St. Croix State Park





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St. Croix State Park is Minnesota’s largest state park. Unlike Itasca State Park this park does not have a designated wildlife drive. However, it does have 25 miles of forested road to explore between St. John’s Landing in the east and Maple Island and Eagle Bend in the west.












34,086 acres statutory, 31,727 owned


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  Area and County
    County   Pine County
    Region   Central Minnesota


30065 St. Croix Park Road
Hinckley, MN 55037

N45 56.777, W92 36.385



Daily from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.



Daily park permit: $7

Annual park permit: $35



campground (PDF)

summer (PDF)

winter (PDF)

summer (GeoPDF)

winter (GeoPDF)




Mountain biking

Horseback riding




Rock climbing and bouldering





Nature photography


Cross country skiing


Winter hiking





Wheelchair accessible

1.5 miles

Self guided/Interpretive

1.5 miles


127 miles

Winter hiking

1 miles

Paved bike

5.5 miles

Mountain bike

21 miles on the Matthew Lourey State Trail


75 miles

Cross country skiing

11 miles


80 miles


Anywhere in park. Snowshoers must stay off groomed trails.


Hunting and Fishing

No hunting. The park may hold one or more managed hunts in the fall.

In most cases, Minnesota residents do not need a permit to fish in Minnesota State Parks.


Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification
Ecological Province Ecological Province  

Laurentian Mixed Forest Province

Ecological Section Ecological Section  

Western Superior Uplands

Ecological Subsection Ecological Subsection  

Mille Lacs Uplands

Land Type Association    

Cloverdale Sand Plain

Duxbury Moraine

St. Croix Terraces


Native Plant Communities*


Alder - (Maple - Loosestrife) Swamp

Alder - (Red Currant - Meadow-Rue) Swamp

Basswood - Black Ash Forest

Black Ash - (Red Maple) Seepage Swamp

Black Ash - Silver Maple Terrace Forest

Black Ash - Yellow Birch - Red Maple - Alder Swamp (Eastcentral)

Black Ash - Yellow Birch - Red Maple - Basswood Swamp (Eastcentral)

Black Spruce Bog: Semi-Treed Subtype

Central Dry-Mesic Oak-Aspen Forest

Central Dry-Mesic Wet-Mesic Hardwood Complex

Central Dry Oak-Aspen (Pine) Woodland

Central Mesic Hardwood Forest (Eastern)

Central Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forest

Dry Barrens Oak Savanna (Southern), Jack Pine Subtype

Jack Pine - Oak Woodland

Low Shrub Bog

Low Shrub Poor Fen

Lowland White Cedar Forest (Northern)

Northern Mixed Cattail Marsh

Northern Wet-Mesic Boreal Hardwood-Conifer Forest

Oak - Aspen Woodland

Poor Black Spruce Swamp

Poor Tamarack - Black Spruce Swamp: Tamarack Subtype

Rich Tamarack Swamp (Eastcentral)

Sedge Meadow

Silver Maple - (Sensitive Fern) Floodplain Forest

Willow - Dogwood Shrub Swamp

Willow Sandbar Shrubland (River)

* Source: The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources    

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Kirk Nelson

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Ed Oliveras

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Park road

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Kettle River

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Bear Creek Trail

  Kennedy Brook Trail
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Kettle River Trail

  Two Rivers Trail
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Trail junction

  Basswood - Black Ash Forest




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St Croix St Park Blowdown.AVI
Timothy Blotz


Uploaded on Sep 20, 2011

Driving through St. Croix State Park near Hinkley, MN. This is some of the blowdown area from the July 1st straightline winds that affected nearly 31-thousand acres of trees in the park.

St Croix State Park


Published on Jan 8, 2014

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Shugs St. Croix Saunter Part 1


Uploaded on Nov 10, 2008

Took a two night "gear testing" trip to a Minnesota State Park. Only had a short time to camp and it was weapon deer hunting season opener so I had to be careful where I hung my hammock. Was going way up North but lots of the Superior Hiking Trail closed on Nov. 8 for hunting and time was already short.

St. Croix trails are multi use so the hike is not challenging but camp time was fun in the cold rain, wind and snow flurries. Long walks as the park is HUGE.

The usual palaver as well as some "Gear Gab". Check out the "Stickpic"by Rodney Java and the "Bushwacker Wood Burning Stove" by J. Falk.

Pop Tart Talk as well. Mmmmm.

More "Gear Gab" and stuff in Part 2.....coming soon!

Thanks for joining me.

Shugs St. Croix Saunter Part 2


Uploaded on Nov 11, 2008

The continuation of my trip in Minnesota.

Lots of me being a doof as well as "Gear Gab" on Jacks "R" Better Down Sleeves, DIY fabric from Speer Hammocks and other bits and bobs.

