Mississippi River County Park

 

 

     
 
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Mississippi Summer Map

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Size

 
 

230 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

41300 County Road 1
Rice, MN 56367

N45 43.309, W94 13.855

There are five parking areas within the park

 
         
 

Hours

 
 

6 am - 11 pm

 
         
 

Fees

 
 

No fee

 
         
 

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Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

5.25 miles hiking

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

No hunting

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Anoka Sand Plain

   
  Land Type Association    

Mississippi Sand Plain

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Silver Maple - Green Ash - Cottonwood Terrace Forest

   
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About

Mississippi River County Park was acquired in 1973. The Park is made up of 230 acres along 1.3 miles of the Mississippi River. One-third of the park is forested. A future goal is to re-establish native plant communities throughout the park. The Park is open year round from 6 AM to 11PM; Shelters are open 8 AM to 10 PM.

 

 

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4/19/2017

  7/20/2017            
 
 

Amphibians

 
 

American toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

boreal chorus frog (Pseudacris maculata)

green frog (Rana clamitans)

wood frog (Rana sylvatica)

  green frog  
 

Bacteria, Viruses, and Other Pathogens

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

Birds

 
 

eBird Field Checklist

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)

Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)

Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus)

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)

 

Black-capped Chickadee

Blue Jay

Canada Goose

Northern Cardinal

White-breasted Nuthatch

Wood Duck

Yellow-rumped Warbler

 
 

Fungi and Lichens

 
 

One fungi and lichen species with conservation status in Minnesota has been seen here:

Endangered

brittlestem (Psathyrella rhodospora)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fungi List

 
 

Artist’s Conk (Ganoderma applanatum)

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

False Tinder Fungus (Phellinus igniarius)

Milk-white Toothed Polypore (Irpex lacteus)

Pear-shaped Puffball (Lycoperdon pyriforme)

Scarlet Cup (Sarcoscypha austriaca)

Sunburst Lichen (Xanthoria sp.)

 

Willow Bracket

Scarlet Cup

 
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis)

common green darner (Anax junius)

common whitetail (Plathemis lydia)

common wood nymph (Cercyonis pegala)

deer fly (Chrysops spp.)

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

Dun skipper (Euphyes vestris)

dusky stink bug (Euschistus tristigmus luridus)

ebony jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)

elm finger gall mite (Aceria parulmi)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

hackberry nipplegall maker (Pachypsylla celtidismamma)

horse fly (Tabanus spp.)

lime nail gall mite (Eriophyes tiliae)

marbled orbweaver (Araneus marmoreus)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

multicolored Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis)

mustard white (Pieris oleracea)

oak rough bulletgall wasp (Disholcaspis quercusmamma)

painted lady (Vanessa cardui)

red-belted bumble bee (Bombus rufocinctus)

river jewelwing (Calopteryx aequabilis)

seven-spotted lady beetle (Coccinella septempunctata)

snowy geometer (Eugonobapta nivosaria)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

western thatching ant (Formica obscuripes)

white snakeroot leaf miner (Liriomyza eupatoriella)

widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

wood nettle gall midge (Dasineura investita)

 

common whitetail

dog day cicada

ebony jewelwing

lime nail gall mite

monarch

painted lady

twelve-spotted skimmer

 
 

Mammals

 
  whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)   whitetail deer  
 

Plants

 
 

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

Endangered

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Silver Maple - Green Ash - Cottonwood Terrace Forest FFs59a

     
 

 

absinth wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa)

American hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

American lopseed (Phryma leptostachya)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

American stickseed (Hackelia deflexa var. americana)

American white waterlily (Nymphaea odorata)

Amur maple (Acer ginnala)

annual fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

beaked hazel (Corylus cornuta var. cornuta)

Bell’s honeysuckle (Lonicera × bella)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi)

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

black ash (Fraxinus nigra)

black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)

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 skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora var. lateriflora)

blue vervain (Verbena hastata var. hastata)

bouncing bet (Saponaria officinalis)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bracted vervain (Verbena bracteata)

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

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

butter and eggs (Linaria vulgaris)

