Key to Michigan's Natural Communities

A. Vegetation generally short (<1.0 m (39 in)) and patchy. Dominant plants include little bluestem (Andropogon scoparius), Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pensylvanica), and scattered patches of big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii). Occurring on loamy sands on well-drained to excessively well-drained, sandy glacial outwash plains and lakebeds primarily north of the climatic tension zone in the north-central and western Lower Peninsula and occasionally in southern Lower Michigan. .... Dry Sand Prairie

B. Vegetation generally tall (>1.0 m [39 in]) and dense. Dominant plants include big bluestem, little bluestem, and Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans). .... Continue

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