Afton State Park

               
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Area and County

Washington County

 

 

 


Size

1,620 acres statutory, 1,592 owned

 
 
Maps

Minnesota DNR Summer Map

 
Park Office

N44 50.801, W92 47.482

 
Hiking Trails

20 miles
¾ mile interpretive
0.6 mile handicapped accessible

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification

Province

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

Subsection(s)

St. Paul-Baldwin Plains

Land Type Association(s)

Afton Bedrock Hills

Stillwater Alluvial Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Dry Bedrock Bluff Prairie (Southern)

Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Southern)

Oak - (Red Maple) Woodland

Red Oak - White Oak - (Sugar Maple) Forest

Silver Maple - (Virginia Creeper) Floodplain Forest


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Links

Minnesota DNR


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Visits

8/14/2004

4/28/2009

9/30/2009

 

10/15/2014

4/17/2015

11/4/2015

 

 

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Robert Briggs


Park office and visitors center

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A bright tree in the upper picnic area

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Southern River trail

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Dock near the beach area, North River Trail

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Path

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Kirk Nelson


Off the Prairie Loop Trail in the northern part of the park

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Oak - (Red Maple) Woodland

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Prairie

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St. Croix River Inlet

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Deer Valley Loop

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Prairie Loop Trail

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Prairie Loop Trail Shelter

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  Hiking Club: Afton State Park, June 2012
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16 JUN 2012; Park #11, 2.5 miles

 
     
  Afton State Park, MN - fall 2005
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  Day hike to Afton State Park August 22, 2011
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Uploaded on Aug 22, 2011

Afton State Park. They have 20 miles of hiking trails. I only covered a little over 6 today.

 
     

 

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Published on Jun 4, 2013

Backpacking at Afton State Park (in Minnesota) with my good friend Kari. There is a nice 1-mile hike in to their backpacking campground. About half of the sites are shaded and private, and the other half are out in the open for the world to see. Thankfully our site was very private. Beware — there are raccoons, despite the park rangers telling us otherwise. After an early evening invasion, we ended up hanging our food between trees. There is wood, water and vault toilets at the campground, though the toilets can be a bit of a walk depending on the site.

 
     
  Afton State Park Shakedown 2010
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  Hammocks and hiking at Afton State Park w/ Hillbilly Deluxe (READ DESCRIPTION)
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Published on Oct 28, 2013

REDONE DUE TO CAMERA ISSUES... Temps, down to the low 20 deg. F. just a ittle footage of Afton State Park, hiking and commentary on the park, sorry for the shake and rattle, it's definitely time for a new camera Thanks for watching.. SUBSCRIBE. AND LIKE, THANKS

 
     
  Afton solo trip Part 1
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Uploaded on Apr 9, 2011

A solo overnighter at Afton State Park in Minnesota. I go through some of my backpacking gear and show off my hammock. I also get serenaded by some obnoxious wild turkeys!!!

 
     
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A solo overnighter at Afton State Park in Minnesota. I go through some of my backpacking gear and show off my hammock. I also get serenaded by some obnoxious wild turkeys!!!

 
     

 

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Fungi and Lichens

Crowded Parchment (Stereum complicatum)

Trametes pubescens

True Tinder Polypore (Fomes fomentarius)

unknown mushroom

unknown mushroom

Insects and Arachnids

eastern comma (Polygonia comma)

multicolored Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis f. succinea)

eastern comma

Plants

milkweed (Asclepias sp.)

spinulose wood fern (Dryopteris carthusiana)

milkweed (Asclepias sp.)


 

 

MinnesotaSeasons.com Observations

   

Amphibians

boreal chorus frog (Pseudacris maculata)

boreal chorus frog


Birds

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

 

Endangered

Henslow’s Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii)

 

Special concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird Checklist

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)

American Goldfinch

Blue Jay

Canada Goose

Dark-eyed Junco

Mourning Dove

Northern Cardinal

White-breasted Nuthatch

Wild Turkey

 


Fungi and Lichens

Artist’s Conk (Ganoderma applanatum)

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

Common Greenshield Lichen (Flavoparmelia caperata)

False Tinder Fungus (Phellinus igniarius)

False Turkey Tail (Stereum ostrea)

Hammered Shield Lichen (Parmelia sulcata)

Late Oyster Mushroom (Panellus serotinus)

Pear-shaped Puffball (Lycoperdon pyriforme)

Thin-Walled Maze Polypore (Daedaleopsis confragosa)

Trametes pubescens

True Tinder Polypore (Fomes fomentarius)

White Chanterelle (Cantharellus subalbidus)

Black Knot

Common Greenshield Lichen

Pear-shaped Puffball


Insects and Arachnids

a soldier beetle (Silis percomis)

American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis)

Carolina grasshopper (Dissosteira carolina)

differential grasshopper (Melanoplus differentialis)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

mourning cloak

Mammals

American beaver (Castor canadensis)

