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Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas

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Authors: Barbara Delany
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Locality: Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve
Abstract:

This checklist was complied by David Hartig, Nicholas Soldano and Ethan Verdegan, students in the Fall 2018 offering of PMB4321: Minnesota Flora under the supervision of Professor George Weiblen.  The checklist was originally complied by Barbara Delany and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resoruces. Plant names have been updated according to Anita Cholewa's Annotated Checklist of the Flora of Minnesota.


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Families: 116
Genera: 404
Species: 829
Total Taxa (details): 829

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Osmunda claytoniana L. - interrupted fern
Osmunda regalis L. - royal fern
Oak Savanna, Ós-try-a, ancient Greek name for a tree with very hard wood, vir-gi-ni-àn-a, Virginian
Oxalis dillenii N.J. Jacquin - southern wood sorrel
Oxalis stricta L. - yellow wood sorrel
Panax quinquefolius L. - American ginseng
Panicum virgatum L. - switchgrass
Parnassia palustris L. - smallflower grass of Parnassus
Paspalum setaceum Michaux - hairy bead grass
Penstemon gracilis Nuttall - slender beardtongue
Penstemon grandiflorus Nuttall - large flowered beardtongue
Penthorum sedoides L. - ditch stonecrop
Phalaris arundinacea L. - reed canarygrass
Phlox divaricata L. - woodland phlox
Phlox paniculata L. - garden phlox
Phlox pilosa L. - downy phlox
Phlox subulata L. - moss phlox
Phryma leptostachya L. - American lopseed
Physalis heterophylla Nees - clammy groundcherry
Physalis virginiana Miller - Virginia ground cherry
Pilea fontana (Lunell) Rydberg - black fruited clearweed
Pilea pumila (L.) A. Gray - dwarf clearweed
Upland-Conifer Forest, Pine Family
Pinus resinosa Aiton - Norway pine
Upland-Conifer Forest, Pine Family
Pinus strobus L. - eastern white pine
Upland-Conifer Forest, Pine Family
Pinus sylvestris L. - scotch pine
Piptatherum pungens (Torrey) Dorn - sharp pointed ricegrass
Plantago lanceolata L. - English plantain
Plantago major L. - great plantain
Plantago rugelii Decaisne - American plantain
Platanthera lacera (Michaux) G. Don - ragged fringed orchid
Platanthera psycodes (L.) Lindl. - small purple fringed orchid
Poa
Poa annua L. - speargrass
Poa compressa L. - flat stem bluegrass
Poa palustris L. - meadow bluegrass
Poa pratensis L. - Kentucky bluegrass
Oak Savanna, Pò-a, ancient Greek name for grass; pra-tén-sis, of the meadows
Polanisia dodecandra (L.) de Candolle - red whisker clammyweed
Polygala cruciata L. - cross leaf milkwort
Polygala polygama Walter - racemed milkwort
Polygala sanguinea L. - blood milkwort
Polygala senega L. - Seneca milkwort
Polygonum arifolium L. - halberdleaf tearthumb
Polygonum aviculare L. - yard knotweed
Polygonum lapathifolium L. - nodding smartweed
Polygonum persicaria L. - spotted ladysthumb
Polygonum tenue Michaux - slender knotweed
Pontederia cordata L. - pickerelweed
Populus alba L. - silver leaf cottonwood
Populus grandidentata Michaux - big tooth cottonwood
Oak Savanna or Upland-Conifer Forest, Pó-pu-lus, ancient Latin name; gran-di-den-tà-ta, large-toothed
Populus tremuloides Michaux - trembling aspen
Oak Savanna or Upland-Conifer Forest, Pó-pu-lus, ancient Latin name; tre-mu-lo-ì-des, like the Eurasian species P. tremula, trembling
Portulaca oleracea L. - common purslane
Potamogeton gramineus L. - grass leaved pondweed
Potamogeton natans L. - floating pondweed
Potamogeton praelongus Wulfen - whitestem pondweed
Potamogeton pusillus L. - very small pondweed
Potentilla argentea L. - silvery cinquefoil
Potentilla norvegica L. - strawberryweed
