (Bromus ciliatus)

giant chickweed (Myosoton aquaticum)

giant foxtail (Setaria faberi)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

giant green foxtail (Setaria viridis var. major)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)

glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

green foxtail (Setaria viridis var. viridis)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

hairy four o’clock (Mirabilis albida)

harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)

heal-all (Prunella vulgaris var. vulgaris)

heart-leaved four o’clock (Mirabilis nyctaginea)

hemlock water-parsnip (Sium suave)

hoary vervain (Verbena stricta)

hound’s tongue (Cynoglossum officinale)

hybrid cattail (Typha x glauca)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

June grass (Koeleria macrantha)

Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis)

kidney-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)

leafy spurge (Euphorbia virgata)

long-beaked sedge (Carex sprengelii)

long-leaved bluet (Houstonia longifolia)

long-leaved chickweed (Stellaria longifolia)

mapleleaf goosefoot (Chenopodium simplex)

marsh hedge nettle (Stachys palustris)

marsh skullcap (Scutellaria galericulata)

Mead’s sedge (Carex meadii)

Missouri gooseberry (Ribes missouriense)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

musk thistle (Carduus nutans)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

nodding fescue (Festuca subverticillata)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern bugleweed (Lycopus uniflorus var. uniflorus)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

northern lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

northern water plantain (Alisma triviale)

orange daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)

peachleaf willow (Salix amygdaloides)

Pennsylvania pellitory (Parietaria pensylvanica)

Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pensylvanica)

Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus)

pineapple-weed (Matricaria discoidea)

plumeless thistle (Carduus acanthoides ssp. acanthoides)

pointed broom sedge (Carex scoparia)

prairie alumroot (Heuchera richardsonii)

prairie blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium campestre)

prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie larkspur (Delphinium carolinianum ssp. virescens)

prairie lettuce (Lactuca ludoviciana)

prairie peppergrass (Lepidium densiflorum)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana var. suffulta)

prairie sedge (Carex prairea)

prairie violet (Viola pedatifida var. pedatifida)

prairie wedge grass (Sphenopholis obtusata)

prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola)

quackgrass (Elymus repens)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

quill sedge (Carex tenera)

red baneberry (Actaea rubra ssp. rubra)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

redtop (Agrostis gigantea)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

rice cutgrass (Leersia oryzoides)

ridge-seeded spurge (Euphorbia glyptosperma)

rough cinquefoil (Potentilla norvegica)

sandbar willow (Salix interior)

Scribner’s panic grass (Dichanthelium oligosanthes ssp. scribnerianum)

shortbeak sedge (Carex brevior)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

silky wild rye (Elymus villosus)

silverleaf scurfpea (Pediomelum argophyllum)

sleepy catchfly (Silene antirrhina)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

smooth oxeye (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

smooth Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

soft-stem bulrush (Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani)

southern blue flag (Iris virginica var. shrevei)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. pauciflorus)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

sulphur cinquefoil (Potentilla recta)

sunbright (Phemeranthus parviflorus)

swamp thistle (Cirsium muticum)

tall blue lettuce (Lactuca biennis)

tall buttercup (Ranunculus acris var. acris)

tall cinquefoil (Drymocallis arguta)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

touch-me-not (Impatiens sp.)

variegated yellow pond lily (Nuphar variegata)

Virginia groundcherry (Physalis virginiana var. virginiana)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

Virginia wildrye (Elymus virginicus)

warty spurge (Euphorbia spathulata)

water smartweed (Persicaria amphibia)

water speedwell (Veronica catenata)

western marbleseed (Lithospermum occidentale)

western panic grass (Dichanthelium acuminatum var. fasciculatum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

western ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya)

western wheatgrass (Pascopyrum smithii)

white avens (Geum canadense)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides)

white mulberry (Morus alba)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

white vervain (Verbena urticifolia)

whorled milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wolfberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca ssp. americana)

woolly cupgrass (Eriochloa villosa)

woolly plantain (Plantago patagonica)

woundwort (Stachys pilosa var. arenicola)

yellow foxtail (Setaria pumila ssp. pumila)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Actaea rubra ssp. rubra (red baneberry)

Ageratina altissima var. altissima (white snakeroot)

Agrostis gigantea (redtop)