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

coyote (Canis latrans)

eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger)

eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

thirteen-lined ground squirrel (Ictidomys tridecemlineatus)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

eastern chipmunk

whitetail deer


Plants

Five plant species with conservation status in Minnesota and three species on the watch list are found here:

 

Endangered

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

hairy forked nailwort (Paronychia fastigiata var. fastigiata)

 

Threatened

kitten-tails (Veronica bullii)

 

Special concern

arrowhead rattlebox (Crotalaria sagittalis)

white wild indigo (Baptisia lactea var. lactea)

 

Watch list

long-bearded hawkweed (Hieracium longipilum)

Tennessee bladderfern (Cystopteris tennesseensis)

Virginia bugleweed (Lycopus virginicus)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas (Bell Museum of Natural History) Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Dry Bedrock Bluff Prairie (Southern) UPs13c

Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Southern) UPs13b

Oak - (Red Maple) Woodland FDs37a

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

Silver Maple - (Virginia Creeper) Floodplain Forest FFs68a

 
 

 

Allegheny blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis)

alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American highbush cranberry (Viburnum opulus var. americanum)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

annual fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

asparagus (asparagus officinalis)

Balkan catchfly (Silene csereii)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata)

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

bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)

bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)

black maple (Acer saccharum ssp. nigrum)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black walnut (Juglans nigra)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

blue giant hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis)

blue spruce (Picea pungens)

blue vervain (Verbena hastata)

bottle gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

bouncing bet (Saponaria officinalis)

boxelder (Acer negundo)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa ssp. interior)

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Canada lettuce (Lactuca canadensis)

Canada moonseed (Menispermum canadense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

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

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common oat (Avena sativa)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common St. Johnswort (Hypericum perforatum)

common sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

compass plant (Silphium laciniatum)

crown vetch (Securigera varia)

Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

Deptford pink (Dianthus armeria ssp. armeria)

desert false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa)

early horse-gentian (Triosteum aurantiacum var. aurantiacum)

early meadow rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern bottlebrush grass (Elymus hystrix)

eastern false rue anemone (Enemion biternatum)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)

elm-leaved goldenrod (Solidago ulmifolia var. ulmifolia)

false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis)

field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

Flodman’s thistle (Cirsium flodmanii)

garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

gray goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

greater fringed gentian (Gentianopsis crinita)

Grecian foxglove (Digitalis lanata)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

hairy hedge nettle (Stachys pilosa var. pilosa)

heal-all (Prunella vulgaris)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

Illinois tick-trefoil (Desmodium illinoense)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

ironwood (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)

Michigan lily (Lilium michiganense)

mouse-ear chickweed (Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare)

New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

northern maidenhair (Adiantum pedatum)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

northern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis)

Norway spruce (Picea abies)

orange hawkweed (Pilosella aurantiaca)

ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica)

paleleaf woodland sunflower (Helianthus strumosus)

paper birch (Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera)

pearly everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)

Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pensylvanica)

Pennsylvania smartweed (Persicaria pensylvanica)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

pointed-leaved tick-trefoil (Desmodium glutinosum)

poke milkweed (Asclepias exaltata)

prairie crabapple (Malus ioensis)

prairie ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata)

prairie onion (Allium stellatum)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

purple locoweed (Oxytropis lambertii var. lambertii)

purple lovegrass (Eragrostis spectabilis)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

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

rabbit’s foot clover (Trifolium arvense)

rabbit-tobacco (Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa)

red maple (Acer rubrum var. rubrum)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

red pine (Pinus resinosa)

rough bedstraw (Galium asprellum)

rough cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium)

round-headed bush clover (Lespedeza capitata)

round-leaved dogwood (Cornus rugosa)

round-lobed hepatica (Anemone americana)

rue anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris)

scouring rush horsetail (Equisetum hyemale var. affine)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

sharp-lobed hepatica (Anemone acutiloba)

showy goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)

showy partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata)

silky dogwood (Cornus amomum ssp. obliqua)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

slippery elm (Ulmus rubra)

smooth hedge nettle (Stachys tenuifolia)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos)

spotted lady’s thumb (Persicaria maculosa)

staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

tall thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

Virginia mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

western bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white ash (Fraxinus americana)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides)

white oak (Quercus alba)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

white spruce (Picea glauca)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

white wild indigo (Baptisia lactea var. lactea)

whorled milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woodland lettuce (Lactuca floridana var. floridana)

yellow foxtail (Setaria pumila ssp. pumila)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

zigzag goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)

 

Acer negundo (boxelder)

Acer rubrum var. rubrum (red maple)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. nigrum (black maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Adiantum pedatum (northern maidenhair)

Agastache foeniculum (blue giant hyssop)

Ageratina altissima var. altissima (white snakeroot)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)

Allium stellatum (prairie onion)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Amorpha fruticosa (desert false indigo)

Amphicarpaea bracteata (American hog peanut)

Anaphalis margaritacea (pearly everlasting)

Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem)

Anemone acutiloba (sharp-lobed hepatica)

Anemone americana (round-lobed hepatica)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Anemone virginiana (tall thimbleweed)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Asarum canadense (wild ginger)

