Kilen Woods State Park

               
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Area and County

Jackson County

 

 

 


Size

553 acres statutory, 202 owned

 
 
Maps

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Parking

N43 43.826, W95 4.012

 
Hiking Trails

5 miles

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification

Province

Prairie Parkland Province

Ecological Classification

Section

North Central Glaciated Plains

Subsection(s)

Coteau Moraines

Land Type Association(s)

Windom Moraine

 
Native Plant Communities1

Dry Hill Prairie (Southern)

Southern Mesic Oak-Basswood Forest

Southern Seepage Meadow/Carr

Southern Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forest

Southern Terrace Forest

Southwestern Rich Mesic Hardwood Forest Complex


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Visits

4/25/2006

7/10/2012

  9/21/2013

 

 

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  Kilen Woods State Park, Early Autumn, 2011
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A video shot in Kilen Woods State Park in southwestern Minnesota, filmed entirely with a Sony CRX-110 mounted on a homemade 11 foot camera jib.

 
     
  Kilen Woods Revisited- Early Fall 2011
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My second visit to Kilen Woods State Park in southwest Minnesota. Shot with a Sony HDR-CX110 mounted on a 8 ft homemade camera jib. I have a separate video which details the construction of the jib (Jiffy Jib)- search my page. I used Sony Vegas Pro to edit the video and the music track is from Danosongs.com.

 
     
  The Glory of Fall
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A fall colors video filmed October of 2011 at Kilen Woods State Park in southwest Minnesota. Filter and slow motion effects of falling leaves are mixed with close-ups of colorful foilage. Shot with a Sony HDR-CX110 on an 8 foot homemade camera jib. Edited with Sony Vegas Pro.

 
     

 

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Amphibians

northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)

northern leopard frog


Birds

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

 

Endangered

Henslow’s Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii)

Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

 

Threatened

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)

 

Special concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

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)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird Checklist

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

American Goldfinch

American Robin

Black-capped Chickadee

Canada Goose

Mallard

Red-winged Blackbird


Fungi and Lichens

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

Entomosporium Leaf Spot (Diplocarpon mespili)

Black Knot


Insects and Arachnids

cabbage white (Pieris rapae)

Carolina grasshopper (Dissosteira carolina)

common green darner (Anax junius)

convergent lady beetle (Hippodamia convergens)

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

great spangled fritillary (Speyeria cybele)

leaf miner fly (Liriomyza eupatoriella)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

plains clubtail (Gomphus externus)

snowy tree cricket (Oecanthus fultoni)

widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

dog day cicada

great spangled fritillary

monarch

widow skimmer

 


Mammals

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)

eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

American red squirrel


Plants

Protection provided by the Des Moines River valley allows many species common in southeastern Minnesota to flourish in this park.

 
 

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

 

Threatened

American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)

prairie bush clover (Lespedeza leptostachya)

 

Special concern

nodding wild onion (Allium cernuum var. cernuum)

yellow meadow parsnip (Thaspium barbinode)

 

Watch list

hairy-fruit sedge (Carex trichocarpa)

 
 

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

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Dry Hill Prairie (Southern) UPs13d

Southern Mesic Oak-Basswood Forest MHs38

Southern Seepage Meadow/Carr WMs83

Southern Terrace Forest FFs59

Southern Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forest MHs49

 
 

 

alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American bittersweet (Celastrus scandens)

American cow parsnip (Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum)

American elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis)

American germander (Teucrium canadense)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa)

American lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

American spikenard (Aralia racemosa ssp. racemosa)

American stickseed (Hackelia deflexa var. americana)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

black bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black walnut (Juglans nigra)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

Blue Ridge carrionflower (Smilax lasioneura)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bracted vervain (Verbena bracteata)

bristly greenbrier (Smilax tamnoides)

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

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa ssp. interior)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada moonseed (Menispermum canadense)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian clearweed (Pilea pumila)

Canadian honewort (Cryptotaenia canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian milkvetch (Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis)

Canadian tick-trefoil (Desmodium canadense)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

catnip (Nepeta cataria)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

clustered black snakeroot (Sanicula odorata)

common agrimony (Agrimonia gryposepala)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

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

common juniper (Juniperus communis var. depressa)

common lamb’s-quarters (Chenopodium album)

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 threeseed mercury (Acalypha rhomboidea)

compass plant (Silphium laciniatum)

Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

cut-leaved coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata)

cut-leaved toothwort (Cardamine concatenata)

devil’s beggarticks (Bidens frondosa)

downy hawthorn (Crataegus mollis)

downy phlox (Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida)

downy yellow violet (Viola pubescens var. peckii)

