Clinton Falls Dwarf Trout Lily SNA






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This SNA was designated June 27, 2011.














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20.5 acres




Park at the Straight River Public Water Access #2. Cross the Straight River on the road shoulder to arrive at the east boundary of the SNA.

N44 8.929, W93 14.597


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          Steele County  
          Southeast Minnesota  

Hiking Trails


No maintained trails




No hunting


Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

  Ecological Section    

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

  Ecological Subsection    

Oak Savanna

  Land Type Association    

Lemond Moraine


Native Plant Communities*


Elm - Ash - Basswood Terrace Forest

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

Natural Features


Frontage on the Straight River


















There is no wood routed sign but the boundaries are well marked.




Water Trail

The Straight River Water Trail passes through this site.

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Elm - Ash - Basswood Terrace Forest

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Straight River

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Clearing on Peninsula between Straight River and Crane Creek

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Floodplain Forest

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  boreal chorus frog (Pseudacris maculata)   boreal chorus frog  



American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)

Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)

Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)


Blue Jay

Brown-headed Cowbird

Canada Goose


Red-winged Blackbird

White-breasted Nuthatch




Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fishes List


Fungi and Lichens


Artist’s Conk (Ganoderma applanatum)

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

  Artist’s Conk  

Insects and Arachnids


Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Insects List


American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis)

eastern boxelder bug (Boisea trivittata)

  eastern boxelder bug  



eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)

fox squirrel (Sciurus niger)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

  eastern cottontail  



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


Minnesota dwarf trout lily (Erythronium propullans)


Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List


Plants frequently found in:

Elm - Ash - Basswood Terrace Forest FFs59c



American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

American stinging nettle (Urtica gracilis ssp. gracilis)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

cut-leaved toothwort (Cardamine concatenata)

eastern false rue anemone (Enemion biternatum)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pensylvanica)

plumeless thistle (Carduus acanthoides ssp. acanthoides)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

rue anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

Siberian squill (Scilla siberica)

smooth yellow violet (Viola pubescens var. scabriuscula)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

white trout lily (Erythronium albidum)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild leek (Allium tricoccum)


Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Allium tricoccum (wild leek)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Cardamine concatenata (cut-leaved toothwort)

Carduus acanthoides (plumeless thistle)

Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania sedge)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Enemion biternatum (eastern false rue anemone)

Erythronium albidum (white trout lily)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (American hophornbeam)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Scilla siberica (Siberian squill)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum thalictroides (rue anemone)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Urtica gracilis ssp. gracilis (American stinging nettle)

Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Viola pubescens var. scabriuscula (smooth yellow violet)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)



bur oak (var. macrocarpa)


common blue violet

eastern false rue anemone

large-flowered bellwort

rue anemone

Virginia waterleaf

wild grape







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