Check out the "Out-takes" at the very end.......



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Pat Luke and Austin

Fungi and Lichens

Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria)   Fly Agaric

Brad Johnson

Fungi and Lichens

False Death Cap (Amanita citrina)   White False Death Cap Sightings





Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Amphibians and Reptiles List

Ameroasian treefrogs (Dryophytes spp.)

wood frog (Rana sylvatica)

  Ameroasian treefrog (Dryophytes sp.)


Eleven bird species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:


Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

Special Concern

American Goshawk (Accipiter atricapillus)

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus)

Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina)

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Birds List

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

eBird Field Checklist

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Wilson’s Snipe (Gallinago delicata)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)


Blue Jay

Gray Catbird

Red-winged Blackbird

Song Sparrow


Four fish species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Special Concern

gilt darter (Percina evides)

lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens)

northern brook lamprey (Ichthyomyzon fossor)

southern brook lamprey (Ichthyomyzon gagei)

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fishes List


Fungi and Lichens

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

Special Concern

Red Beard Lichen (Usnea rubicunda)

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fungi List

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Lichens List

Crown Rust (Puccinia coronata)

False Turkey Tail (Stereum ostrea)

Oak Leaf Blister (Taphrina caerulescens)

Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor)

  Turkey Tail

Insects and Arachnids

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Insects List

American carrion beetle (Necrophila americana)

American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis)

American nursery web spider (Pisaurina mira)

black cherry finger gall mite (Eriophyes cerasicrumena)

blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis)

clouded sulphur (Colias philodice)

dusky stink bug (Euschistus tristigmus luridus)

eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

ebony jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)

elm finger gall mite (Aceria parulmi)

elm sawfly (Cimbex americana)

forest tent caterpillar moth (Malacosoma disstria)

large crane fly (Tipulidae)

linden looper (Erannis tiliaria)

little wood satyr (Megisto cymela)

maple bladdergall mite (Vasates quadripedes)

northern crescent (Phyciodes cocyta)

ocellate gall midge (Acericecis ocellaris)

rapids clubtail (Gomphus quadricolor)

red nail gall mite (Eriophyes tiliae)

red-blue checkered beetle (Trichodes nutalli)

red-spotted purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)

river jewelwing (Calopteryx aequabilis)

round-necked longhorn beetle (Clytus ruricola)

silver-spotted skipper (Epargyreus clarus)

silvery checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)

spongy oak apple gall wasp (Amphibolips confluenta)

toothed somberwing (Euclidia cuspidea)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

western honey bee (Apis mellifera)

white admiral (Limenitis arthemis arthemis)

white-marked tussock moth (Orgyia leucostigma)


finger gall of black cherry finger gall mite

eastern tiger swallowtail

ebony jewelwing

forest tent caterpillar moth

round-necked longhorn beetle

toothed somberwing

twelve-spotted skimmer

white admiral


Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Mammals List

American black bear (Ursus americanus)

eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

  American black bear


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


butternut (Juglans cinerea)

snailseed pondweed (Potamogeton bicupulatus)

winter bentgrass (Agrostis hyemalis)


blunt-lobed grapefern (Botrychium oneidense)

bog bluegrass (Poa paludigena)

Fuller’s bristly dewberry (Rubus fulleri)

Special Concern

American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)

American marsh pennywort (Hydrocotyle americana)

Appalachian barren strawberry (Waldsteinia fragarioides)

creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis)

Fernald’s false manna grass (Torreyochloa pallida var. fernaldii)

Hill’s thistle (Cirsium pumilum var. hillii)

St. Lawrence grapefern (Botrychium rugulosum)

slender waternymph (Najas gracillima)

whorled loosestrife (Lysimachia quadrifolia)

white adder’s-mouth (Malaxis monophyllos var. brachypoda)

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

Plants frequently found in:

Alder - (Maple - Loosestrife) Swamp FPn73a

Alder - (Red Currant - Meadow-Rue) Swamp WFn74a (Fact sheet not available)