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada moonseed (Menispermum canadense)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canadian clearweed (Pilea pumila)

Canadian honewort (Cryptotaenia canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

catnip (Nepeta cataria)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

clammy groundcherry (Physalis heterophylla var. heterophylla)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

clustered black snakeroot (Sanicula odorata)

Columbia watermeal (Wolffia columbiana)

common agrimony (Agrimonia gryposepala)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common duckweed (Lemna minor)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

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 strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common three-square (Schoenoplectus pungens)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

coon’s tail (Ceratophyllum demersum)

crack willow (Salix fragilis)

Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

cursed crowfoot (Ranunculus sceleratus)

cut-leaved coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata)

dark green bulrush (Scirpus atrovirens)

desert false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa)

drooping woodland sedge (Carex arctata)

Dutchman’s breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)

early figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata)

early meadow-rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern false rue anemone (Enemion biternatum)

eastern marsh fern (Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

field sagewort (Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata)

four-flowered yellow loosestrife (Lysimachia quadriflora)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

fringed brome (Bromus ciliatus)

giant chickweed (Myosoton aquaticum)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

gray goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)

greater duckweed (Spirodela polyrrhiza)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

hairy false goldenaster (Heterotheca villosa)

hairy vetch (Vicia villosa ssp. villosa)

harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)

heal-all (Prunella vulgaris var. vulgaris)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

hoary vervain (Verbena stricta)

Illinois carrion flower (Smilax illinoensis)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

kidney-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)

large-flowered beardtongue (Penstemon grandiflorus)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

long-headed coneflower (Ratibida columnifera)

mapleleaf goosefoot (Chenopodium simplex)

meadow horsetail (Equisetum pratense)

Missouri gooseberry (Ribes missouriense)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

mouse-ear chickweed (Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare)

nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)

narrow-leaved hawk’s-beard (Crepis tectorum)

narrow-leaved purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

nodding trillium (Trillium cernuum)

northern blue flag (Iris versicolor)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

Norway spruce (Picea abies)

obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana ssp. virginiana)

orange daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)

ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica)

paleleaf woodland sunflower (Helianthus strumosus)

Parlin’s pussytoes (Antennaria parlinii ssp. fallax)

peachleaf willow (Salix amygdaloides)

Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pensylvanica)

Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus)

pineapple-weed (Matricaria discoidea)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

plumeless thistle (Carduus acanthoides ssp. acanthoides)

poke milkweed (Asclepias exaltata)

porcupine grass (Hesperostipa spartea)

prairie coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie lettuce (Lactuca ludoviciana)

prairie onion (Allium stellatum)

prairie peppergrass (Lepidium densiflorum)

prairie sagewort (Artemisia frigida)

prairie smoke (Geum triflorum var. triflorum)

prairie violet (Viola pedatifida var. pedatifida)

prickly rose (Rosa acicularis ssp. sayi)

purple lovegrass (Eragrostis spectabilis)

purple meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

pussy willow (Salix discolor)

quackgrass (Elymus repens)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

rabbit’s foot clover (Trifolium arvense)

red baneberry (Actaea rubra ssp. rubra)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red maple (Acer rubrum var. rubrum)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

red pine (Pinus resinosa)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

rough bedstraw (Galium asprellum)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

rough cinquefoil (Potentilla norvegica)

round-headed bush clover (Lespedeza capitata)

sandbar willow (Salix interior)

Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris)

scouring rush horsetail (Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

silky dogwood (Cornus amomum ssp. obliqua)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

silvery cinquefoil (Potentilla argentea)

slender beardtongue (Penstemon gracilis var. gracilis)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

smooth carrionflower (Smilax herbacea)

smooth hedge nettle (Stachys tenuifolia)

smooth oxeye (Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra)

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

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

speckled alder (Alnus incana ssp. rugosa)

spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

sulphur cinquefoil (Potentilla recta)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

tall blue lettuce (Lactuca biennis)

tall cinquefoil (Drymocallis arguta)

tall thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

Tatarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

true forget-me-not (Myosotis scorpioides)

turion duckweed (Lemna turionifera)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

variegated yellow pond lily (Nuphar variegata)

virgin’s bower (Clematis virginiana)

