Whitewater State Park

 

 

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Ownership

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Overview

 

 

History

 

 

Management

 

 

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Location

Size

2,733 acres statutory, 1,608 owned

 

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  Area and County
    County   Winona County
    Region   Southeast Minnesota

Parking

19041 Highway 74
Altura, MN 55910

N44 3.745, W92 2.677

 

Hours

Daily from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

 

Fees

Daily park permit: $7

Annual park permit: $35

 

Maps

campground (PDF)

all season (PDF)

all season (GeoPDF)

Activities

Hiking

Biking

Mountain biking

Horseback riding

Picnicking

Camping

Backpacking

Rock climbing and bouldering

Swimming

Boating

Canoeing

Birding

Nature photography

Geocaching

Cross country skiing

Skate-skiing

Winter hiking

Snowshoeing

Snowmobiling

 

Trails

Self guided/Interpretive

2 trails / 3 miles total

Hiking

10 miles

Cross country skiing

No groomed ski trails

Snowshoe

Anywhere in park

 

Hunting and Fishing

No hunting. The park may hold one or more managed hunts in the fall.

In most cases, Minnesota residents do not need a permit to fish in Minnesota State Parks.

Ecology

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification
Ecological Province Ecological Province  

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

 
Ecological Section Ecological Section  

Paleozoic Plateau

 
Ecological Subsection Ecological Subsection  

The Blufflands

Rochester Plateau

 
Land Type Association    

Elba Slopes

Lewiston Plain

 
         

Native Plant Communities*

 

Algific Talus: Dolomite Subtype

Dry Bedrock Bluff Prairie (Southern)

Dry Limestone - Dolomite Cliff (Southern)

Elm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Blue Beech) Forest

Elm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Hackberry) Forest

Oak - Shagbark Hickory Woodland

Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest

Red Oak - White Oak Forest

Red Oak - White Oak - (Sugar Maple) Forest

Southern Dry Cliff

Southern Dry-Mesic Oak Forest

Southern Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forest

Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest

Sugar Maple - Basswood - Red Oak - (Blue Beech) Forest

White Pine - Oak - Sugar Maple Forest

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

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Hiking the bluff here has been an adventure repeated many times since the 1950s.

 

 

 
   

Truly a treasure of SE Minnesota.

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Whitewater River, Middle Branch

 

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Hiking at Whitewater State Park in Minnesota - S1:E4
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Aug 11, 2020

We spend a hot day cooling off under the shade and dipping our feet in the cool streams at Whitewater State Park. We were going to hike the Chimney Rock Trail, but we took a wrong turn and ended up at Inspiration Point instead. It was a fun hike and we even got to set up our new hammock to test it out for a bit. Check out our adventures!

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Staff of Whitewater State Park share some of their stories.

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Let's Go, Minnesota! (Episode 102) Whitewater State Park w/Curtis Ingvoldstad
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Jun 25, 2018

Join Brenda and the team as they hike through Whitewater State Park on a hot, muggy day. Check out Chimney Rock and Inspiration Point. Wood sculptor Curtis Ingvoldstad is our special guest. (MPTA, Legacy, KSMQ, 6-23-18)

 

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Insects and Arachnids

pale beauty (Campaea perlata)

round-necked longhorn beetle (Clytus ruricola)

yellow-legged flower fly (Syrphus rectus)

  pale beauty
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Visits

5/13/2001

3/29/2009

7/13/2009

5/17/2011

8/19/2014

Amphibians

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Amphibians and Reptiles List

American toad (Anaxyrus americanus)   American toad

Birds

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

Endangered

Henslow’s Sparrow (Centronyx henslowii)

Special Concern

Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens)

American Goshawk (Accipiter atricapillus)

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Bell’s Vireo (Vireo bellii)

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)

Forster’s Tern (Sterna forsteri)

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Minnesota DNR Bird Checklist

eBird Field Checklist

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)

 

