Crow-Hassan Park Reserve

 

 

     
 
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Three Rivers Park District

 
     
 

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2,600 acres

 
         
 

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12595 Park Drive
Hanover, MN 55374

N45 11.103, W93 37.790

 
         
 

Hours

 
 

5 AM–10 PM

 
         
 

Fees

 
 

No fee

 
         
 

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Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

Unpaved hiking: 2.7 mi.
Unpaved hiking/horse: 4.9 mi.
Unpaved hiking/horse/dog: 10 mi.

The paved Lake Independence Regional Trail begins in Crow-Hassan Park Reserve.

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

Deer hunting by shotgun and archery.

See Natural Resources Management (Three Rivers Park District) for details.

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Big Woods

   
  Land Type Association    

Maple Plain Moraine

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Elm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Hackberry) Forest

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

Southern Mesic Maple-Basswood Forest

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

Natural Features

     
 

840 acres of restored prairie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horse Park

This is a horse park that accommodates hikers with a short hiking trail. The hiking trail is wide and, despite numerous signs, is also used by horseback riders.

           
 
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Trail between the Twin Lakes

 
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North Twin Lake

 
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South Twin Lake

 
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Prairie flowers in bloom along the trail between the Twin Lakes

 
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  Volunteers help restore prairie
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Published on Sep 24, 2013

The tug of a prairie sky can be powerful. It has a magnetic pull on those who love wide open space, colorful flowers and fresh autumn air. 

"There isn't a time when the prairie isn't beautiful," said Maria Duane of Victoria. "I guess the sense of space is what is very appealing to me. I don't like feeling hemmed in. You feel very free in an open space like this."

Duane was in a volunteer group collecting prairie seeds at Hassan-Crow Park in Rogers. It was all part of a prairie restoration project.

"By collecting these seeds, we can take them and we can create the seed mixes that we want for specific areas and put them back out on the prairie, prairies that we have already restored, or else we can start converting others," said Steve Hogg, wildlife specialist for the Three Rivers Park District.

The goal for the volunteers was to come up with three different kinds of seeds from the Crow-Hassan prairie. It's a simple premise - identify the flower, grab the seeds and drop them in a bag. Prairie seed collection is organized by the Three Rivers Park District and runs from August through October.

"The great thing about prairies is that there's always something blooming," Hogg said. "By having something always blooming, things become ripe at different times of the year."

Without volunteers, the tab for this seedy job would be approximately $50,000. However, they are glad to chip in because a day on the prairie is priceless.

"It's a very sacred time actually, very quiet, beautiful," Duane said. "I love the prairie plants."

"The environment, the air, the sky, it's a beautiful place to be," said volunteer Jim Rogne.

If you want to volunteer for prairie restoration, the next seed collection is Tuesday, Oct. 1, between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Eric Nelson, reporting

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  Prairie Burn - Three Rivers Parks
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Uploaded on May 11, 2010

Three Rivers Parks routinely do prairie burns to renew and regenerate prairie ecosystems. This video shows how it's done at Crow-Hassan Park in northwest Hennepin County.

   
  second run of the season
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a little puppy run in Crow Hassan Park

   

 

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Fungi and Lichens

 
  Bear’s Head Tooth (Hericium americanum)   Bear’s Head Tooth  
           
 
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Visits

8/11/2009

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Amphibians

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Amphibians and Reptiles List

 
  northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)   northern leopard frog  
 

Bacteria

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

Birds

 
 

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

Special Concern

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

 
 

eBird Field Checklist

 
 

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors)

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)

Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis tabida)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

 

American Goldfinch

Blue Jay

Mourning Dove

Northern Cardinal

Trumpeter Swan

Wild Turkey

 
 

Fishes

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fishes List

 
         
 

Fungi and Lichens

 
 

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

Common Greenshield Lichen (Flavoparmelia caperata)

Gold Dust Lichen (Chrysothrix candelaris)

Star Rosette Lichen (Physcia stellaris)

Sunburst Lichen (Xanthoria sp.)

  Common Greenshield Lichen  
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

One federally endangered species and two insect species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Federally Endangered

rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis)

Special Concern

Leonard’s skipper (Hesperia leonardus)

regal fritillary (Speyeria idalia)

 
 

Minnesota Bee Atlas

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Insects List

 
 

banded argiope (Argiope trifasciata)

common harvestman (Phalangium opilio)

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

eastern harvestman (Leiobunum vittatum)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

goldenrod soldier beetle (Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus)

great black digger wasp (Sphex pensylvanicus)

Halloween pennant (Celithemis eponina)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

sword-bearing conehead (Neoconocephalus ensiger)

 

banded argiope

goldenrod gall fly

Halloween pennant

 
 

Mammals

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Mammals List

 
 

eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

  eastern gray squirrel  
 

Plants

 
 

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

Special Concern

American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)

few-flowered spikerush (Eleocharis quinqueflora)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

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

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

Southern Mesic Maple-Basswood Forest MHs39

     
 

 

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American bittersweet (Celastrus scandens)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American germander (Teucrium canadense)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa)

American hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

American lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)

American plum (Prunus americana)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

American vetch (Vicia americana ssp. americana)

American white waterlily (Nymphaea odorata)

annual fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

arrowleaf tearthumb (Persicaria sagittata)

asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi)

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

bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)

black ash (Fraxinus nigra)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

blue giant hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

blue skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora var. lateriflora)

bottle gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

broad-leaved arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)

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

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa ssp. interior)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Canada moonseed (Menispermum canadense)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian tick-trefoil (Desmodium canadense)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

clammy groundcherry (Physalis heterophylla var. heterophylla)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common chickweed (Stellaria media)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

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

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 St. Johnswort (Hypericum perforatum)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

crabgrass (Digitaria sp.)

Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

cut-leaved coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata)

dotted blazing star (Liatris punctata var. punctata)

early figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata)

early meadow-rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern bottlebrush grass (Elymus hystrix)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

field chickweed (Cerastium arvense)

field thistle (Cirsium discolor)

flowering spurge (Euphorbia corollata)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

giant foxtail (Setaria faberi)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

gray goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

green foxtail (Setaria viridis var. viridis)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

hairy false goldenaster (Heterotheca villosa)

hairy sunflower (Helianthus hirsutus)

hairy vetch (Vicia villosa ssp. villosa)

heart-leaved four o’clock (Mirabilis nyctaginea)

heart-leaved golden alexanders (Zizia aptera)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium ssp. angulata)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

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)

large-flowered beardtongue (Penstemon grandiflorus)

late goldenrod (Solidago altissima)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

long-bearded hawkweed (Hieracium longipilum)

long-spine sandbur (Cenchrus longispinus)

marsh vetchling (Lathyrus palustris)

Missouri gooseberry (Ribes missouriense)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

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

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

paleleaf woodland sunflower (Helianthus strumosus)

Pennsylvania smartweed (Persicaria pensylvanica)

porcupine grass (Hesperostipa spartea)

prairie alumroot (Heuchera richardsonii)

prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya)

prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata)

prairie coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata)

prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie goldenrod (Solidago ptarmicoides)

prairie onion (Allium stellatum)

prairie peppergrass (Lepidium densiflorum)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

purple giant hyssop (Agastache scrophulariifolia)

purple lovegrass (Eragrostis spectabilis)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

rattlesnake fern (Botrypus virginianus)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red maple (Acer rubrum var. rubrum)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

rock elm (Ulmus thomasii)

rough bedstraw (Galium asprellum)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

round-headed bush clover (Lespedeza capitata)

Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

showy goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)

sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula)

silky aster (Symphyotrichum sericeum)

silky dogwood (Cornus amomum ssp. obliqua)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

silvery cinquefoil (Potentilla argentea)

slippery elm (Ulmus rubra)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

smooth oxeye (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra)

smooth rose (Rosa blanda var. blanda)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

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

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

steeplebush (Spiraea tomentosa)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

sundial lupine (Lupinus perennis var. perennis)

switch grass (Panicum virgatum var. virgatum)

tall bellflower (Campanulastrum americanum)

tall cinquefoil (Drymocallis arguta)

tall meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

tall thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

Tatarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

tower mustard (Turritis glabra)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

variegated yellow pond lily (Nuphar variegata)

veiny pea (Lathyrus venosus var. intonsus)

virgin’s bower (Clematis virginiana)

Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Virginia mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)

Virginia pepper grass (Lepidium virginicum var. virginicum)

Virginia stickseed (Hackelia virginiana)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

water smartweed (Persicaria amphibia)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides)

white panicled aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. candida)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

whorled milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

wolfberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

wood betony (Pedicularis canadensis ssp. canadensis)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

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)

yellowish gentian (Gentiana alba)

zigzag goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)

 

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer rubrum var. rubrum (red maple)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Agastache foeniculum (blue giant hyssop)

Agastache scrophulariifolia (purple giant hyssop)

Ageratina altissima var. altissima (white snakeroot)

Allium stellatum (prairie onion)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia trifida (giant ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa (American hog peanut)

Andropogon gerardi (big bluestem)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Anemone virginiana (tall thimbleweed)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Aralia nudicaulis (wild sarsaparilla)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (jack-in-the-pulpit)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asclepias tuberosa ssp. interior (butterfly weed)

Asclepias verticillata (whorled milkweed)

Asparagus officinalis (asparagus)

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

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Botrypus virginianus (rattlesnake fern)

Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula (sideoats grama)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Calystegia sepium. ssp. angulata (hedge bindweed)

Campanulastrum americanum (tall bellflower)

Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)

Celastrus scandens (American bittersweet)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Cenchrus longispinus (long-spine sandbur)

Cerastium arvense (field chickweed)

Chenopodium album (common lamb’s-quarters)

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

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium discolor (field thistle)

Clematis virginiana (virgin’s bower)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Coreopsis palmata (prairie coreopsis)

Cornus amomum ssp. obliqua (silky dogwood)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Dalea candida var. candida (white prairie clover)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Desmodium canadense (Canadian tick-trefoil)

Digitaria sp. (crabgrass)

Drymocallis arguta (tall cinquefoil)

Echinocystis lobata (wild cucumber)

