Key to Michigan's Natural Communities

A. Vegetation dominated by big bluestem, switch grass, little bluestem, and/or Indian grass. Common species typically include sedges (Carex spp.), Ohio goldenrod (Solidago ohioensis), Riddell's goldenrod (Solidago riddellii), Virginia mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum), swamp betony (Pedicularis lanceolata), marsh blazing star (Liatris spicata), colic root, (Aletris farinosa), tall coreopsis (Coreopsis tripteris), and ironweed (Vernonia spp.) .... Lakeplain Wet-mesic Prairie

B. Vegetation dominated by bluejoint grass and cordgrass. Common species typically include sedges (Carex stricta, C. pellita, C. aquatilis), Baltic rush, twig-rush, and swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) .... Lakeplain Wet Prairie

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