Alisma triviale (northern water plantain)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia psilostachya (western ragweed)

Ambrosia trifida (giant ragweed)

Amorpha fruticosa (desert false indigo)

Andropogon gerardi (big bluestem)

Antennaria neglecta (field pussytoes)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asclepias verticillata (whorled milkweed)

Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum (northern lady fern)

Bacopa rotundifolia (disk water-hyssop)

Bromus ciliatus (fringed brome)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Campanula rotundifolia (harebell)

Carduus acanthoides (plumeless thistle)

Carduus nutans (musk thistle)

Carex bicknellii (Bicknell’s sedge)

Carex brevior (shortbeak sedge)

Carex meadii (Mead’s sedge)

Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania sedge)

Carex prairea (prairie sedge)

Carex scoparia (pointed broom sedge)

Carex sprengelii (long-beaked sedge)

Carex tenera (quill sedge)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Cerastium arvense (field chickweed)

Chenopodium album (common lamb’s-quarters)

Chenopodium simplex (mapleleaf goosefoot)

Circaea canadensis ssp. canadensis (broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium discolor (field thistle)

Cirsium flodmanii (Flodman’s thistle)

Cirsium muticum (swamp thistle)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Cryptotaenia canadensis (Canadian honewort)

Cynoglossum officinale (hound’s tongue)

Delphinium carolinianum ssp. virescens (prairie larkspur)

Dichanthelium acuminatum var. fasciculatum (western panic grass)

Dichanthelium oligosanthes ssp. scribnerianum (Scribner’s panic grass)

Dracocephalum parviflorum (American dragonhead)

Drymocallis arguta (tall cinquefoil)

Eleocharis palustris (common spikerush)

Ellisia nyctelea (Aunt Lucy)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Elymus hystrix var. bigeloviana (Bigelow’s bottlebrush grass)

Elymus repens (quackgrass)

Elymus villosus (silky wild rye)

Elymus virginicus (Virginia wildrye)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Erigeron annuus (annual fleabane)

Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus (Philadelphia fleabane)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Eriochloa villosa (woolly cupgrass)

Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (common boneset)

Euphorbia virgata (leafy spurge)

Euphorbia glyptosperma (ridge-seeded spurge)

Euphorbia spathulata (warty spurge)

Fallopia scandens (climbing false buckwheat)

Festuca subverticillata (nodding fescue)

Fragaria vesca ssp. americana (woodland strawberry)

Frangula alnus (glossy buckthorn)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geranium carolinianum var. carolinianum (Carolina geranium)

Geum canadense (white avens)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Hackelia deflexa var. americana (American stickseed)

Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. pauciflorus (stiff sunflower)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra (smooth oxeye)

Hemerocallis fulva (orange daylily)

Hesperis matronalis (dame’s rocket)

Heuchera richardsonii (prairie alumroot)

Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum (foxtail barley)

Houstonia longifolia (long-leaved bluet)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Impatiens sp. (touch-me-not)

Iris virginica var. shrevei (southern blue flag)

Juncus dudleyi (Dudley’s rush)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Koeleria macrantha (June grass)

Lactuca biennis (tall blue lettuce)

Lactuca ludoviciana (prairie lettuce)

Lactuca serriola (prickly lettuce)

Laportea canadensis (Canadian woodnettle)

Leersia oryzoides (rice cutgrass)

Lemna minor (common duckweed)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lepidium densiflorum (prairie peppergrass)

Lithospermum occidentale (western marbleseed)

Lonicera × bella (Bell’s honeysuckle)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

Lotus corniculatus var. corniculatus (bird’s-foot trefoil)

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Lycopus uniflorus var. uniflorus (northern bugleweed)

Matricaria discoidea (pineapple-weed)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Medicago sativa ssp. sativa (alfalfa)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)

Mimulus ringens var. ringens (Allegheny monkeyflower)

Mirabilis albida (hairy four o’clock)

Mirabilis nyctaginea (heart-leaved four o’clock)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Morus alba (white mulberry)

Myosoton aquaticum (giant chickweed)

Nepeta cataria (catnip)

Nuphar variegata (variegated yellow pond lily)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Opuntia fragilis (brittle prickly pear)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (American hophornbeam)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Parietaria pensylvanica (Pennsylvania pellitory)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Pascopyrum smithii (western wheatgrass)