Potentilla recta L. - rough fruit potentilla
Potentilla simplex Michaux - old field cinquefoil
Prenanthes alba L. - white rattlesnakeroot
Prenanthes racemosa Michaux - smooth rattlesnake root
Prunella vulgaris L. - common selfheal
Prunus americana Marshall - American wild plum
Prunus pumila L. - sand cherry
Oak Savanna, Prú-nus, ancient Latin name of plums; se-rò-ti-na, late ripening
Prunus triloba Lindley - flowering plum
Prunus virginiana L. - choke cherry
Oak Savanna or Upland-Conifer Forest, Prú-nus, ancient Latin name of plums; vir-gi-ni-àn-a, Virginian
Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn - western brackenfern
Pyrola asarifolia Michaux - liverleaf wintergreen
Pyrola elliptica Nuttall - elliptic shinleaf
Upland-Conifer Forest, Shin-leaf Family
Upland-Conifer Forest, Shin-leaf Family
Quercus alba L. - white oak
Oak Savanna, Quér-cus, ancient Latin name; el-lip-so-i-dà-lis, ellipsoidal, referring to the acorn
Oak Savanna, Quér-cus, ancient Latin name; ma-cro-cár-pa, large-fruited
Quercus rubra L. - northern red oak
Upland-Conifer Forest
Ranunculus acris L. - showy buttercup
Ranunculus pensylvanicus L. f. - bristly buttercup
Ranunculus sceleratus L. - cursed crowfoot
Rhamnus cathartica L. - European buckthorn
Rheum rhabarbarum L. - garden rhubard
Rhus glabra L. - northern smooth sumac
Oak Savanna, Rhùs, ancient Greek and Latin name; glà-bra, glabrous
Rhus typhina L. - staghorn sumac
Oak Savanna, Rhùs, ancient Greek and Latin name;ty-phì-na, like Typha, cattail, because of the velvety branches
Ribes americanum Miller - wild black currant
Ribes aureum Pursh - golden currant
Ribes glandulosum Grauer - skunk currant
Ribes hirtellum Michaux - swamp gooseberry
Ribes rubrum L. - red currant
Ribes triste Pallas - red currant
Robinia hispida L. - bristly locust
Rorippa palustris (L.) Besser - Icelandic yellow cress
Rosa arkansana Porter - prairie wild rose
Oak Savanna, Rò-sa, ancient Latin name; ar-kan-sà-na, for the Arkansas River in Colorado
Rosa blanda Aiton - smooth wild rose
Rubus allegheniensis Porter - Allegheny blackberry
Oak Savanna, Rù-bus, the Latin name, comparable to ruber, red; al-le-ghe-ni-én-sis, of the Allegheny Mountains
Rubus flagellaris Willdenow - whiplash dewberry
Oak Savanna, Rù-bus, the Latin name, comparable to ruber, red; fla-gel-là-ris, like a whip-lash
Rubus idaeus L. - American red raspberry
Oak Savanna or Upland-Conifer Forest, Rù-bus, the Latin name, comparable to ruber, red; i-da-è-us, of Mount Ida, Greece
Rubus occidentalis L. - western blackberry
Rubus pensilvanicus Poiret - Pennsylvania blackberry
Rubus pubescens Rafinesque - dwarf red raspberry
Upland-Conifer Forest, Rose Family
Rubus setosus Bigelow - bristly blackberry
Rudbeckia hirta L. - blackeyed Susan
Rumex acetosella L. - red sorrel
Rumex altissimus Alph. Wood - tall water dock
Rumex britannica L. - British dock
Rumex crispus L. - yellow dock
Sagittaria cristata Engelmann - crested arrowhead
Sagittaria rigida Pursh - sessilefruit arrowhead
Salix alba L. - white willow
Salix amygdaloides Andersson - peachleaf willow
Salix bebbiana - gray willow
Salix discolor - pussy willow
Salix eriocephala Michx. - heart leaved willow
Salix humilis Marshall - upland willow
Salix lucida Muhlenberg - shining willow
Salix nigra Marshall - black willow
Salix pentandra L. - bay willow
Salix petiolaris Smith - slender leaved willow
Salsola tragus L. - tumbleweed
Sambucus nigra L. - black elderberry
Sambucus racemosa L. - red berried elder
Sanicula marilandica L. - Maryland sanicle
Sarracenia purpurea L. - northern pitcher plant
Scirpus atrocinctus - blackgirdle bulrush
Scirpus cyperinus - cottongrass bulrush
Scrophularia lanceolata Pursh - lanceleaf figwort
Scutellaria galericulata L. - hooded skullcap
Scutellaria lateriflora L. - mad dog skullcap
Secale cereale L. - cultivated rye
