Racine Prairie SNA

               
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Area and County

Mower County

 

 

 


Size

6 acres

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Parking

N43 48.089, W92 29.373

 
Hiking Trails

No maintained trails

 
Hunting

No hunting

 

 

 

 


Ecological Classification

Province

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Paleozoic Plateau

Subsection(s)

Rochester Plateau

Land Type Association(s)

Stewartville Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1 Mesic Prairie (Southern)

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Visits

4/9/2005

  7/13/2009

 

 

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Mesic Prairie (Southern)

  North boundary   Racine Prairie SNA
       
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  Old railroad bridge, north end    
       
       

 

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Birds

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

American Goldfinch

Insects and Arachnids

flower longhorn beetle (Strangalia luteicornis)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

monarch

Plants

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

 

Endangered

wild quinine (Parthenium integrifolium)

 

Threatened

edible valerian (Valeriana edulis var. ciliata)

 

Special concern

rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium var. yuccifolium)

white wild indigo (Baptisia lactea var. lactea)

 

Watch list

rough avens (Geum laciniatum)

stiff cowbane (Oxypolis rigidior)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Mesic Prairie (Southern) UPs23a

 
 

 

American cow parsnip (Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum)

American elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

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

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

boxelder (Acer negundo)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian tick-trefoil (Desmodium canadense)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common cinquefoil (Potentilla simplex)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

compass plant (Silphium laciniatum)

Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

cut-leaved coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata)

Deptford pink (Dianthus armeria ssp. armeria)

early figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata)

field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

flowering spurge (Euphorbia corollata)

foxtail barley (Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum)

fringed loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida var. trifida)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

heart-leaved four o’clock (Mirabilis nyctaginea)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Michigan lily (Lilium michiganense)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

pin cherry (Prunus pensylvanica var. pensylvanica)

pineapple-weed (Matricaria discoidea)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

poison hemlock (Conium maculatum)

prairie coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium var. yuccifolium)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

starry campion (Silene stellata)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

tall meadow rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

tall thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

Virginia mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white avens (Geum canadense)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white wild indigo (Baptisia lactea var. lactea)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

 

Acer negundo (boxelder)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia trifida var. trifida (giant ragweed)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Anemone virginiana (tall thimbleweed)

Apocynum androsaemifolium (spreading dogbane)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Baptisia lactea var. lactea (white wild indigo)

Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)

Conium maculatum (poison hemlock)

Convolvulus arvensis (field bindweed)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Coreopsis palmata (prairie coreopsis)

Desmodium canadense (Canadian tick-trefoil)

Dianthus armeria ssp. armeria (Deptford pink)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Eryngium yuccifolium var. yuccifolium (rattlesnake master)

Euphorbia corollata (flowering spurge)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Geum canadense (white avens)

Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum (American cow parsnip)

Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum (foxtail barley)

Lilium michiganense (Michigan lily)

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

Lysimachia ciliata (fringed loosestrife)

Matricaria discoidea (pineapple-weed)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Mirabilis nyctaginea (heart-leaved four o’clock)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Pastinaca sativa (wild parsnip)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil)

Prunus pensylvanica var. pensylvanica (pin cherry)

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountain mint)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata (cut-leaved coneflower)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis (American elderberry)

Scrophularia lanceolata (early figwort)

Silene stellata (starry campion)

Silphium laciniatum (compass plant)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (tall meadow rue)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver’s root)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

American cow parsnip

common dandelion

common mullein

common yarrow

compass plant

early figwort

field bindweed

fringed loosestrife

prairie rose

rattlesnake master

swamp milkweed

tall meadow rue

western poison ivy

white wild indigo

wild parsnip

yellow goat’s beard


 

 

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