Pankratz Memorial Prairie

North Unit

               
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Area and County

Polk County

 

 

 


Size

468 acres

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Parking

N47 44.310, W96 27.560

 
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Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification

Province

Tallgrass Aspen Parklands

Ecological Classification

Section

Lake Agassiz, Aspen Parklands

Subsection(s)

Aspen Parklands

Land Type Association(s)

Beach Ridges

Gentilly Lake Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Agassiz Interbeach Prairie Complex

Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Northern)

Mesic Prairie (Northern)

Northwestern Wet-Mesic Aspen Woodland

Seepage Meadow/Carr

Wet Brush-Prairie (Northern)

Wet Prairie (Northern)

Wet Saline Prairie (Northern)

Wet Seepage Prairie (Northern)


Ownership

The Nature Conservancy logo

 
Links

The Nature Conservancy

Pankratz Memorial Prairie


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Visits

8/24/2009

  8/18/2017

 

 

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Birds

Five birds with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen on at least one of the units of this preserve:

 

Threatened

Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)

 

Special concern

Greater Prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido)

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa fedoa)

Nelson’s Sparrow (Ammodramus nelsoni)

Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis)

 
 

Pine to Prairie Birding Trail

 
 

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Cedar Waxwing


Insects and Arachnids

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

red-spotted purple

Mammals

One mammal species with conservation status in Minnesota has been seen on at least one of the units of this preserve:

 

Special concern

moose (Alces americanus)

 
 

meadow vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus)

 

Plants

Six plant species with conservation status in Minnesota are found on at least one of the units of this preserve:

 

Threatened

hair-like beak-rush (Rhynchospora capillacea)

 

Special concern

blanket flower (Gaillardia aristata)

deer sedge (Carex hallii)

northern singlespike sedge (Carex scirpoidea ssp. scirpoidea)

pleated gentian (Gentiana affinis)

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Northern) UPn12b

Mesic Prairie (Northern) UPn23b

Northwestern Wet-Mesic Aspen Woodland FDw44

Seepage Meadow/Carr WMs83a

Wet Brush-Prairie (Northern) WPn53b

Wet Prairie (Northern) WPn53c

Wet Saline Prairie (Northern) WPn53d

Wet Seepage Prairie (Northern) WPn53a

 
 

 

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

arctic brome (Bromus kalmii)

bearded wheatgrass (Elymus trachycaulus ssp. subsecundus)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

bottle gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

brook lobelia (Lobelia kalmii)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian milkvetch (Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

curly-cup gumweed (Grindelia squarrosa)

dotted blazing star (Liatris punctata var. punctata)

fen grass of Parnassus (Parnassia glauca)

field sagewort (Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata)

flat-topped aster (Doellingeria umbellata var. umbellata)

Flodman’s thistle (Cirsium flodmanii)

foxtail barley (Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum)

fringed loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

giant sunflower (Helianthus giganteus)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

gray goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)

harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)

heart-leaved golden alexanders (Zizia aptera)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

late goldenrod (Solidago altissima)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

lesser fringed gentian (Gentianopsis virgata ssp. virgata)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

Maximilian’s sunflower (Helianthus maximilianii)

mountain death camas (Anticlea elegans)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

narrow-leaved hawkweed (Hieracium umbellatum)

narrow-leaved meadowsweet (Spiraea alba var. alba)

northern bugleweed (Lycopus uniflorus var. uniflorus)

peachleaf willow (Salix amygdaloides)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

prairie alumroot (Heuchera richardsonii)

prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya)

prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata)

prairie goldenrod (Solidago ptarmicoides)

prairie onion (Allium stellatum)

prairie peppergrass (Lepidium densiflorum var. densiflorum)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

purple rattlesnake root (Nabalus racemosus)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

sandbar willow (Salix interior)

sawtooth sunflower (Helianthus grosseserratus)

scarlet Indian paintbrush (Castilleja coccinea f. lutescens)

scouring rush horsetail (Equisetum hyemale var. affine)

silverberry (Elaeagnus commutata)

silverleaf scurfpea (Pediomelum argophyllum)

smooth blue aster (Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

spotted water hemlock (Cicuta maculata var. maculata)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

tall meadow rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

thyme-leaved sandmat (Euphorbia serpyllifolia)

Virginia mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)

western germander (Teucrium canadense var. occidentale)

western ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata ssp. corymbosa)

western ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya)

white heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. candida)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota)

wild mint (Mentha arvensis)

wolfberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

 

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Allium stellatum (prairie onion)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia psilostachya (western ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Anticlea elegans (mountain death camas)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata (field sagewort)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis (Canadian milkvetch)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Bromus kalmii (arctic brome)

Campanula rotundifolia (harebell)

Castilleja coccinea f. lutescens (scarlet Indian paintbrush)

Cicuta maculata var. maculata (spotted water hemlock)

Cirsium flodmanii (Flodman’s thistle)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Dalea candida var. candida (white prairie clover)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Doellingeria umbellata var. umbellata (flat-topped aster)

Elaeagnus commutata (silverberry)

Elymus trachycaulus ssp. subsecundus (bearded wheatgrass)

Equisetum hyemale var. affine (scouring rush horsetail)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

(Euphorbia serpyllifolia) (thyme-leaved sandmat)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Gentiana andrewsii (bottle gentian)

Gentianopsis virgata ssp. virgata (lesser fringed gentian)

Glycyrrhiza lepidota (wild licorice)

Grindelia squarrosa (curly-cup gumweed)

Helianthus giganteus (giant sunflower)

Helianthus grosseserratus (sawtooth sunflower)

Helianthus maximilianii (Maximilian’s sunflower)

Heuchera richardsonii (prairie alumroot)

Hieracium umbellatum (narrow-leaved hawkweed)

Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum (foxtail barley)

Lepidium densiflorum var. densiflorum (prairie peppergrass)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Liatris punctata var. punctata (dotted blazing star)

Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya (prairie blazing star)

Lobelia kalmii (brook lobelia)

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Lycopus uniflorus var. uniflorus (northern bugleweed)

Lysimachia ciliata (fringed loosestrife)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Mentha arvensis (wild mint)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Nabalus racemosus (purple rattlesnake root)

Parnassia glauca (fen grass of Parnassus)

Pediomelum argophyllum (silverleaf scurfpea)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountain mint)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Salix amygdaloides (peachleaf willow)

Salix interior (sandbar willow)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Solidago altissima (late goldenrod)

Solidago canadensis (Canada goldenrod)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Solidago nemoralis (gray goldenrod)

Solidago ptarmicoides (prairie goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Spartina pectinata (prairie cordgrass)

Spiraea alba var. alba (narrow-leaved meadowsweet)

Symphoricarpos occidentalis (wolfberry)

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides (white heath aster)

Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve (smooth blue aster)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Teucrium canadense var. occidentale (western germander)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (tall meadow rue)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Vernonia fasciculata ssp. corymbosa (western ironweed)

Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver’s root)

Zizia aptera (heart-leaved golden alexanders)

black-eyed susan

bottle gentian

Canada anemone

Canadian milkvetch

common strawberry

common yarrow

Culver’s root

fringed loosestrife

harebell

heart-leaved golden alexanders

leadplant

lesser fringed gentian (ssp. virgata)

prairie onion

prairie rose

purple prairie clover

silverleaf scurfpea

spotted water hemlock

stiff goldenrod

Virginia mountain mint

white prairie clover

wild mint

yellow goat's beard

 

 

 


 

 

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