Asclepias exaltata (poke milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asclepias tuberosa ssp. interior (butterfly weed)

Asclepias verticillata (whorled milkweed)

Asparagus officinalis (asparagus)

Avena sativa (common oat)

Baptisia lactea var. lactea (white wild indigo)

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera (paper birch)

Bouteloua gracilis (blue grama)

Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)

Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania sedge)

Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Centaurea stoebe ssp. micranthos (spotted knapweed)

Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare (mouse-ear chickweed)

Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata (showy partridge pea)

Cirsium flodmanii (Flodman’s thistle)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Convolvulus arvensis (field bindweed)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Cornus amomum ssp. obliqua (silky dogwood)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Cornus rugosa (round-leaved dogwood)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Dalea candida (white prairie clover)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

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

Desmodium glutinosum (pointed-leaved tick-trefoil)

Desmodium illinoense (Illinois tick-trefoil)

Dianthus armeria ssp. armeria (Deptford pink)

Digitalis lanata (Grecian foxglove)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Elymus hystrix (eastern bottlebrush grass)

Enemion biternatum (eastern false rue anemone)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum hyemale var. affine (scouring rush horsetail)

Eragrostis spectabilis (purple lovegrass)

Erigeron annuus (annual fleabane)

Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (common boneset)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Fraxinus americana (white ash)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium asprellum (rough bedstraw)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Gentiana andrewsii (bottle gentian)

Gentianopsis crinita (greater fringed gentian)

Helenium autumnale (common sneezeweed)

Helianthus strumosus (paleleaf woodland sunflower)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis (false sunflower)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Hypericum perforatum (common St. Johnswort)

Juglans cinerea (butternut)

Juglans nigra (black walnut)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Lactuca canadensis (Canada lettuce)

Lactuca floridana var. floridana (woodland lettuce)

Laportea canadensis (Canadian woodnettle)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lespedeza capitata (round-headed bush clover)

Lilium michiganense (Michigan lily)

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

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

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

Malus ioensis (prairie crabapple)

Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica (ostrich fern)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (ironwood)

Oxytropis lambertii var. lambertii (purple locoweed)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Persicaria maculosa (spotted lady’s thumb)

Persicaria pensylvanica (Pennsylvania smartweed)

Picea abies (Norway spruce)

Picea glauca (white spruce)

Picea pungens (blue spruce)

Pilosella aurantiaca (orange hawkweed)

Pinus resinosa (red pine)

Pinus strobus (eastern white pine)

Pinus sylvestris (Scotch pine)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus grandidentata (bigtooth aspen)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Prunella vulgaris (heal-all)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium (rabbit-tobacco)

Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum (western bracken fern)

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountain mint)

Quercus alba (white oak)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)

Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rubus allegheniensis (Allegheny blackberry)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa (red elderberry)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Saponaria officinalis (bouncing bet)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Securigera varia (crown vetch)

Setaria pumila ssp. pumila (yellow foxtail)

Silene csereii (Balkan catchfly)

Silphium laciniatum (compass plant)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Solanum dulcamara (bittersweet nightshade)

Solidago canadensis (Canada goldenrod)

Solidago flexicaulis (zigzag goldenrod)

Solidago nemoralis (gray goldenrod)

Solidago rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Solidago speciosa (showy goldenrod)

Solidago ulmifolia var. ulmifolia (elm-leaved goldenrod)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Stachys pilosa var. pilosa (hairy hedge nettle)

Stachys tenuifolia (smooth hedge nettle)

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides (white heath aster)

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England aster)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow rue)

Thalictrum thalictroides (rue anemone)

Thuja occidentalis (northern white cedar)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium arvense (rabbit’s foot clover)

Trifolium hybridum (alsike clover)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Triosteum aurantiacum var. aurantiacum (early horse-gentian)

Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort)

Vaccinium angustifolium (lowbush blueberry)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena hastata (blue vervain)

Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata (prairie ironweed)

Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver’s root)

Viburnum opulus var. americanum (American highbush cranberry)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Xanthium strumarium (rough cocklebur)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

alsike clover

American highbush cranberry

asparagus

bird’s-foot trefoil

bittersweet nightshade

black cherry

black-eyed susan

blue grama

bottle gentian

bur oak (var. macrocarpa)

butterfly weed

Canada goldenrod

Canada wildrye

common boneset

common mullein

common St. Johnswort

compass plant

Culver’s root

false sunflower

garlic mustard

gray dogwood

gray-headed coneflower

greater fringed gentian

hoary alyssum

leadplant

Michigan lily

northern bedstraw

orange hawkweed

paleleaf woodland sunflower

prairie ironweed

prairie onion

Queen Anne’s lace

rabbit’s foot clover

rabbit-tobacco

red elderberry

round-headed bush clover

showy partridge pea

spotted knapweed

smooth sumac

stiff goldenrod

Virginia mountain mint

white prairie clover

whorled milkweed

wild bergamot

yellow goat’s beard

zigzag goldenrod


 

 

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