Blue Mounds State Park

               
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Area and County

Rock County

 

 

 


Size

1,830 acres statutory, 1,579 owned

 
 
Maps

Minnesota DNR All Season Map

 
Park Entrance

N43 43.062, W96 11.565

 
Hiking Trails

13 miles
1 mile interpretive trail

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification

Province

Prairie Parkland Province

Ecological Classification

Section

North Central Glaciated Plains

Subsection(s)

Inner Coteau

Land Type Association(s)

Blue Mounds

Luverne Alluvial Plain

Trosky Till Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Basswood - Bur Oak - (Green Ash) Forest

Cattail - Sedge Marsh (Prairie)

Crystalline Bedrock Outcrop (Prairie): Sioux Quartzite Subtype

Dry Hill Prairie (Southern)

Elm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Hackberry) Forest

Mesic Prairie (Southern)

Seepage Meadow/Carr: Tussock Sedge Subtype

Southern Dry Savanna

Spikerush - Bur Reed Marsh (Prairie)

Wet Prairie (Southern)


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Links

Minnesota DNR


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Eagle Rock, the high point in the park at 1,683 feet, provides a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view that includes three states.


Visits

8/1/1999

8/28/2005

  6/21/2017

 

 

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Lakebed, Formerly Lower Mound Lake

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Amphibians

American toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

American toad


Birds

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

 

Endangered

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)

Chestnut-collared Longspur (Calcarius ornatus)

Henslow’s Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii)

Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)

Sprague’s Pipit (Anthus spragueii)

 

Threatened

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)

 

Special concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Bell’s Vireo (Vireo bellii)

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)

Forster’s Tern (Sterna forsteri)

Franklin’s Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)

Nelson’s Sparrow (Ammodramus nelsoni)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird Checklist

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Dickcissel (Spiza americana)Dickcissel (Spiza americana)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)

Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)

Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta)

American Goldfinch

Baltimore Oriole Nest

Blue Jay

Gray Catbird

Indigo Bunting

Mourning Dove

Red-winged Blackbird


Fungi and Lichens

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

Crown Rust (Puccinia coronata)

Scarlet Cup (Sarcoscypha austriaca)

Crown Rust


Insects and Arachnids

One insect species with conservation status in Minnesota is found here:

 

Special concern

regal fritillary (Speyeria idalia)

 
 

American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis)

chokecherry finger gall mite (Eriophyes emarginatae)

common buckeye (Junonia coenia)

common green darner (Anax junius)

common whitetail (Plathemis lydia)

deer fly (Chrysops spp.)

eastern tent caterpillar moth (Malacosoma americanum)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

goldenrod soldier beetle (Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus)

leaf miner fly (Liriomyza eupatoriella)

long dash (Polites mystic)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

painted lady (Vanessa cardui)

red admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

regal fritillary (Speyeria idalia)

seven-spotted lady beetle (Coccinella septempunctata)

spongy oak apple gall wasp (Amphibolips confluenta)

spring azure (Celastrina ladon)

striped horse fly (Tabanus similis)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

twice-stabbed stink bug (Cosmopepla lintneriana)

widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

common whitetail

eastern tent caterpillar

monarch

painted lady

spongy oak apple gall wasp

twelve-spotted skimmer


Mammals

American bison (Bison bison)

eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

thirteen-lined ground squirrel (Ictidomys tridecemlineatus)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

thirteen-lined ground squirrel

Plants

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

 

Endangered

blackfoot quillwort (Isoetes melanopoda)

hairy waterclover (Marsilea vestita)

western prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera praeclara)

Wolf’s spikerush (Eleocharis wolfii)

 

Threatened

blue mudplantain (Heteranthera limosa)

disk water-hyssop (Bacopa rotundifolia)

tapertip flatsedge (Cyperus acuminatus)

two-headed water starwort (Callitriche heterophylla var. heterophylla)

 

Special concern

buffalo grass (Buchloë dactyloides)

narrow-leaved vervain (Verbena simplex)

Oregon woodsia (Woodsia oregana ssp. cathcartiana)

plains prickly pear (Opuntia macrorhiza)

slender plantain (Plantago elongata)

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

tumblegrass (Schedonnardus paniculatus)

water mudwort (Limosella aquatica)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Basswood - Bur Oak - (Green Ash) Forest MHs38b

Cattail - Sedge Marsh (Prairie) MRp83a

Crystalline Bedrock Outcrop (Prairie): Sioux Quartzite Subtype ROs12a2

Dry Hill Prairie (Southern) UPs13d

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

Mesic Prairie (Southern) UPs23a

Seepage Meadow/Carr: Tussock Sedge Subtype WMs83a1

Southern Dry Savanna UPs14

Spikerush - Bur Reed Marsh (Prairie) MRp93b

Wet Prairie (Southern) WPs54b

 
 

 

American black currant (Ribes americanum)

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American plum (Prunus americana)