Dutchman’s breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)

dwarf false indigo (Amorpha nana)

early figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata)

early horse-gentian (Triosteum aurantiacum var. aurantiacum)

early meadow rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern bottlebrush grass (Elymus hystrix)

eastern panicled aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hirsuticaule)

eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)

false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis)

field sagewort (Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata)

field thistle (Cirsium discolor)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

fringed brome (Bromus ciliatus)

giant chickweed (Myosoton aquaticum)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida var. trifida)

giant sunflower (Helianthus giganteus)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia var. graminifolia)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

great water dock (Rumex britannica)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

hoary vervain (Verbena stricta)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

ironwood (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

lance-leaf fog-fruit (Phyla lanceolata)

large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

large-flowered trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

late goldenrod (Solidago altissima)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula)

Lindley’s aster (Symphyotrichum ciliolatum)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

long-headed coneflower (Ratibida columnifera)

Maximilian’s sunflower (Helianthus maximilianii)

Missouri gooseberry (Ribes missouriense)

narrow-leaved purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

nodding bur marigold (Bidens cernua)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

northern plains blazing star (Liatris ligulistylis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

pointed-leaved tick-trefoil (Desmodium glutinosum)

prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya)

prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata)

prairie coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata)

prairie ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata)

prairie lettuce (Lactuca ludoviciana)

prairie peppergrass (Lepidium densiflorum var. densiflorum)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

purple giant hyssop (Agastache scrophulariifolia)

purple lovegrass (Eragrostis spectabilis)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

quackgrass (Elymus repens)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red baneberry (Actaea rubra ssp. rubra)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

rock elm (Ulmus thomasii)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

rough cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium)

round-headed bush clover (Lespedeza capitata)

rue anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

shining bedstraw (Galium concinnum)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

slippery elm (Ulmus rubra)

smooth blue aster (Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

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

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

soft agrimony (Agrimonia pubescens)

spotted Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium maculatum)

spotted touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis)

spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

starry campion (Silene stellata)

starry false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

sweet Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium purpureum)

switch grass (Panicum virgatum var. virgatum)

tall bellflower (Campanulastrum americanum)

tall thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana var. virginiana)

Tartarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Virginia stickseed (Hackelia virginiana)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

Virginia wildrye (Elymus virginicus)

western marbleseed (Lithospermum occidentale)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

wheat (Triticum aestivum)

white avens (Geum canadense)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. candida)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

white spruce (Picea glauca)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

white vervain (Verbena urticifolia)

whorled milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota)

wild oat (Avena fatua)

wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca ssp. americana)

woolly burdock (Arctium tomentosum)

yellow foxtail (Setaria pumila ssp. pumila)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow violet (Viola pubescens)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

zigzag goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)

 

Acalypha rhomboidea (common threeseed mercury)

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Actaea rubra ssp. rubra (red baneberry)

Agastache scrophulariifolia (purple giant hyssop)

Ageratina altissima var. altissima (white snakeroot)

Agrimonia gryposepala (common agrimony)

Agrimonia pubescens (soft agrimony)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia trifida var. trifida (giant ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Amorpha nana (dwarf false indigo)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa (American hog peanut)

Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Anemone virginiana var. virginiana (tall thimbleweed)

Apocynum androsaemifolium (spreading dogbane)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Aralia nudicaulis (wild sarsaparilla)

Aralia racemosa ssp. racemosa (American spikenard)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arctium tomentosum (woolly burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata (field sagewort)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asclepias tuberosa ssp. interior (butterfly weed)

Asclepias verticillata (whorled milkweed)

Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis (Canadian milkvetch)

Avena fatua (wild oat)

Bidens cernua (nodding bur marigold)

Bidens frondosa (devil’s beggarticks)

Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula (sideoats grama)

Bromus ciliatus (fringed brome)

Campanulastrum americanum (tall bellflower)

Cardamine concatenata (cut-leaved toothwort)

Caulophyllum thalictroides (blue cohosh)

Celastrus scandens (American bittersweet)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Chenopodium album (common lamb’s-quarters)

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

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium discolor (field thistle)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Coreopsis palmata (prairie coreopsis)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Crataegus mollis (downy hawthorn)

Cryptotaenia canadensis (Canadian honewort)

Dalea candida var. candida (white prairie clover)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Desmodium canadense (Canadian tick-trefoil)

Desmodium glutinosum (pointed-leaved tick-trefoil)