Elaeagnus angustifolia (Russian olive)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Elymus hystrix (eastern bottlebrush grass)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Eragrostis spectabilis (purple lovegrass)

Erigeron annuus (annual fleabane)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Euphorbia corollata (flowering spurge)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Fraxinus nigra (black ash)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium asprellum (rough bedstraw)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Gentiana alba (yellowish gentian)

Gentiana andrewsii (bottle gentian)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Hackelia virginiana (Virginia stickseed)

Helianthus hirsutus (hairy sunflower)

Helianthus pauciflorus (stiff sunflower)

Helianthus strumosus (paleleaf woodland sunflower)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra (smooth oxeye)

Hesperostipa spartea (porcupine grass)

Heterotheca villosa (hairy false goldenaster)

Heuchera richardsonii (prairie alumroot)

Hieracium longipilum (long-bearded hawkweed)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Hypericum perforatum (common St. Johnswort)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Koeleria macrantha (June grass)

Laportea canadensis (Canadian woodnettle)

Lathyrus palustris (marsh vetchling)

Lathyrus venosus var. intonsus) (veiny pea)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lepidium densiflorum (prairie peppergrass)

Lepidium virginicum var. virginicum (Virginia pepper grass)

Lespedeza capitata (round-headed bush clover)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Liatris punctata var. punctata (dotted blazing star)

Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya (prairie blazing star)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

Lonicera tatarica (Tatarian honeysuckle)

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

Lupinus perennis var. perennis (sundial lupine)

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

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)

Mirabilis nyctaginea (heart-leaved four o’clock)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Nuphar variegata (variegated yellow pond lily)

Nymphaea odorata (American white waterlily)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (American hophornbeam)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Panicum virgatum var. virgatum (switch grass)

Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Pedicularis canadensis ssp. canadensis (wood betony)

Penstemon grandiflorus (large-flowered beardtongue)

Persicaria amphibia (water smartweed)

Persicaria pensylvanica (Pennsylvania smartweed)

Persicaria sagittata (arrowleaf tearthumb)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Phryma leptostachya (American lopseed)

Physalis heterophylla var. heterophylla (clammy groundcherry)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)

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

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla argentea (silvery cinquefoil)

Prunus americana (American plum)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountain mint)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)

Ribes missouriense (Missouri gooseberry)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rosa blanda var. blanda (smooth rose)

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)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Sagittaria latifolia (broad-leaved arrowhead)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Scrophularia lanceolata (early figwort)

Scutellaria lateriflora var. lateriflora (blue skullcap)

Setaria faberi (giant foxtail)

Setaria pumila ssp. pumila (yellow foxtail)

Setaria viridis var. viridis (green foxtail)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (cup plant)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Solidago altissima (late goldenrod)

Solidago canadensis (Canada goldenrod)

Solidago flexicaulis (zigzag goldenrod)

Solidago nemoralis (gray goldenrod)

Solidago ptarmicoides (prairie goldenrod)

Solidago speciosa (showy goldenrod)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Spartina pectinata (prairie cordgrass)

Spiraea tomentosa (steeplebush)

Sporobolus heterolepis (prairie dropseed)

Stachys pilosa var. arenicola (woundwort)

Stellaria media ssp. media (common chickweed)

Symphoricarpos occidentalis (wolfberry)

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides (white heath aster)

Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (white panicled aster)

Symphyotrichum sericeum (silky aster)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Teucrium canadense (American germander)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (tall meadow-rue)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow-rue)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Turritis glabra (tower mustard)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Ulmus thomasii (rock elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena stricta (hoary vervain)

Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver’s root)

Vicia americana ssp. americana (American vetch)

Vicia villosa ssp. villosa (hairy vetch)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

Zizia aptera (heart-leaved golden alexanders)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

 

American germander

American plum

American vetch

American white waterlily (ssp. tuberosa)

bird’s-foot trefoil

black cherry

black-eyed susan

blue giant hyssop

bur oak (var. macrocarpa)

butterfly weed

Canada anemone

Canadian tick-trefoil

chokecherry

common dandelion

common evening primrose

common St. Johnswort

Culver’s root

cup plant

cut-leaved coneflower

flowering spurge

golden alexanders

gray dogwood

gray-headed coneflower

hoary alyssum

large-flowered beardtongue

leadplant

Missouri gooseberry

Morrow’s honeysuckle

northern prickly ash

prairie blazing star

prairie fleabane (var. strigosus)

prairie onion

prairie rose

purple prairie clover

round-headed bush clover

Russian olive

silky aster

silvery cinquefoil

smooth rose

staghorn sumac

Sundiial Lupine

tall bellflower

tall meadow-rue

Tatarian honeysuckle

western poison ivy

white prairie clover

whorled milkweed

wild bergamot

wild columbine

yellow wood sorrel

 
 

Reptiles

 
 

Two reptile species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Threatened

Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)

Special Concern

gopher snake (Pituophis catenifer)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Amphibians and Reptiles List

 
         

 

 

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Reintroduced Species

Regal fritillaries and Leonard’s skippers were recently reintroduced on the restored prairie.

Eastern hognose snakes and gopher snakes have also been reintroduced into the park.


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