Virginia stickseed (Hackelia virginiana)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

Virginia wildrye (Elymus virginicus)

white avens (Geum canadense)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white panicled aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. candida)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

white trout lily (Erythronium albidum)

white vervain (Verbena urticifolia)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild leek (Allium tricoccum)

wild mint (Mentha arvensis)

wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca ssp. americana)

woolly plantain (Plantago patagonica)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Acer ginnala (Amur maple)

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer rubrum var. rubrum (red maple)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Actaea rubra ssp. rubra (red baneberry)

Ageratina altissima var. altissima (white snakeroot)

Agrimonia gryposepala (common agrimony)

Allium stellatum (prairie onion)

Allium tricoccum (wild leek)

Alnus incana ssp. rugosa (speckled alder)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Amorpha fruticosa (desert false indigo)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa (American hog peanut)

Andropogon gerardi (big bluestem)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Anemone virginiana (tall thimbleweed)

Antennaria parlinii ssp. fallax (Parlin’s pussytoes)

Apocynum androsaemifolium (spreading dogbane)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Aralia nudicaulis (wild sarsaparilla)

Arisaema triphyllum (jack-in-the-pulpit)

Artemisia absinthium (absinth wormwood)

Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata (field sagewort)

Artemisia frigida (prairie sagewort)

Asarum canadense (Canadian wild ginger)

Asclepias exaltata (poke milkweed)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Bromus ciliatus (fringed brome)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Campanula rotundifolia (harebell)

Carduus acanthoides (plumeless thistle)

Carex arctata (drooping woodland sedge)

Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania sedge)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare (mouse-ear chickweed)

Ceratophyllum demersum (coon’s tail)

Chenopodium simplex (mapleleaf goosefoot)

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

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Clematis virginiana (virgin’s bower)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Coreopsis palmata (prairie coreopsis)

Cornus amomum ssp. obliqua (silky dogwood)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Corylus cornuta var. cornuta (beaked hazel)

Crepis tectorum (narrow-leaved hawk’s-beard)

Cryptotaenia canadensis (Canadian honewort)

Dalea candida var. candida (white prairie clover)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Dicentra cucullaria (Dutchman’s breeches)

Drymocallis arguta (tall cinquefoil)

Echinacea angustifolia (narrow-leaved purple coneflower)

Echinocystis lobata (wild cucumber)

Elymus repens (quackgrass)

Elymus virginicus (Virginia wildrye)

Enemion biternatum (eastern false rue anemone)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine (scouring rush horsetail)

Equisetum pratense (meadow horsetail)

Eragrostis spectabilis (purple lovegrass)

Erigeron annuus (annual fleabane)

Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus (Philadelphia fleabane)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Erythronium albidum (white trout lily)

Fragaria vesca ssp. americana (woodland strawberry)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Fraxinus nigra (black ash)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium asprellum (rough bedstraw)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geum canadense (white avens)

Geum triflorum var. triflorum (prairie smoke)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Hackelia deflexa var. americana (American stickseed)

Hackelia virginiana (Virginia stickseed)

Helianthus pauciflorus (stiff sunflower)

Helianthus strumosus (paleleaf woodland sunflower)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. scabra (smooth oxeye)

Hemerocallis fulva (orange daylily)

Hesperostipa spartea (porcupine grass)

Heterotheca villosa (hairy false goldenaster)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Iris versicolor (northern blue flag)

Juglans cinerea (butternut)

Juglans nigra (black walnut)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Lactuca biennis (tall blue lettuce)

Lactuca ludoviciana (prairie lettuce)

Laportea canadensis (Canadian woodnettle)

Lemna minor (common duckweed)

Lemna turionifera (turion duckweed)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lepidium densiflorum (prairie peppergrass)

Lespedeza capitata (round-headed bush clover)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Linaria vulgaris (butter and eggs)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

Lonicera tatarica (Tatarian honeysuckle)