Dicentra cucullaria (Dutchman’s breeches)

Echinacea angustifolia (narrow-leaved purple coneflower)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Elymus hystrix (eastern bottlebrush grass)

Elymus repens (quackgrass)

Elymus virginicus (Virginia wildrye)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Eragrostis spectabilis (purple lovegrass)

Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus (Philadelphia fleabane)

Euphorbia esula (leafy spurge)

Euthamia graminifolia var. graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod)

Eutrochium maculatum (spotted Joe Pye weed)

Eutrochium purpureum (sweet Joe Pye weed)

Fallopia convolvulus (black bindweed)

Fragaria vesca ssp. americana (woodland strawberry)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Galium concinnum (shining bedstraw)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geum canadense (white avens)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Glycyrrhiza lepidota (wild licorice)

Hackelia deflexa var. americana (American stickseed)

Hackelia virginiana (Virginia stickseed)

Helianthus giganteus (giant sunflower)

Helianthus maximilianii (Maximilian’s sunflower)

Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus (stiff sunflower)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis (false sunflower)

Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum (American cow parsnip)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Impatiens capensis (spotted touch-me-not)

Juglans nigra (black walnut)

Juniperus communis var. depressa (common juniper)

Lactuca ludoviciana (prairie 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 ligulistylis (northern plains blazing star)

Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya (prairie blazing star)

Lithospermum occidentale (western marbleseed)

Lonicera tatarica (Tartarian honeysuckle)

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

Maianthemum stellatum (starry false Solomon’s seal)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Myosoton aquaticum (giant chickweed)

Nepeta cataria (catnip)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (ironwood)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Panicum virgatum var. virgatum (switch grass)

Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Pastinaca sativa (wild parsnip)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida (downy phlox)

Phryma leptostachya (American lopseed)

Phyla lanceolata (lance-leaf fog-fruit)

Picea glauca (white spruce)

Pilea pumila (Canadian clearweed)

Pinus strobus (eastern white pine)

Plantago major (common plantain)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

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

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Ratibida columnifera (long-headed coneflower)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Ribes missouriense (Missouri gooseberry)

Rosa arkansana (prairie 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 britannica (great water dock)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis (American elderberry)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Sanicula odorata (clustered black snakeroot)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Scrophularia lanceolata (early figwort)

Setaria pumila ssp. pumila (yellow foxtail)

Silene stellata (starry campion)

Silphium laciniatum (compass plant)

Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (cup plant)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Smilax lasioneura (Blue Ridge carrionflower)

Smilax tamnoides (bristly greenbrier)

Solidago altissima (late goldenrod)

Solidago flexicaulis (zigzag goldenrod)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Spartina pectinata (prairie cordgrass)

Symphyotrichum ciliolatum (Lindley’s aster)

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides (white heath aster)

Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve (smooth blue aster)

Symphyotrichum lanceolatum var. hirsuticaule (eastern panicled aster)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Teucrium canadense (American germander)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow rue)

Thalictrum thalictroides (rue anemone)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium hybridum (alsike clover)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Trillium grandiflorum (large-flowered trillium)

Triosteum aurantiacum var. aurantiacum (early horse-gentian)

Triticum aestivum (wheat)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Ulmus thomasii (rock elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena bracteata (bracted vervain)

Verbena stricta (hoary vervain)

Verbena urticifolia (white vervain)

Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata (prairie ironweed)

Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver’s root)

Viola pubescens (yellow violet)

Viola pubescens var. peckii (downy yellow violet)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Xanthium strumarium (rough cocklebur)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

alsike clover

American elderberry

American germander

black raspberry

black-eyed Susan

bloodroot

blue cohosh

bur oak

butterfly weed

Canadian milkvetch

Canadian tick-trefoil

catnip

common blue violet

common false Solomon’s seal

common mullein

compass plant

Culver’s root

cut-leaved coneflower

cut-leaved toothwort

downy phlox

false sunflower

field thistle

golden alexanders

gray-headed coneflower

hoary vervain

large-flowered bellwort

large-flowered trillium

leadplant

long-headed coneflower

Maximilian’s sunflower

narrow-leaved purple coneflower

northern bedstraw

northern prickly ash

prairie rose

purple prairie clover

red elderberry

red clover

round-headed bush clover

rue anemone

spotted touch-me-not

starry campion

stiff sunflower (ssp. subrhomboideus)

swamp milkweed

tall bellflower

Virginia waterleaf

white clover

whorled milkweed

wild columbine

wild parsnip

woodland strawberry

yellow goat’s beard

 

 


 

 

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