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Woody Vegetation of the Natural Area

The following is a preliminary list of what plant species with woody stems 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 for some species.  Order of species follows the Bell Museum's Annotated Checklist of  Flora of Minnesota (2010).


Coniferous trees and shrubs
White Pines
White Pines
Broad-leaved trees and shrubs
  • Poison ivy, Rhus radicans
  • Staghorn sumac, Rhus typhina
  • Bush Honeysuckle, Diervilla lonicera

  • Northern pin oak, Quercus ellipsoidalis

  • Bur oak, Quercus macrocarpa

  • Northern Red oak, Quercus rubra

  • Eastern prickly gooseberry, Ribes cynosbati

  • Northern red currant, Ribes sativum

  • Green ash, Fraxinus pennsylvanicus

  • Common buckthorn, Rhamnus cathartica

  • Serviceberry, Amelanchier sp.

  • Apple, Pyrus malus

  • Raspberry, Rubus sp.

  • American mountain ash, Sorbus americana

  • Eastern cottonwood, Populus deltoides

  • Big-toothed aspen, Populus grandidentata

  • Quaking aspen, Populus tremuloides

  • Amur maple, Acer ginnala

  • Box elder, Acer negundo

  • Sugar maple, Acer saccharum

  • American basswood, Tilia americana

  • American elm, Ulmus americanus

  • Siberian elm, Ulmus pumila

  • Wild grape, Vitis sp.

  • Virginia creeper (woodbine), Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Sumac in the fall
Sumac in the fall





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Last Updated -August 12, 2016

Comments or Problems contact:

Melanie Waite-Altringer or Joan McKearnan or Terry Teppen