Osmundson Prairie SNA

               
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Area and County

Faribault County

 

 

 


Size

5.3 acres

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Parking

West shoulder
N43 30.616, W93 38.913

 
Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification

Province

Prairie Parkland Province

Ecological Classification

Section

North Central Glaciated Plains

Subsection(s)

Minnesota River Prairie

Land Type Association(s)

Keister Moraine

 
Native Plant Communities1 Mesic Prairie (Southern)

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Minnesota DNR


Comments

Park on the field access at the northeast corner of the site.


Visits

8/25/2011

   

 

 

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Osmundson Prairie protects a rare remnant of the mesic blacksoil prairie community in a very small package. At six acres this SNA is one of the smallest in Minnesota.

 
     
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Birds

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

 
 

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

American Goldfinch


Insects and Arachnids

cabbage white (Pieris rapae)

celery looper (Anagrapha falcifera)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

goldenrod soldier beetle (Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

Say’s Cicada (Okanagana rimosa)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

celery looper

monarch

twelve-spotted skimmer


Mammals

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

plains pocket gopher


Plants

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

 

Endangered

rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium var. yuccifolium)

 

Threatened

tuberous Indian plantain (Arnoglossum plantagineum)

 
 

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

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Mesic Prairie (Southern) UPs23a

 
 

 

alfalfa (Medicago sativa ssp. sativa)

American plum (Prunus americana)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

downy phlox (Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida)

dwarf false indigo (Amorpha nana)

early figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata)

early meadow rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis)

field thistle (Cirsium discolor)

giant foxtail (Setaria faberi)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida var. trifida)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

green milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora)

ground plum (Astragalus crassicarpus var. crassicarpus)

hairy sunflower (Helianthus hirsutus)

heart-leaved golden alexanders (Zizia aptera)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

hoary vervain (Verbena stricta)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

late goldenrod (Solidago altissima)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

Missouri goldenrod (Solidago missouriensis)

narrow-leaved purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

nodding spurge (Euphorbia nutans)

northern plains blazing star (Liatris ligulistylis)

plumeless thistle (Carduus acanthoides)

poke milkweed (Asclepias exaltata)

prairie coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata)

prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)

prairie lettuce (Lactuca ludoviciana)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

purple lovegrass (Eragrostis spectabilis)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota ssp. carota)

rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium var. yuccifolium)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

rough rattlesnake root (Nabalus asper)

round-headed bush clover (Lespedeza capitata)

showy goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)

sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula)

silverleaf scurfpea (Pediomelum argophyllum)

spotted spurge (Euphorbia maculata)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

tall meadow rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

tall thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

Virginia groundcherry (Physalis virginiana var. virginiana)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. candida)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

whorled milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia trifida var. trifida (giant ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Amorpha nana (dwarf false indigo)

Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Anemone virginiana (tall thimbleweed)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias exaltata (poke milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asclepias verticillata (whorled milkweed)

Asclepias viridiflora (green milkweed)

Astragalus crassicarpus var. crassicarpus (ground plum)

Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula (sideoats grama)

Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)

Carduus acanthoides (plumeless thistle)

Cirsium discolor (field thistle)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Coreopsis palmata (prairie coreopsis)

Dalea candida var. candida (white prairie clover)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Daucus carota ssp. carota (Queen Anne’s lace)

Echinacea angustifolia (narrow-leaved purple coneflower)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Eragrostis spectabilis (purple lovegrass)

Eryngium yuccifolium var. yuccifolium (rattlesnake master)

Euphorbia maculata (spotted spurge)

Euphorbia nutans (nodding spurge)

Helianthus hirsutus (hairy sunflower)

Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus (stiff sunflower)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis (false sunflower)

Lactuca ludoviciana (prairie lettuce)

Lespedeza capitata (round-headed bush clover)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Liatris ligulistylis (northern plains blazing star)

Medicago sativa ssp. sativa (alfalfa)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Nabalus asper (rough rattlesnake root)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Pediomelum argophyllum (silverleaf scurfpea)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida (downy phlox)

Physalis virginiana var. virginiana (Virginia groundcherry)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Prunus americana (American plum)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Scrophularia lanceolata (early figwort)

Setaria faberi (giant foxtail)

Solidago altissima (late goldenrod)

Solidago missouriensis (Missouri goldenrod)

Solidago rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Solidago speciosa (showy goldenrod)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Sporobolus heterolepis (prairie dropseed)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (tall meadow rue)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow rue)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbena stricta (hoary vervain)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zizia aptera (heart-leaved golden alexanders)

American plum

Canada wildrye

common yarrow

downy phlox

false sunflower

giant foxtail

gray-headed coneflower

leadplant

narrow-leaved purple coneflower

prairie coreopsis

prairie rose

purple prairie clover

Queen Anne’s Lace

rattlesnake master

stiff sunflower (ssp. subrhomboideus)

whorled milkweed

yellow goat’s beard


 

 

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