Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area

               
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Area and County

Meeker County

 

 

 


Size

1,230 acres statutory, 266 owned

 
 
Maps

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Parking

N45 0.544, W94 28.505

 
Hiking Trails

About 1.5 miles

 
Hunting

Archery only. See Hunting and Trapping Regulations (MN DNR) for details.


Ecological Classification

Province

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

Subsection(s)

Big Woods

Land Type Association(s)

Komensky Moraine

 
Native Plant Communities1

Basswood - Bur Oak - (Green Ash) Forest

Elm - Basswood - Black Ash - (Hackberry) Forest


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Visits

8/30/2013

  9/24/2013

 

 

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Birds

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Blue Jay


Insects and Arachnids

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

leaf miner fly (Liriomyza eupatoriella)

spongy oak apple gall wasp (Amphibolips confluenta)

spongy oak apple gall wasp


Mammals

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

American red squirrel


Plants

Plants frequently found in:

Basswood - Bur Oak - (Green Ash) Forest MHs38b

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

 
 

 

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa)

American lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)

bigleaf aster (Eurybia macrophylla)

bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)

black ash (Fraxinus nigra)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

blue vervain (Verbena hastata var. hastata)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

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

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

common agrimony (Agrimonia gryposepala)

common blue wood aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium)

common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

corn (Zea mays)

cut-leaved coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata)

desert false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

foxtail barley (Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

ironwood (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

Lombardy poplar (Populus nigra)

marsh skullcap (Scutellaria galericulata)

marsh vetchling (Lathyrus palustris)

Maryland black snakeroot (Sanicula marilandica)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

prickly sow thistle (Sonchus asper)

purple-stem aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum var. puniceum)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

roadside agrimony (Agrimonia striata)

rough bugleweed (Lycopus asper)

sandbar willow (Salix interior)

shining bedstraw (Galium concinnum)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

spotted Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium maculatum)

staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

Virginia stickseed (Hackelia virginiana)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

white vervain (Verbena urticifolia)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild mint (Mentha arvensis)

wolfberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

 

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Ageratina altissima var. altissima (white snakeroot)

Agrimonia gryposepala (common agrimony)

Agrimonia striata (roadside agrimony)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Amorpha fruticosa (desert false indigo)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa (American hog peanut)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)

Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)

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

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Eupatorium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (common boneset)

Eurybia macrophylla (bigleaf aster)

Eutrochium maculatum (spotted Joe Pye weed)

Fraxinus nigra (black ash)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium concinnum (shining bedstraw)

Hackelia virginiana (Virginia stickseed)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis (false sunflower)

Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum (foxtail barley)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Lathyrus palustris (marsh vetchling)

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Lycopus asper (rough bugleweed)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Mentha arvensis (wild mint)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (ironwood)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Phryma leptostachya (American lopseed)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Populus nigra (Lombardy poplar)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata (cut-leaved coneflower)

Salix interior (sandbar willow)

Sanicula marilandica (Maryland black snakeroot)

Scutellaria galericulata (marsh skullcap)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Sonchus asper (prickly sow thistle)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Symphoricarpos occidentalis (wolfberry)

Symphyotrichum cordifolium (common blue wood aster)

Symphyotrichum puniceum var. puniceum (purple-stem aster)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbena hastata var. hastata (blue vervain)

Verbena urticifolia (white vervain)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

Zea mays (corn)

American basswood

black cherry

black raspberry

blue vervain (var. hastata)

bur oak (var. macrocarpa)

common boneset

cut-leaved coneflower

desert false indigo

false sunflower

gray dogwood

northern prickly ash

red clover

red osier dogwood

smooth sumac

swamp milkweed

Virginia waterleaf

white clover

white snakeroot

wild mint

 


 

 

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