Lonicera × bella (Bell’s honeysuckle)

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

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Lysimachia quadriflora (four-flowered yellow loosestrife)

Matricaria discoidea (pineapple-weed)

Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica (ostrich fern)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)

Mentha arvensis (wild mint)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Myosotis scorpioides (true forget-me-not)

Myosoton aquaticum (giant chickweed)

Nepeta cataria (catnip)

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)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Penstemon gracilis var. gracilis (slender beardtongue)

Penstemon grandiflorus (large-flowered beardtongue)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phryma leptostachya (American lopseed)

Physalis heterophylla var. heterophylla (clammy groundcherry)

Physostegia virginiana ssp. virginiana (obedient plant)

Picea abies (Norway spruce)

Pilea pumila (Canadian clearweed)

Pinus resinosa (red pine)

Pinus strobus (eastern white pine)

Pinus sylvestris (Scotch pine)

Plantago major (common plantain)

Plantago patagonica (woolly 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)

Potentilla argentea (silvery cinquefoil)

Potentilla norvegica (rough cinquefoil)

Potentilla recta (sulphur cinquefoil)

Prunella vulgaris var. vulgaris (heal-all)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved buttercup)

Ranunculus sceleratus (cursed crowfoot)

Ratibida columnifera (long-headed coneflower)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)

Ribes missouriense (Missouri gooseberry)

Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)

Rosa acicularis ssp. sayi (prickly 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)

Salix amygdaloides (peachleaf willow)

Salix discolor (pussy willow)

Salix fragilis (crack willow)

Salix interior (sandbar willow)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Sanicula odorata (clustered black snakeroot)

Saponaria officinalis (bouncing bet)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Schoenoplectus pungens (common three-square)

Scirpus atrovirens (dark green bulrush)

Scrophularia lanceolata (early figwort)

Scutellaria lateriflora var. lateriflora (blue skullcap)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Smilax herbacea (smooth carrionflower)

Smilax illinoensis (Illinois carrion flower)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Solidago nemoralis (gray goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Spirodela polyrrhiza (greater duckweed)

Stachys tenuifolia (smooth hedge nettle)

Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (white panicled aster)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (purple meadow-rue)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow-rue)

Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens (eastern marsh fern)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium arvense (rabbit’s foot clover)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Trillium cernuum (nodding trillium)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena bracteata (bracted vervain)

Verbena hastata var. hastata (blue vervain)

Verbena stricta (hoary vervain)

Verbena urticifolia (white vervain)

Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver’s root)

Viburnum lentago (nannyberry)

Vicia villosa ssp. villosa (hairy vetch)

Viola pedatifida var. pedatifida (prairie violet)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Wolffia columbiana (Columbia watermeal)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

 

absinth wormwood

American bugleweed

American lopseed

American white waterlily (ssp. tuberosa)

annual fleabane

Bell’s honeysuckle

black raspberry

black-eyed susan

bloodroot

butter and eggs

Canada anemone

Canadian honewort

catnip

common blue violet

common evening primrose

common mullein

common strawberry

common yarrow

Culver’s root

desert false indigo

Dutchman’s breeches

four-flowered yellow loosestrife

fragrant bedstraw

ground ivy

hairy false goldenaster

hairy vetch

harebell

heal-all

large-flowered beardtongue

leadplant

long-headed coneflower

Missouri gooseberry

nannyberry

orange daylily

paleleaf woodland sunflower

poke milkweed

prairie fleabane (var. strigosus)

prairie onion

prairie smoke

prairie violet

purple prairie clover

red baneberry

rough cinquefoil

sulphur cinquefoil

silky dogwood

silvery cinquefoil

slender beardtongue

spreading dogbane

stiff sunflower (ssp. subrhomboideus)

swamp milkweed

tall cinquefoil

Tatarian honeysuckle

variegated yellow pond lily

virgin’s bower

white prairie clover

white trout lily

wild mint

woodland strawberry

 
 

Reptiles

 
 

common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

painted turtle (Chrysemys picta)

  western painted turtle  

 

 

Binoculars


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