Basswood - Black Ash Forest MHc47a

Black Ash - (Red Maple) Seepage Swamp WFs57a

Black Ash - Silver Maple Terrace Forest FFn57a

Black Ash - Yellow Birch - Red Maple - Alder Swamp (Eastcentral) WFn64b

Black Ash - Yellow Birch - Red Maple - Basswood Swamp (Eastcentral) WFn55b

Black Spruce Bog: Semi-Treed Subtype APn80a2

Central Dry-Mesic Oak-Aspen Forest MHc26

Central Dry Oak-Aspen (Pine) Woodland FDc25

Central Mesic Hardwood Forest (Eastern) MHc36

Central Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forest MHc47

Dry Barrens Oak Savanna (Southern), Jack Pine Subtype UPs14a1

Jack Pine - Oak Woodland FDc25a

Low Shrub Bog APn90a

Low Shrub Poor Fen APn91a

Lowland White Cedar Forest (Northern) WFn53b

Northern Mixed Cattail Marsh MRn83

Northern Wet-Mesic Boreal Hardwood-Conifer Forest MHn44

Oak - Aspen Woodland FDc25b

Poor Black Spruce Swamp APn81a

Poor Tamarack - Black Spruce Swamp: Tamarack Subtype APn81b2

Rich Tamarack Swamp (Eastcentral) FPn72a

Sedge Meadow WMn82b

Silver Maple - (Sensitive Fern) Floodplain Forest FFn67a

Willow - Dogwood Shrub Swamp WMn82a

Willow Sandbar Shrubland (River) RVx32a



Allegheny blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis)

alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American cow parsnip (Heracleum maximum)

American elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American highbush cranberry (Viburnum opulus var. americanum)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata)

American hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

American twinflower (Linnaea borealis ssp. americana)

American woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca ssp. americana)

Amur maple (Acer ginnala)

bastard toadflax (Comandra umbellata ssp. umbellata)

beaked hazelnut (Corylus cornuta var. cornuta)

bigleaf aster (Eurybia macrophylla)

bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

Blue Ridge carrionflower (Smilax lasioneura)

bristly buttercup (Ranunculus hispidus var. caricetorum)

bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

butternut (Juglans cinerea)

Canada anemone (Anemonastrum canadense)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Canadian wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

clustered black snakeroot (Sanicula odorata)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common cinquefoil (Potentilla simplex)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum racemosum var. racemosum)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

cream pea (Lathyrus ochroleucus)

cut-leaved coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata)

desert false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa)

dotted hawthorn (Crataegus punctata)

downy arrowwood (Viburnum rafinesqueanum)

downy Parlin’s pussytoes (Antennaria parlinii ssp. fallax)

dwarf raspberry (Rubus pubescens)

early meadow-rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern prickly gooseberry (Ribes cynosbati)

eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

interrupted fern (Claytosmunda claytoniana)

jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

kidney-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)

large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

large-flowered trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

long-leaved bluet (Houstonia longifolia)

Maryland black snakeroot (Sanicula marilandica)

meadow horsetail (Equisetum pratense)

Michigan lily (Lilium michiganense)

mountain maple (Acer spicatum)

nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)

narrow-leaved hawkweed (Hieracium umbellatum)

nodding trillium (Trillium cernuum)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern blue flag (Iris versicolor)

northern bush honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)

northern lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum)

northern maidenhair (Adiantum pedatum)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

northern starflower (Lysimachia borealis)

orange hawkweed (Pilosella aurantiaca)

ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica)

pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

paper birch (Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera)

Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus)

pointed-leaved tick-trefoil (Hylodesmum glutinosum)

poke milkweed (Asclepias exaltata)

prairie blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium campestre)

prairie peppergrass (Lepidium densiflorum)

prickly rose (Rosa acicularis ssp. sayi)

purple meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red maple (Acer rubrum var. rubrum)

red pine (Pinus resinosa)

rose twisted-stalk (Streptopus lanceolatus var. longipipes)

rosy sedge (Carex rosea)

rough cinquefoil (Potentilla norvegica)

round-leaved dogwood (Cornus rugosa)

scouring rush horsetail (Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

sharp-lobed hepatica (Anemone acutiloba)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

silvery cinquefoil (Potentilla argentea)

slender willow (Salix petiolaris)

smooth rose (Rosa blanda var. blanda)

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

speckled alder (Alnus incana ssp. rugosa)

spotted touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis)

spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

sundial lupine (Lupinus perennis var. perennis)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

swamp thistle (Cirsium muticum)

sweet fern (Comptonia peregrina)

tall cinquefoil (Drymocallis arguta)

tall thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

timothy (Phleum pratense ssp. pratense)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

veiny pea (Lathyrus venosus var. intonsus)

Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

western bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white clover (Trifolium repens ssp. repens)

wild blue phlox (Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

wild yam (Dioscorea villosa)

wood betony (Pedicularis canadensis ssp. canadensis)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woodland horsetail (Equisetum sylvaticum)

wool grass (Scirpus cyperinus)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

zigzag goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)


Acer ginnala (Amur maple)

Acer rubrum var. rubrum (red maple)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Acer spicatum (mountain maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Adiantum pedatum (northern maidenhair)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)

Alnus incana ssp. rugosa (speckled alder)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Amorpha fruticosa (desert false indigo)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata (hog peanut)

Anemone acutiloba (sharp-lobed hepatica)

Anemonastrum canadense (Canada anemone)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Anemone virginiana (tall thimbleweed)

