Key to Michigan's Natural Communities

A. Positioned on the tops of high bedrock escarpments in the western Upper Peninsula. Low shrubs, flagged trees, and dwarfed misshapen trees distorted into a krummholz growth form are common. Prevalent species include bearberry, common juniper, creeping juniper, rusty woodsia (Woodsia ilvensis), maidenhair spleenwort (Asplenium trichomanes), red oak, white pine, northern white-cedar, and big-toothed aspen .... Northern Bald

B. Positioned on areas of exposed bedrock in nearly level to steep topography. .... Continue

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