American Robin

Blue Jay

Indigo Bunting

Northern Cardinal

White-breasted Nuthatch

Crustaceans

common pill bug (Armadillidium vulgare)    

Fishes

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fishes List

Fungi and Lichens

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fungi List

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Lichens List

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

False Death Cap (Amanita citrina)

False Turkey Tail (Stereum ostrea)

Lobster Mushroom (Hypomyces lactifluorum)

Scarlet Cup (Sarcoscypha austriaca)

Strict-branched Coral Fungus (Ramaria stricta)

White Jelly Fungus (Ductifera pululahuana)

 

Scarlet Cup

White Jelly Fungus

Insects and Arachnids

Minnesota Bee Atlas

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Insects List

American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis)

cabbage white (Pieris rapae)

Carolina grasshopper (Dissosteira carolina)

eastern giant swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

grape leaf miner moth (Phyllocnistis vitifoliella)

great spangled fritillary (Argynnis cybele)

lime nail gall mite (Eriophyes tiliae)

spongy oak apple gall wasp (Amphibolips confluenta)

summer azure (Celastrina neglecta)

white snakeroot leaf miner (Liriomyza eupatoriella)

 

eastern giant swallowtail

great spangled fritillary

spongy oak apple gall wasp

Mammals

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

Special Concern

little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus)

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Mammals List

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

  American red squirrel

Plants

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

Endangered

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)

roundstem false foxglove (Agalinis gattingeri)

Threatened

Clinton’s bulrush (Trichophorum clintonii)

spreading sedge (Carex laxiculmis var. copulata)

upland boneset (Eupatorium sessilifolium var. brittonianum)

Special Concern

American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)

creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis)

Goldie’s woodfern (Dryopteris goldiana)

large-fruited black snakeroot (Sanicula trifoliata)

Oregon woodsia (Woodsia oregana ssp. cathcartiana)

cream wild indigo (Baptisia bracteata var. leucophaea)

silver false spleenwort (Deparia acrostichoides)

twinleaf (Jeffersonia diphylla)

Wolf’s bluegrass (Poa wolfii)

yellow pimpernel (Taenidia integerrima)

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

A Native Wildflower Checklist and a Native Tree, Shrub, and Vine Checklist are available at the park office.

Plants frequently found in:

Algific Talus: Dolomite Subtype CTs46a2

Dry Bedrock Bluff Prairie (Southern) UPs13c

Dry Bedrock Bluff Prairie (Southern) UPs13c

Elm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Blue Beech) Forest MHs49b

Elm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Hackberry) Forest MHs49a

Oak - Shagbark Hickory Woodland FDs38a

Red Oak - Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest MHs38c

Red Oak - White Oak Forest MHs37a

Red Oak - White Oak - (Sugar Maple) Forest MHs37b

Southern Dry Cliff CTs12

Southern Dry-Mesic Oak Forest MHs37

Southern Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forest MHs49

Sugar Maple - Basswood - (Bitternut Hickory) Forest MHs39a

Sugar Maple - Basswood - Red Oak - (Blue Beech) Forest MHs39b

White Pine - Oak - Sugar Maple Forest MHs38a

   

 

alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American cow parsnip (Heracleum maximum)

American elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American germander (Teucrium canadense)

American hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

American lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

American spikenard (Aralia racemosa ssp. racemosa)

American stinging nettle (Urtica gracilis ssp. gracilis)

annual fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi)

bigleaf aster (Eurybia macrophylla)

bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata)

bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)

black bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black maple (Acer saccharum ssp. nigrum)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black walnut (Juglans nigra)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

Blue Ridge carrionflower (Smilax lasioneura)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bristly greenbrier (Smilax tamnoides)

broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade (Circaea canadensis)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Canada moonseed (Menispermum canadense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian clearweed (Pilea pumila)

Canadian honewort (Cryptotaenia canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Erigeron canadensis)

