Verlyn Marth Memorial Prairie SNA

               
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Area and County

Stevens County

 

 

 


Size

30 acres

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N45 44.692, W96 0.184

 
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)

Morris Moraine

 
Native Plant Communities1

Dry Hill Prairie (Southern)

 
Natural Features

Dry-mesic prairie knolls, cattail marsh/sedge meadow


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Management
In 2013 black-eyed Susan was planted on the southeastern upland portion of the site.


Visits

9/3/2009

  8/19/2013

 

 

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Dry Hill Prairie (Southern)

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Amphibians

northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)

northern leopard frog


Birds

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

 

Endangered

Henslow’s Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii)

 

Threatened

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

 

Special concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Franklin’s Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa fedoa)

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird checklist

 
 

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

American Goldfinch

Mourning Dove


Insects and Arachnids

band-winged meadowhawk (Sympetrum semicinctum)

common green darner (Anax junius)

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

goldenrod soldier beetle (Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus)

Halloween pennant (Celithemis eponina)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

common green darner

monarch


Mammals

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

plains pocket gopher


Plants

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Dry Hill Prairie (Southern) UPs13d

 
 

 

alfalfa (Medicago sativa ssp. sativa)

American plum (Prunus americana)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

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

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

blue giant hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

blue vervain (Verbena hastata var. hastata)

broad-leaved cattail (Typha latifolia)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canadian milkvetch (Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis)

Canadian tick-trefoil (Desmodium canadense)

common dogmustard (Erucastrum gallicum)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

compass plant (Silphium laciniatum) *

creeping bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides)

cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

cylindric blazing star (Liatris cylindracea)

desert false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa)

dotted blazing star (Liatris punctata var. punctata)

downy gentian (Gentiana puberulenta)

downy phlox (Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida)

dwarf false indigo (Amorpha nana)

false boneset (Brickellia eupatorioides var. corymbulosa)

false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

field sagewort (Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata)

Flodman’s thistle (Cirsium flodmanii)

fringed brome (Bromus ciliatus)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

gray goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

green foxtail (Setaria viridis var. viridis)

heart-leaved golden alexanders (Zizia aptera)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

marsh vetchling (Lathyrus palustris)

Maximilian’s sunflower (Helianthus maximilianii)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

narrow-leaved hawkweed (Hieracium umbellatum)

narrow-leaved purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya)

prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata)

prairie coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata)

prairie dock (Silphium terebinthinaceum var. terebinthinaceum)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie goldenrod (Solidago ptarmicoides)

prairie ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata)

prairie onion (Allium stellatum)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

prairie turnip (Pediomelum esculentum)

prickly sow thistle (Sonchus asper)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

purple rattlesnake root (Nabalus racemosus)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

sandbar willow (Salix interior)

sawtooth sunflower (Helianthus grosseserratus)

sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula)

silver buffaloberry (Shepherdia argentea)

silverleaf scurfpea (Pediomelum argophyllum)

smooth blue aster (Symphyotrichum laeve)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ssp. incarnata)

switch grass (Panicum virgatum var. virgatum)

tall blue lettuce (Lactuca biennis)

tall cinquefoil (Drymocallis arguta)

tall goldenrod (Solidago altissima ssp. altissima)

tall meadow rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

tall thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana var. virginiana)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

veiny pea (Lathyrus venosus)

Virginia mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. candida)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)

wild licorice (Glycyrrhiza lepidota)

winged loosestrife (Lythrum alatum var. alatum)

wolfberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

yellow foxtail (Setaria pumila ssp. pumila)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

 

Agastache foeniculum (blue giant hyssop)

Allium stellatum (prairie onion)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Amorpha fruticosa (desert false indigo)

Amorpha nana (dwarf false indigo)

Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Anemone virginiana var. virginiana (tall thimbleweed)

Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)

Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata (field sagewort)

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)

Brickellia eupatorioides var. corymbulosa (false boneset)

Bromus ciliatus (fringed brome)

Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)

Campanula rapunculoides (creeping bellflower)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium flodmanii (Flodman’s thistle)

Coreopsis palmata (prairie coreopsis)

Dalea candida var. candida (white prairie clover)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Desmodium canadense (Canadian tick-trefoil)

Drymocallis arguta (tall cinquefoil)

Echinacea angustifolia (narrow-leaved purple coneflower)

Echinocystis lobata (wild cucumber)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Erucastrum gallicum (common dogmustard)

Euphorbia esula (leafy spurge)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Gentiana puberulenta (downy gentian)

Glycyrrhiza lepidota (wild licorice)

Helianthus grosseserratus (sawtooth sunflower)

Helianthus maximilianii (Maximilian’s sunflower)

Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus (stiff sunflower)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis (false sunflower)

Hieracium umbellatum (narrow-leaved hawkweed)

Lactuca biennis (tall blue lettuce)

Lathyrus palustris (marsh vetchling)

Lathyrus venosus (veiny pea)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Liatris cylindracea (cylindric blazing star)

Liatris punctata var. punctata (dotted blazing star)

Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya (prairie blazing star)

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

Lythrum alatum var. alatum (winged loosestrife)

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)

Panicum virgatum var. virgatum (switch grass)

Pediomelum argophyllum (silverleaf scurfpea)

Pediomelum esculentum (prairie turnip)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Phlox pilosa ssp. fulgida (downy phlox)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Prunus americana (American plum)

Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountain mint)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Salix interior (sandbar willow)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Setaria pumila ssp. pumila (yellow foxtail)

Setaria viridis var. viridis (green foxtail)

Shepherdia argentea (silver buffaloberry)

Silphium laciniatum (compass plant) *

Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (cup plant)

Silphium terebinthinaceum var. terebinthinaceum (prairie dock)

Solidago altissima ssp. altissima (tall goldenrod)

Solidago nemoralis (gray goldenrod)

Solidago ptarmicoides (prairie goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Sonchus asper (prickly sow thistle)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Spartina pectinata (prairie cordgrass)

Symphoricarpos occidentalis (wolfberry)

Symphyotrichum laeve (smooth blue aster)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (tall meadow rue)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbena hastata var. hastata (blue vervain)

Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata (prairie ironweed)

Zizia aptera (heart-leaved golden alexanders)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

alfalfa

black-eyed Susan

blue vervain (var. hastata)

Canada anemone

common evening primrose

creeping bellflower

desert false indigo

false boneset

false sunflower

gray-headed coneflower

leadplant

Maximilian’s sunflower

northern bedstraw

prairie dock

prairie ironweed

prairie onion

purple prairie clover

red clover

silverleaf scurfpea

swamp milkweed

tall cinquefoil

Virginia mountain mint

winged loosestrife

yellow goat’s beard

yellow sweet clover

 

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