American vetch (Vicia americana ssp. americana)

asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

bearded wheatgrass (Elymus trachycaulus ssp. subsecundus)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black walnut (Juglans nigra)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

blue vervain (Verbena hastata)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bracted spiderwort (Tradescantia bracteata)

brittle prickly pear (Opuntia fragilis)

broad-leaved arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa ssp. interior)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Canadian honewort (Cryptotaenia canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

Carolina foxtail (Alopecurus carolinianus)

Carolina geranium (Geranium carolinianum var. carolinianum)

catnip (Nepeta cataria)

cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

clammy groundcherry (Physalis heterophylla var. heterophylla)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common chickweed (Stellaria media ssp. media)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

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 plantain (Plantago major)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common sow thistle (Sonchus oleraceus)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

compass plant (Silphium laciniatum)

cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

cursed crowfoot (Ranunculus sceleratus)

dark green bulrush (Scirpus atrovirens)

desert false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa)

dotted blazing star (Liatris punctata var. punctata)

downy phlox (Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida)

early figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis)

field chickweed (Cerastium arvense)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

field pussytoes (Antennaria neglecta)

field sagewort (Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata)

Flodman’s thistle (Cirsium flodmanii)

fox sedge (Carex vulpinoidea)

foxtail barley (Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida var. trifida)

glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia var. graminifolia)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

grimmia dry rock moss (Grimmia laevigata)

heart-leaved four o’clock (Mirabilis nyctaginea)

heart-leaved golden alexanders (Zizia aptera)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

hoary puccoon (Lithospermum canescens)

hoary vervain (Verbena stricta)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

June grass (Koeleria macrantha)

Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

Leonard’s skullcap (Scutellaria parvula var. missouriensis)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

mapleleaf goosefoot (Chenopodium simplex)

marsh hedge nettle (Stachys palustris)

Maximilian’s sunflower (Helianthus maximilianii)

meadow garlic (Allium canadense var. canadense)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

narrow-leaved meadowsweet (Spiraea alba var. alba)

narrow-leaved purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

narrow-leaved vervain (Verbena simplex)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata ssp. glomerata)

oval-leaf milkweed (Asclepias ovalifolia)

peachleaf willow (Salix amygdaloides)

pineapple-weed (Matricaria discoidea)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

plains prickly pear (Opuntia macrorhiza)

plains wild indigo (Baptisia bracteata var. leucophaea)

plumeless thistle (Carduus acanthoides)

porcupine grass (Hesperostipa spartea)

porcupine sedge (Carex hystericina)

prairie alumroot (Heuchera richardsonii)

prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata)

prairie coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata)

prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie onion (Allium stellatum)

prairie peppergrass (Lepidium densiflorum var. densiflorum)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

prairie sagewort (Artemisia frigida)

prairie smoke (Geum triflorum var. triflorum)

prairie violet (Viola pedatifida var. pedatifida)

prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola)

prickly sow thistle (Sonchus asper)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

pussy willow (Salix discolor)

quackgrass (Elymus repens)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

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

quill sedge (Carex tenera var. echinodes)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red mulberry (Morus rubra)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

roadside agrimony (Agrimonia striata)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

rough false pennyroyal (Hedeoma hispida)

rough-fruited cinquefoil (Potentilla recta)

round-headed bush clover (Lespedeza capitata)

sandbar willow (Salix interior)

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

short-awned foxtail (Alopecurus aequalis)

showy goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

sleepy catchfly (Silene antirrhina)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

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

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

soft-stem bulrush (Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani)

spotted touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis)

spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

tall cinquefoil (Drymocallis arguta)

tall meadow rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

tall thistle (Cirsium altissimum)

tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)

Tartarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

violet wood sorrel (Oxalis violacea)

Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Virginia stickseed (Hackelia virginiana)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

western marbleseed (Lithospermum occidentale)

western panic grass (Dichanthelium acuminatum var. fasciculatum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

western ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides)

white mulberry (Morus alba)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

whorled milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wolfberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woolly plantain (Plantago patagonica)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Ageratina altissima var. altissima (white snakeroot)

Agrimonia striata (roadside agrimony)

Allium canadense var. canadense (meadow garlic)

Allium stellatum (prairie onion)

Alopecurus aequalis (short-awned foxtail)

Alopecurus carolinianus (Carolina foxtail)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia psilostachya (western ragweed)

Ambrosia trifida var. trifida (giant ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Amorpha fruticosa (desert false indigo)

Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Antennaria neglecta (field pussytoes)

Apocynum androsaemifolium (spreading dogbane)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata (field sagewort)

Artemisia dracunculus (tarragon)

Artemisia frigida (prairie sagewort)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asclepias ovalifolia (oval-leaf milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asclepias tuberosa ssp. interior (butterfly weed)

Asclepias verticillata (whorled milkweed)

Asparagus officinalis (asparagus)

Baptisia bracteata var. leucophaea (plains wild indigo)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Bromus tectorum (cheatgrass)

Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)

Carduus acanthoides (plumeless thistle)

Carex hystericina (porcupine sedge)

Carex tenera var. echinodes (quill sedge)

Carex vulpinoidea (fox sedge)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Cerastium arvense (field chickweed)