Canadian wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

clustered black snakeroot (Sanicula odorata)

common agrimony (Agrimonia gryposepala)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common blue wood aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common cinquefoil (Potentilla simplex)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common dodder (Cuscuta gronovii)

common false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum racemosum var. racemosum)

common juniper (Juniperus communis var. depressa)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common self-heal (Prunella vulgaris ssp. vulgaris)

common snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus var. albus)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

crookedstem aster (Symphyotrichum prenanthoides)

crown vetch (Securigera varia)

cut-leaved coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata)

downy yellow violet (Viola pubescens)

drooping trillium (Trillium flexipes)

Dutchman’s breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)

early figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata)

early meadow-rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern bottlebrush grass (Elymus hystrix)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)

elm-leaved goldenrod (Solidago ulmifolia var. ulmifolia)

field thistle (Cirsium discolor)

flowering spurge (Euphorbia corollata)

foxtail barley (Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

fringed brome (Bromus ciliatus)

garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

giant chickweed (Myosoton aquaticum)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)

gray goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis ssp. nemoralis)

Greek valerian (Polemonium reptans var. reptans)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

green foxtail (Setaria viridis var. viridis)

grooved yellow flax (Linum sulcatum var. sulcatum)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

hairy goldenrod (Solidago hispida)

hairy wood mint (Blephilia hirsuta var. hirsuta)

harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Indianpipe (Monotropa uniflora)

interrupted fern (Claytosmunda claytoniana)

jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

kidney-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)

large yellow lady’s slipper (Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens)

large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

large-fruited black snakeroot (Sanicula trifoliata)

late figwort (Scrophularia marilandica)

late goldenrod (Solidago altissima)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

lowland hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa)

Maryland black snakeroot (Sanicula marilandica)

May-apple (Podophyllum peltatum)

Missouri gooseberry (Ribes missouriense)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

musk thistle (Carduus nutans)

narrow-leaved hawkweed (Hieracium umbellatum)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

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

northern maidenhair (Adiantum pedatum)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica)

pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

pale touch-me-not (Impatiens pallida)

paper birch (Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera)

peachleaf willow (Salix amygdaloides)

Pennsylvania smartweed (Persicaria pensylvanica)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

plantain-leaved pussytoes (Antennaria plantaginifolia)

plumeless thistle (Carduus acanthoides ssp. acanthoides)

poke milkweed (Asclepias exaltata)

prairie coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie goldenrod (Solidago ptarmicoides)

prairie lettuce (Lactuca ludoviciana)

prairie violet (Viola pedatifida)

prickly sow thistle (Sonchus asper)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

purpleleaf willowherb (Epilobium coloratum)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota ssp. carota)

red baneberry (Actaea rubra ssp. rubra)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

roadside agrimony (Agrimonia striata)

rock elm (Ulmus thomasii)

rough bedstraw (Galium asprellum)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

round-leaved dogwood (Cornus rugosa)

rue anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

scouring rush horsetail (Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine)

sharp-lobed hepatica (Anemone acutiloba)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

slender-leaf false foxglove (Agalinis tenuifolia)

slippery elm (Ulmus rubra)

smooth blue aster (Symphyotrichum laeve)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

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

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

spinulose wood fern (Dryopteris carthusiana)

spotted lady’s thumb (Persicaria maculosa)

spotted touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis)

spreading Jacob’s ladder (Polemonium reptans var. reptans)

staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

starry campion (Silene stellata)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

tall bellflower (Campanulastrum americanum)

tall blue lettuce (Lactuca biennis)

tall boneset (Eupatorium altissimum)

tall thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

three-lobe beggarticks (Bidens tripartita)

timothy (Phleum pratense ssp. pratense)

twoleaf miterwort (Mitella diphylla)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

velvet-leaf (Abutilon theophrasti)

