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Jacobson Park Plants

Jacobson Campsite 4

Some common plants found at the Jacobson Campground in the spring are listed below (all plant photos are from the collection compiled by John Almendinger, MN DNR Ecological Services)

Trees – trembling aspen, red maple, paper birch and black ash.  Planted red pine is also present on the campsite.

Shrubs – beaked hazelnut, bush honeysuckle, prickly gooseberry, dwarf raspberry

Herbaceous plants - Large leaved aster, Canada mayflower, wood anemone, wild columbine, bracken fern, sessile-leaved bellwort, wild sarsaparilla, pale-vetchling, wild strawberry, and common buttercup. Other plants: meadow horsetail

The upland area of the Jacobson campground would be considered as Northern Wet-Mesic Boreal Hardwood-Conifer forest (MHn44).  The habitat descriptions, vegetation structure & composition, landscape setting, natural history, and similar plant communities for this native plant community, MHn44, may be found at the MN DNR ecology website:

"http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/natural_resources/npc/mesic_hardwood/mhn44.pdf"

A few of the plants found in wetter, richer sites along the river include: blue cohosh, sweet cicely, water horsetail, bloodroot and early meadow rue.

Trembling Aspen

     Trembling aspen
   (Populus tremuloids)

Red maple

Red Maple
(Acer rubrum)

Paper birch



Tree trunk of paper birch
(B. papyrifera)

Paper birch


 Paper birch
 leaves  (Betula
 papyrifera)
Black Ash


Black Ash leaves
(Fraxinus nigra)

Beaked Hazelnut     

 

Beaked Hazelnut
(Corylus cornuta)

Bush Honeysuckle


 Bush Honeysuckle
 (Diervella lonicera)
Prickly Gooseberry


 
Prickly Gooseberry
  (Ribes cynosbati)
Dwarf Raspberry

Dwarf Raspberry
(Rubus pubescens)
Large Leaf Aster




Large Leaf Aster
Canada Mayflower


Canada Mayflower
Wood Anemone


 Wood Anemone

Wild Columbine


        
Wild Columbine

Bracken Fern

Bracken Fern

Bellwort


  

Sessile-leaved Bellwort

Wild Sarsaparilla
Wild Sarsaparilla
Vetchling


 Pale Vetchling
Wild Strawberry




Wild Strawberry 
Buttercup



Common Buttercup
Meadow Horsetail




Meadow Horsetail