Chenopodium simplex (mapleleaf goosefoot)

Cirsium altissimum (tall thistle)

Cirsium flodmanii (Flodman’s thistle)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Coreopsis palmata (prairie coreopsis)

Cryptotaenia canadensis (Canadian honewort)

Dactylis glomerata ssp. glomerata (orchard grass)

Dalea candida (white prairie clover)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

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

Dichanthelium acuminatum var. fasciculatum (western panic grass)

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

Drymocallis arguta (tall cinquefoil)

Echinacea angustifolia (narrow-leaved purple coneflower)

Elymus repens (quackgrass)

Elymus trachycaulus ssp. subsecundus (bearded wheatgrass)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (common boneset)

Euthamia graminifolia var. graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod)

Frangula alnus (glossy buckthorn)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Geranium carolinianum var. carolinianum (Carolina geranium)

Geum triflorum var. triflorum (prairie smoke)

Grimmia laevigata (grimmia dry rock moss)

Hackelia virginiana (Virginia stickseed)

Hedeoma hispida (rough false pennyroyal)

Helianthus maximilianii (Maximilian’s sunflower)

Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus (stiff sunflower)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis (false sunflower)

Hesperostipa spartea (porcupine grass)

Heuchera richardsonii (prairie alumroot)

Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum (foxtail barley)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Impatiens capensis (spotted touch-me-not)

Juglans nigra (black walnut)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Koeleria macrantha (June grass)

Lactuca serriola (prickly lettuce)

Laportea canadensis (Canadian woodnettle)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lepidium densiflorum var. densiflorum (prairie peppergrass)

Lespedeza capitata (round-headed bush clover)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Liatris punctata var. punctata (dotted blazing star)

Lithospermum canescens (hoary puccoon)

Lithospermum occidentale (western marbleseed)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

Lonicera tatarica (Tartarian honeysuckle)

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

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

Matricaria discoidea (pineapple-weed)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Mirabilis nyctaginea (heart-leaved four o’clock)

Morus alba (white mulberry)

Morus rubra (red mulberry)

Nepeta cataria (catnip)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Opuntia fragilis (brittle prickly pear)

Opuntia macrorhiza (plains prickly pear)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Oxalis violacea (violet wood sorrel)

Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida (downy phlox)

Physalis heterophylla var. heterophylla (clammy groundcherry)

Plantago major (common plantain)

Plantago patagonica (woolly plantain)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)

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

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla recta (rough-fruited cinquefoil)

Prunus americana (American plum)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Ranunculus sceleratus (cursed crowfoot)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Ribes americanum (American black currant)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Sagittaria latifolia (broad-leaved arrowhead)

Salix amygdaloides (peachleaf willow)

Salix discolor (pussy willow)

Salix interior (sandbar willow)

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis (American elderberry)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani (soft-stem bulrush)

Scirpus atrovirens (dark green bulrush)

Scrophularia lanceolata (early figwort)

Scutellaria parvula var. missouriensis (Leonard’s skullcap)

Silene antirrhina (sleepy catchfly)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Silphium laciniatum (compass plant)

Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (cup plant)

Solidago canadensis (Canada goldenrod)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Solidago speciosa (showy goldenrod)

Sonchus asper (prickly sow thistle)

Sonchus oleraceus (common sow thistle)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Spartina pectinata (prairie cordgrass)

Spiraea alba var. alba (narrow-leaved meadowsweet)

Sporobolus heterolepis (prairie dropseed)

Stachys palustris (marsh hedge nettle)

Stellaria media ssp. media (common chickweed)

Symphoricarpos occidentalis (wolfberry)

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides (white heath aster)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (tall meadow rue)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tradescantia bracteata (bracted spiderwort)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena hastata (blue vervain)

Verbena simplex (narrow-leaved vervain)

Verbena stricta (hoary vervain)

Vicia americana ssp. americana (American vetch)

Viola pedatifida var. pedatifida (prairie violet)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zizia aptera (heart-leaved golden alexanders)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

American black currant

American elderberry

American plum

American vetch

black raspberry

bracted spiderwort

broad-leaved arrowhead

butterfly weed

Canada anemone

chokecherry

common blue violet

common evening primrose

common mullein

common yarrow

compass plant

cup plant

desert false indigo

downy phlox

false sunflower

Flodman’s thistle

grass-leaved goldenrod

heart-leaved four o’clock

hedge bindweed

hoary puccoon

leadplant

Maximilian’s sunflower

meadow garlic

Morrow’s honeysuckle

narrow-leaved purple coneflower

plains prickly pear

prairie fleabane (var. strigosus)

prairie onion

prairie rose

prairie violet

purple prairie clover

Queen Anne’s lace

rough-fruited cinquefoil

round-headed bush clover

showy goldenrod (var. speciosa)

spotted touch-me-not

spreading dogbane

stiff goldenrod

swamp milkweed

tall cinquefoil

Tartarian honeysuckle

Virginia waterleaf

white campion

white prairie clover

white snakeroot

whorled milkweed

yellow sweet clover


 

 

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