Virginia stickseed (Hackelia virginiana)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

western bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

western sunflower (Helianthus occidentalis ssp. occidentalis)

white avens (Geum canadense)

white baneberry (Actaea pachypoda)

white clover (Trifolium repens ssp. repens)

white oak (Quercus alba)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. candida)

white rattlesnake root (Nabalus albus)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

white trout lily (Erythronium albidum)

white vervain (Verbena urticifolia)

white-flowered leafcup (Polymnia canadensis)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild blue phlox (Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

wild yam (Dioscorea villosa)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca ssp. americana)

yellow foxtail (Setaria pumila ssp. pumila)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow marsh marigold (Caltha palustris var. palustris)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

zigzag goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)

 

Abutilon theophrasti (velvet-leaf)

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. nigrum (black maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Actaea pachypoda (white baneberry)

Actaea rubra ssp. rubra (red baneberry)

Adiantum pedatum (northern maidenhair)

Agalinis tenuifolia (slender-leaf false foxglove)

Ageratina altissima var. altissima (white snakeroot)

Agrimonia gryposepala (common agrimony)

Agrimonia striata (roadside agrimony)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia trifida (giant ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa (lowland hog peanut)

Andropogon gerardi (big bluestem)

Anemone acutiloba (sharp-lobed hepatica)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Anemone virginiana (tall thimbleweed)

Antennaria plantaginifolia (plantain-leaved pussytoes)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Aralia nudicaulis (wild sarsaparilla)

Aralia racemosa ssp. racemosa (American spikenard)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (jack-in-the-pulpit)

Asarum canadense (Canadian wild ginger)

Asclepias exaltata (poke milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asparagus officinalis (asparagus)

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

Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera (paper birch)

Bidens tripartita (three-lobe beggarticks)

Blephilia hirsuta var. hirsuta (hairy wood mint)

Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula (sideoats grama)

Bromus ciliatus (fringed brome)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Caltha palustris var. palustris (yellow marsh marigold)

Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)

Campanula rotundifolia (harebell)

Campanulastrum americanum (tall bellflower)

Carduus acanthoides (plumeless thistle)

Carduus nutans (musk thistle)

Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)

Caulophyllum thalictroides (blue cohosh)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Circaea canadensis (broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade)

Cirsium discolor (field thistle)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Coreopsis palmata (prairie coreopsis)

Cornus alternifolia (pagoda dogwood)

Cornus rugosa (round-leaved dogwood)

Cryptotaenia canadensis (Canadian honewort)

Cuscuta gronovii (common dodder)

Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens (large yellow lady’s slipper)

Dalea candida var. candida (white prairie clover)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Daucus carota ssp. carota (Queen Anne’s lace)

Dicentra cucullaria (Dutchman’s breeches)

Dioscorea villosa (wild yam)

Dryopteris carthusiana (spinulose wood fern)

Echinocystis lobata (wild cucumber)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Elymus hystrix (eastern bottlebrush grass)

Epilobium coloratum (purpleleaf willowherb)

Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine (scouring rush horsetail)

Erigeron annuus (annual fleabane)

Erigeron canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Erythronium albidum (white trout lily)

Eupatorium altissimum (tall boneset)

Euphorbia corollata (flowering spurge)

Eurybia macrophylla (bigleaf aster)

Fallopia convolvulus (black bindweed)

Fragaria vesca ssp. americana (woodland strawberry)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium asprellum (rough bedstraw)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Geum canadense (white avens)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Hackelia virginiana (Virginia stickseed)

Helianthus occidentalis ssp. occidentalis (western sunflower)

Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus (stiff sunflower)

Heracleum maximum (American cow parsnip)

Hieracium umbellatum (narrow-leaved hawkweed)

Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum (foxtail barley)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Impatiens capensis (spotted touch-me-not)

Impatiens pallida (pale touch-me-not)

Juglans nigra (black walnut)

Juniperus communis var. depressa (common juniper)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Lactuca biennis (tall blue lettuce)

Lactuca ludoviciana (prairie lettuce)

Laportea canadensis (Canadian woodnettle)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Linum sulcatum var. sulcatum (grooved yellow flax)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

Maianthemum racemosum var. racemosum (common false Solomon’s seal)

Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica (ostrich fern)