Silene antirrhina L. - sleepy catchfly
Silene armeria L. - sweet william catchfly
Silene latifolia Poiret - white campion
Sinapis arvensis L. - wild mustard
Sisymbrium altissimum L. - tall tumblemustard
Sisyrinchium campestre E.P. Bicknell - field blue eyed grass
Smilax herbacea L. - smooth carrionflower
Smilax lasioneura Hooker - Blue Ridge carrionflower
Solanum dulcamara L. - bittersweet nightshade
Solidago canadensis L. - Canada goldenrod
Solidago flexicaulis L. - zigzag goldenrod
Solidago gigantea Aiton - late goldenrod
Solidago missouriensis Nutt. - Missouri goldenrod
Solidago nemoralis Aiton - gray goldenrod
Solidago rigida L. - stiff goldenrod
Solidago speciosa Nuttall - showy goldenrod
Sonchus arvensis L. - perennial sow thistle
Oak Savanna, Sor-ghàs-trum, for resemblance to Sorgum; nù-tans, nodding
Sparganium emersum Rehmann - unbranched bur reed
Spartina pectinata Link - prairie cordgrass
Spiraea alba Du Roi - white meadowsweet
Spiraea tomentosa L. - steeplebush
Spiranthes cernua (L.) Richard - nodding lady's tresses
Stellaria media (L.) Villars - common chickweed
Stuckenia pectinata (L.) B̦rner - fennel leaf pondweed
Symphyotrichum ciliolatum - northern heart leaf aster
Syringa vulgaris L. - common lilac
Syringa x persica L. - Persian lilac
Tanacetum vulgare L. - common tansy
Thelypteris palustris Schott - eastern marsh fern
Thuja occidentalis L. - northern white cedar
Upland-Conifer Forest, Cypress Family
Tilia americana L. - American basswood
Oak Savanna
Tradescantia bracteata Small - sticky spiderwort
Triadenum fraseri (Spach) Gleason - Fraser's marsh St. Johnswort
Trifolium arvense L. - rabbitfoot clover
Trifolium hybridum L. - alsike clover
Trifolium repens L. - white clover
Trillium cernuum L. - nodding trillium
Trillium grandiflorum (Michaux) Salisbury - large flowered trillium trillium
Trillium nivale Riddell - dwarf white trillium
Typha angustifolia L. - narrowleaf cattail
Typha latifolia L. - broadleaf cattail
Typha x glauca Godron - hybrid cattail
Ulmus americana K, - American elm
Oak Savanna, Úl-mus, ancient Latin name; a-me-ri-cà-na, American
Ulmus pumila - Siberian elm
Urtica dioica L. - stinging nettle
Utricularia intermedia Hayne - northern bladderwort
Utricularia minor L. - lesser bladderwort
Utricularia vulgaris L. - greater bladderwort
Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton - sweet lobush blueberry
Upland-Conifer Forest, Heath Family
Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton - large cranberry
Vaccinium myrtilloides Michaux - velvetleaf blueberry
Upland-Conifer Forest, Heath Family
Vaccinium oxycoccos L. - small cranberry
Verbascum thapsus L. - common mullein
Verbena hastata L. - blue vervain
Verbena stricta Ventenat - hoary vervain
Verbena urticifolia L. - nettle leaf vervain
Vernonia fasciculata Michaux - bunched ironweed
Veronica peregrina L. - purslane speedwell
Viburnum lentago L. - nannyberry
Viburnum opulus L. - European cranberrybush
Vicia sativa L. - garden vetch
Vicia villosa Roth - hairy vetch
Viola blanda Willdenow - big leaved white violet
Viola canadensis L. - Canadian white violet
Viola lanceolata L. - lance leaf violet
Viola macloskeyi F.E. Lloyd - northern white violet
Viola nephrophylla Greene - northern bog violet
Viola pedata L. - birdfoot violet
Viola pedatifida G. Don - prairie violet
Viola renifolia A. Gray - kidney leaf violet
Viola sagittata Aiton - arrowhead violet
Viola sororia Willdenow - dooryard violet
Viola tricolor L. - small pansy
Wolffia columbiana H. Karsten - Columbian watermeal
Xyris torta Smith - twisted yelloweyed grass
Oak Savanna, Zan-thó-xy-lum, from Greek xanthos, yellow, and xylon, wood; a-me-ri-cà-num, American
Zizania palustris L. - northern wild rice
Zizia aptera (A. Gray) Fernald - heart leaf alexanders
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