Antennaria parlinii ssp. fallax (downy Parlin’s pussytoes)

Apocynum androsaemifolium (spreading dogbane)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Aralia nudicaulis (wild sarsaparilla)

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Asarum canadense (Canadian wild ginger)

Asclepias exaltata (poke milkweed)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum (northern lady fern)

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera (paper birch)

Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)

Carex rosea (rosy sedge)

Caulophyllum thalictroides (blue cohosh)

Cirsium muticum (swamp thistle)

Comandra umbellata ssp. umbellata (bastard toadflax)

Comptonia peregrina (sweet fern)

Cornus alternifolia (pagoda dogwood)

Cornus canadensis (bunchberry)

Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)

Cornus rugosa (round-leaved dogwood)

Corylus cornuta var. cornuta (beaked hazelnut)

Crataegus punctata (dotted hawthorn)

Diervilla lonicera (northern bush honeysuckle)

Dioscorea villosa (wild yam)

Drymocallis arguta (tall cinquefoil)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine (scouring rush horsetail)

Equisetum pratense (meadow horsetail)

Equisetum sylvaticum (woodland horsetail)

Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus (Philadelphia fleabane)

Eurybia macrophylla (bigleaf aster)

Fragaria vesca ssp. americana (American woodland strawberry)

Fragaria virginiana (wild strawberry)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Heracleum maximum (American cow parsnip)

Hieracium umbellatum (narrow-leaved hawkweed)

Houstonia longifolia (long-leaved bluet)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Hylodesmum glutinosum (pointed-leaved tick-trefoil)

Impatiens capensis (spotted touch-me-not)

Iris versicolor (northern blue flag)

Juglans cinerea (butternut)

Lathyrus ochroleucus (cream pea)

Lathyrus venosus var. intonsus) (veiny pea)

Lepidium densiflorum (prairie peppergrass)

Lilium michiganense (Michigan lily)

Linnaea borealis ssp. americana (American twinflower)

Lupinus perennis var. perennis (sundial lupine)

Lysimachia borealis (northern starflower)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

Maianthemum racemosum var. racemosum (common false Solomon’s seal)

Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica (ostrich fern)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Claytosmunda claytoniana (interrupted fern)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (American hophornbeam)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Pedicularis canadensis ssp. canadensis (wood betony)

Phleum pratense ssp. pratense (timothy)

Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii (wild blue phlox)

Pilosella aurantiaca (orange hawkweed)

Pinus resinosa (red pine)

Pinus strobus (eastern white pine)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

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

Populus grandidentata (bigtooth aspen)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla argentea (silvery cinquefoil)

Potentilla norvegica (rough cinquefoil)

Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum (western bracken fern)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved buttercup)

Ranunculus hispidus var. caricetorum (bristly buttercup)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)

Ribes cynosbati (eastern prickly gooseberry)

Rosa acicularis ssp. sayi (prickly rose)

Rosa blanda var. blanda (smooth rose)

Rubus allegheniensis (Allegheny blackberry)

Rubus pubescens (dwarf raspberry)

Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata (cut-leaved coneflower)

Salix petiolaris (slender willow)

Sambucus canadensis (American elderberry)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Sanicula marilandica (Maryland black snakeroot)

Sanicula odorata (clustered black snakeroot)

Scirpus cyperinus (wool grass)

Sisyrinchium campestre (prairie blue-eyed grass)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Smilax lasioneura (Blue Ridge carrionflower)

Solidago flexicaulis (zigzag goldenrod)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Streptopus lanceolatus var. longipipes (rose twisted-stalk)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (purple meadow-rue)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow-rue)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium hybridum (alsike clover)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens ssp. repens (white clover)

Trillium cernuum (nodding trillium)

Trillium grandiflorum (large-flowered trillium)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Viburnum lentago (nannyberry)

Viburnum opulus var. americanum (American highbush cranberry)

Viburnum rafinesqueanum (downy arrowwood)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)


alsike clover

American elderberry

American highbush cranberry

black cherry



Canada anemone

Canada mayflower

common blue violet

common evening primrose

common mullein

common yarrow

desert false indigo

eastern prickly gooseberry

golden alexanders

hedge bindweed

large-flowered bellwort

large-flowered trillium

Michigan lily


northern bedstraw

orange hawkweed

northern starflower

poke milkweed

prickly rose

red clover

rough cinquefoil

sharp-lobed hepatica

smooth rose

Sundiial Lupine

swamp milkweed

tall cinquefoil

Virginia waterleaf

white clover

wild columbine

wild geranium

wood betony

yellow goat’s beard


Two reptile species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:


wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta)

Special Concern

bull snake (Pituophis catenifer sayi)

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Amphibians and Reptiles List

northern map turtle (Graptemys geographica)

wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta)

  northern map turtle






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