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)

Mitella diphylla (twoleaf miterwort)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Monotropa uniflora (Indianpipe)

Myosoton aquaticum (giant chickweed)

Nabalus albus (white rattlesnake root)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Claytosmunda claytoniana (interrupted fern)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (American hophornbeam)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Pastinaca sativa (wild parsnip)

Persicaria maculosa (spotted lady’s thumb)

Persicaria pensylvanica (Pennsylvania smartweed)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phleum pratense ssp. pratense (timothy)

Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii (wild blue phlox)

Phryma leptostachya (American lopseed)

Pilea pumila (Canadian clearweed)

Pinus strobus (eastern white pine)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Podophyllum peltatum (May-apple)

Polemonium reptans var. reptans (spreading Jacob’s ladder)

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

Polymnia canadensis (white-flowered leafcup)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus grandidentata (bigtooth aspen)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil)

Prunella vulgaris ssp. vulgaris (common self-heal)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum (western bracken fern)

Quercus alba (white oak)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved buttercup)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)

Ribes missouriense (Missouri gooseberry)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata (cut-leaved coneflower)

Salix amygdaloides (peachleaf willow)

Sambucus canadensis (American elderberry)

Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa (red elderberry)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Sanicula marilandica (Maryland black snakeroot)

Sanicula odorata (clustered black snakeroot)

Sanicula trifoliata (large-fruited black snakeroot)

Scrophularia lanceolata (early figwort)

Scrophularia marilandica (late figwort)

Securigera varia (crown vetch)

Setaria pumila ssp. pumila (yellow foxtail)

Setaria viridis var. viridis (green foxtail)

Silene stellata (starry campion)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Smilax lasioneura (Blue Ridge carrionflower)

Smilax tamnoides (bristly greenbrier)

Solidago altissima (late goldenrod)

Solidago flexicaulis (zigzag goldenrod)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Solidago hispida (hairy goldenrod)

Solidago nemoralis ssp. nemoralis (gray goldenrod)

Solidago ptarmicoides (prairie goldenrod)

Solidago ulmifolia var. ulmifolia (elm-leaved goldenrod)

Sonchus asper (prickly sow thistle)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Symphoricarpos albus var. albus (common snowberry)

Symphyotrichum cordifolium (common blue wood aster)

Symphyotrichum laeve (smooth blue aster)

Symphyotrichum prenanthoides (crookedstem aster)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Teucrium canadense (American germander)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow-rue)

Thalictrum thalictroides (rue anemone)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium hybridum (alsike clover)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens ssp. repens (white clover)

Trillium flexipes (drooping trillium)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Ulmus thomasii (rock elm)

Urtica gracilis ssp. gracilis (American stinging nettle)

Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena urticifolia (white vervain)

Viola pedatifida (prairie violet)

Viola pubescens (downy yellow violet)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

 

alsike clover

American cow parsnip

American germander

American spikenard

black cherry

black raspberry

black-eyed susan

blue cohosh

bur oak (var. macrocarpa)

Canada mayflower

Canadian woodnettle

chokecherry

common blue violet

common false Solomon’s seal

common mullein

cut-leaved coneflower

downy yellow violet

Dutchman’s breeches

eastern bottlebrush grass

field thistle

flowering spurge

gray-headed coneflower

Greek valerian

ground ivy

Indianpipe

large yellow lady’s slipper

May-apple

Morrow’s honeysuckle

musk thistle

northern prickly ash

pale touch-me-not

poke milkweed

prairie violet

Queen Anne’s lace

red baneberry

red clover

red elderberry

sharp-lobed hepatica

spotted touch-me-not

starry campion

stiff sunflower (ssp. subrhomboideus)

tall bellflower

Virginia waterleaf

white prairie clover

white trout lily

wild bergamot (var. mollis)

wild columbine

wild geranium

wild parsnip

woodland strawberry

yellow marsh marigold

Reptiles

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Amphibians and Reptiles List

     

 

 

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