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Herbaceous Vegetation of the Natural Area

The following is a preliminary list of what plant species have been observed in the Natural Areas and other parts of the Coon Rapids campus. If you have observed other species, please report them to Joan McKearnan.  Links to the Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources tree website are provided.  Order of species follows the Bell Museum's Annotated Checklist of  Flora of Minnesota (2010).


Species Family
Milkweed, Asclepias sp. Apocynaceae, Milkweed family
Wild sarsaparilla, Aralia nudicaulis Araliaceae, Ivy family
Yarrow, Achillea millefolium Asteraceae, Composite family
Purple coneflower, Echinacea pallida Asteraceae, Composite family
Common boneset, Eupatorium perfoliatum Asteraceae, Composite family
unidentified sunflower, Helianthus sp. Asteraceae, Composite family
Black-eyed susan, Rudbeckia hirta Asteraceae, Composite family
Showy goldenrod, Solidago speciosa Asteraceae, Composite family
Asters, Symphyotrichum novae-angliae Asteraceae, Composite family

Dahlberg Daisy, Thymophylla tenuiloba

Asteraceae, Composite family
Wild cucumber, Echinocystis lobata Cucurbitaceae, Gourd family
Leadplant, Amorpha canescens Fabaceae, Legume family
Purple prairie-clover, Dalea purpurea Fabaceae, Legume family
Red clover, Trifolium pratense Fabaceae, Legume family
Purple (cow) vetch, Vicia sp Fabaceae, Legume family
Evening Primrose, Oenthera biennis Onagraceae, Evening Primrose family
Big bluestem, Andropogon gerardii Poaceae, Grass family
Switch grass, Panicum virgatum Poaceae, Grass family
Kentucky bluegrass, Poa pratensis Poaceae, Grass family
Little bluestem, Schizachyrium scoparium Poaceae, Grass family
False solomon's seal, Maianthemum racemosum Ruscaceae, Ruscus family
Great mullein, Verbascum thapsus Scrophulariaceae, Figwort family





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Last Updated -August 12, 2016

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Melanie Waite-Altringer or Joan McKearnan or Terry Teppen