Prairie Bush Clover SNA

               
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Area and County

Jackson County

 

 

 


Size

13 acres

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Parking

Kilen Woods State Park
N43 43.826, W95 4.012

 
Hiking Trails

The Kilen Woods State Park Connector Trail and Creekside Trail pass through this SNA.

 
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 Terrace Forest

Southern Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forest


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Minnesota DNR


Comments

This SNA is lies within Kilen Woods State Park.


Visits

8/11/2005

7/10/2012

9/21/2013

   

 

 

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Birds

Onw tracked bird species has been seen here:

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Blue Jay


Insects and Arachnids

common green darner (Anax junius)

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

Halloween pennant (Celithemis eponina)

orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

common green darner


Plants

One of the world’s largest populations of prairie bush clover grows here.

 
 

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

 

Threatened

fescue sedge (Carex festucacea)

prairie bush clover (Lespedeza leptostachya)

 
 

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

 
 

 

American bittersweet (Celastrus scandens)

American elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black walnut (Juglans nigra)

blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

bristly greenbrier (Smilax tamnoides)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa ssp. interior)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian honewort (Cryptotaenia canadensis)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

cut-leaved coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata)

downy gentian (Gentiana puberulenta)

eastern bottlebrush grass (Elymus hystrix)

false boneset (Brickellia eupatorioides var. corymbulosa)

field thistle (Cirsium discolor)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

Geyer’s aster (Symphyotrichum laeve var. geyeri)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

hoary vervain (Verbena stricta)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

late horse-gentian (Triosteum perfoliatum)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

Maryland black snakeroot (Sanicula marilandica)

Missouri gooseberry (Ribes missouriense)

musk thistle (Carduus nutans)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

pointed-leaved tick-trefoil (Desmodium glutinosum)

prairie alumroot (Heuchera richardsonii)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie onion (Allium stellatum)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

prairie smoke (Geum triflorum var. triflorum)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera var. intermedia)

sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

soft agrimony (Agrimonia pubescens)

softhair marbleseed (Lithospermum parviflorum)

starry false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus)

tall bellflower (Campanulastrum americanum)

tall blue lettuce (Lactuca biennis)

Tartarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

Virginia stickseed (Hackelia virginiana)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

white vervain (Verbena urticifolia)

whorled milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota)

wolfberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

yellow foxtail (Setaria pumila ssp. pumila)

yellow violet (Viola pubescens)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Ageratina altissima var. altissima (white snakeroot)

Agrimonia pubescens (soft agrimony)

Allium stellatum (prairie onion)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asclepias tuberosa ssp. interior (butterfly weed)

Asclepias verticillata (whorled milkweed)

Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula (sideoats grama)

Brickellia eupatorioides var. corymbulosa (false boneset)

Campanulastrum americanum (tall bellflower)

Carduus nutans (musk thistle)

Caulophyllum thalictroides (blue cohosh)

Celastrus scandens (American bittersweet)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Cirsium discolor (field thistle)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Cryptotaenia canadensis (Canadian honewort)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Desmodium glutinosum (pointed-leaved tick-trefoil)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Elymus hystrix (eastern bottlebrush grass)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Gentiana puberulenta (downy gentian)

Geum triflorum var. triflorum (prairie smoke)

Glycyrrhiza lepidota (wild licorice)

Hackelia virginiana (Virginia stickseed)

Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus (stiff sunflower)

Heuchera richardsonii (prairie alumroot)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Juglans nigra (black walnut)

Lactuca biennis (tall blue lettuce)

Liatris aspera var. intermedia (rough blazing star)

Lithospermum parviflorum (softhair marbleseed)

Lonicera tatarica (Tartarian honeysuckle)

Maianthemum stellatum (starry false Solomon’s seal)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

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 laciniata var. laciniata (cut-leaved coneflower)

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis (American elderberry)

Sanicula marilandica (Maryland black snakeroot)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Setaria pumila ssp. pumila (yellow foxtail)

Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (cup plant)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Smilax tamnoides (bristly greenbrier)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Symphoricarpos occidentalis (wolfberry)

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides (white heath aster)

Symphyotrichum laeve var. geyeri (Geyer’s aster)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Triosteum perfoliatum (late horse-gentian)

Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort)

Verbena stricta (hoary vervain)

Verbena urticifolia (white vervain)

Viola pubescens (yellow violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

American elderberry

black raspberry

blue cohosh

butterfly weed

chokecherry

downy gentian

false boneset

field thistle

gray-headed coneflower

large-flowered bellwort

musk thistle

northern prickly ash

prairie onion

prairie rose

purple prairie clover

tall bellflower

Tartarian honeysuckle

Virginia waterleaf

white snakeroot

whorled milkweed

 


 

 

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