Pediomelum argophyllum (silverleaf scurfpea)

Persicaria amphibia (water smartweed)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phemeranthus parviflorus (sunbright)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Physalis heterophylla var. heterophylla (clammy groundcherry)

Physalis virginiana var. virginiana (Virginia groundcherry)

Pilea pumila (Canadian clearweed)

Plantago patagonica (woolly plantain)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Poa palustris (fowl bluegrass)

Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)

Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum (smooth Solomon’s seal)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla norvegica (rough cinquefoil)

Potentilla recta (sulphur cinquefoil)

Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil)

Prunella vulgaris var. vulgaris (heal-all)

Prunus americana (American plum)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved buttercup)

Ranunculus acris var. acris (tall buttercup)

Ranunculus hispidus (bristly buttercup)

Ranunculus sceleratus (cursed crowfoot)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Ribes missouriense (Missouri gooseberry)

Rosa arkansana var. suffulta (prairie rose)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata (cut-leaved coneflower)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Sagittaria latifolia (broad-leaved arrowhead)

Salix amygdaloides (peachleaf willow)

Salix interior (sandbar willow)

Sambucus canadensis (American elderberry)

Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa (red elderberry)

Sanicula canadensis (Canadian black snakeroot)

Sanicula odorata (clustered black snakeroot)

Schoenoplectus pungens (common three-square)

Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani (soft-stem bulrush)

Scrophularia lanceolata (early figwort)

Scutellaria galericulata (marsh skullcap)

Setaria faberi (giant foxtail)

Setaria pumila ssp. pumila (yellow foxtail)

Setaria viridis var. major (giant green foxtail)

Setaria viridis var. viridis (green foxtail)

Silene antirrhina (sleepy catchfly)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Sisyrinchium campestre (prairie blue-eyed grass)

Sium suave (hemlock water-parsnip)

Solanum dulcamara (bittersweet nightshade)

Solanum ptychanthum (eastern black nightshade)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Sparganium eurycarpum (common bur-reed)

Sphenopholis obtusata (prairie wedge grass)

Sporobolus heterolepis (prairie dropseed)

Stachys palustris (marsh hedge nettle)

Stachys pilosa var. arenicola (woundwort)

Stellaria longifolia (long-leaved chickweed)

Symphoricarpos occidentalis (wolfberry)

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides (white heath aster)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Teucrium canadense (American germander)

Thlaspi arvense (field pennycress)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tradescantia bracteata (bracted spiderwort)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Typha x glauca (hybrid cattail)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena hastata var. scabra (blue vervain)

Verbena stricta (hoary vervain)

Verbena urticifolia (white vervain)

Veronica catenata (water speedwell)

Vicia americana ssp. americana (American vetch)

Viola pedatifida var. pedatifida (prairie violet)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Woodsia sp. (cliff fern)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

 

Allegheny monkeyflower

American elderberry

American germander

American plum

bird’s-foot trefoil

bittersweet nightshade

black raspberry

bracted spiderwort

brittle prickly pear

broad-leaved arrowhead

bur oak (var. macrocarpa)

Canadian honewort

catnip

chokecherry

common blue violet

common boneset

common evening primrose

common mullein

common yarrow

desert false indigo

eastern black nightshade

field thistle

foxtail barley

giant green foxtail

gray-headed coneflower

ground ivy

harebell

hoary vervain

Morrow’s honeysuckle

musk thistle

northern bedstraw

orange daylily

Philadelphia fleabane

pineapple-weed

prairie larkspur

prairie rose

prairie violet

red baneberry

red clover

red elderberry

rough cinquefoil

sulphur cinquefoil

silverleaf scurfpea

southern blue flag

stiff goldenrod

stiff sunflower (ssp. subrhomboideus)

swamp thistle

tall bellflower

tall cinquefoil

variegated yellow pond lily

Virginia waterleaf

white campion

white snakeroot

whorled milkweed

wild columbine

woodland strawberry

yellow goat's beard

 
 

Reptiles

 
 

One reptile species with conservation status in Minnesota has been seen here:

Special Concern

five-lined skink (Plestiodon fasciatus)

 
  common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)   common garter snake  

 

 

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