Strandness Prairie

               
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Area and County

Pope County

 

 

 


Size

40 Acres

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Parking

N45 40.192, W95 30.610

 
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)

Gilchrist Moraine

 
Native Plant Communities1

Mesic Prairie (Southern)


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The Nature Conservancy


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9/3/2009

   

 

 

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Amphibians

northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)

northern leopard frog

Birds

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)

Black-capped Chickadee


Insects and Arachnids

Five insect species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

 

Endangered

Dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae)

Powesheik skipperling (Oarisma powesheik)

 

Special concern

Argos skipper (Atrytone arogos)

phlox moth (Schinia indiana)

regal fritillary (Speyeria idalia)

 
 

goldenrod soldier beetle (Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

monarch

Plants

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

 

Special concern

Rydberg’s sunflower (Helianthus nuttallii ssp. rydbergii)

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

 

Watch list

long-bearded hawkweed (Hieracium longipilum)

 
 

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

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Mesic Prairie (Southern) UPs23a

 
 

 

alfalfa (Medicago sativa ssp. sativa)

American pasqueflower (Anemone patens var. multifida)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

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

bottle gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

boxelder (Acer negundo)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian milkvetch (Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)

common sow thistle (Sonchus oleraceus)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

dotted blazing star (Liatris punctata var. punctata)

downy gentian (Gentiana puberulenta)

downy phlox (Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida)

false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis)

giant foxtail (Setaria faberi)

giant sunflower (Helianthus giganteus)

gray goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica var. siphilitica)

grooved yellow flax (Linum sulcatum var. sulcatum)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

Missouri goldenrod (Solidago missouriensis)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

narrow-leaved purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya)

prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata)

prairie coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata)

prairie goldenrod (Solidago ptarmicoides)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

purple meadow parsnip (Thaspium trifoliatum)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

purple rattlesnake root (Nabalus racemosus)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

Riddell’s goldenrod (Oligoneuron riddellii)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

round-leaved dogwood (Cornus rugosa)

roundleaf serviceberry (Amelanchier sanguinea)

sawtooth sunflower (Helianthus grosseserratus)

showy goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)

sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula)

silky aster (Symphyotrichum sericeum)

silverleaf scurfpea (Pediomelum argophyllum)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

speckled alder (Alnus incana ssp. rugosa)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

swamp betony (Pedicularis lanceolata)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

tall cinquefoil (Drymocallis arguta)

tall meadow rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

Virginia mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

western ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya)

white heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

yellow foxtail (Setaria pumila ssp. pumila)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

 

Acer negundo (boxelder)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Alnus incana ssp. rugosa (speckled alder)

Ambrosia psilostachya (western ragweed)

Amelanchier sanguinea (roundleaf serviceberry)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Anemone patens var. multifida (American pasqueflower)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis (Canadian milkvetch)

Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula (sideoats grama)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Coreopsis palmata (prairie coreopsis)

Cornus rugosa (round-leaved dogwood)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Drymocallis arguta (tall cinquefoil)

Echinacea angustifolia (narrow-leaved purple coneflower)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Gentiana andrewsii (bottle gentian)

Gentiana puberulenta (downy gentian)

Glycyrrhiza lepidota (wild licorice)

Helenium autumnale (common sneezeweed)

Helianthus giganteus (giant sunflower)

Helianthus grosseserratus (sawtooth sunflower)

Helianthus pauciflorus (stiff sunflower)

Helianthus tuberosus (Jerusalem artichoke)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis (false sunflower)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Liatris punctata var. punctata (dotted blazing star)

Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya (prairie blazing star)

Linum sulcatum var. sulcatum (grooved yellow flax)

Lobelia siphilitica var. siphilitica (great blue lobelia)

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

Medicago sativa ssp. sativa (alfalfa)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Nabalus racemosus (purple rattlesnake root)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Oligoneuron riddellii (Riddell’s goldenrod)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Pedicularis lanceolata (swamp betony)

Pediomelum argophyllum (silverleaf scurfpea)

Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida (downy phlox)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountain mint)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Setaria faberi (giant foxtail)

Setaria pumila ssp. pumila (yellow foxtail)

Solidago canadensis (Canada goldenrod)

Solidago missouriensis (Missouri goldenrod)

Solidago nemoralis (gray goldenrod)

Solidago ptarmicoides (prairie goldenrod)

Solidago rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Solidago speciosa (showy goldenrod)

Sonchus oleraceus (common sow thistle)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Spartina pectinata (prairie cordgrass)

Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides (white heath aster)

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England aster)

Symphyotrichum sericeum (silky aster)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (tall meadow rue)

Thaspium trifoliatum (purple meadow parsnip)

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)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

American pasqueflower

bottle gentian

Canada goldenrod

Canadian milkvetch

common yarrow

downy gentian

downy phlox

gray-headed coneflower

leadplant

narrow-leaved purple coneflower

New England aster

northern bedstraw

prairie rose

purple prairie clover

silky aster

stiff goldenrod

swamp milkweed

tall cinquefoil

tall meadow rue

western poison ivy

wild bergamot

 

 

 


 

 

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