Poor Conifer Swamp Plant List

Graminoids

  • sedges (Carex oligosperma, C. pauciflora, C. trisperma, and others)
  • sheathed cotton-grass (Eriophorum vaginatum)
  • tawny cotton-grass (Eriophorum virginicum)
  • wool-grass (Scirpus cyperinus)

Forbs

  • wild calla (Calla palustris)
  • bluebead lily (Clintonia borealis)
  • goldthread (Coptis trifolia)
  • pink lady-slipper (Cypripedium acaule)
  • round-leaved sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)
  • wild blue flag (Iris versicolor)
  • Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)
  • false mayflower (Maianthemum trifolium)
  • pitcher-plant (Sarracenia purpurea)
  • starflower (Trientalis borealis)

Ferns

  • sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)
  • royal fern (Osmunda regalis)
  • Virginia chain-fern (Woodwardia virginica)

Mosses

  • ribbed bog moss (Aulacomnium palustre)
  • big red stem moss (Pleurozium schreberi)
  • pohlia moss (Pohlia nutans)
  • sphagnum mosses (Sphagnum spp.)

Shrubs

  • bog rosemary (Andromeda glaucophylla)
  • black chokeberry (Aronia prunifolia)
  • leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata)
  • bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)
  • creeping snowberry (Gaultheria hispidula)
  • wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
  • huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)
  • mountain holly (Ilex mucronata)
  • winterberry (Ilex verticillata)
  • sheep laurel (Kalmia angustifolia)
  • bog laurel (Kalmia polifolia)
  • Labrador-tea (Rhododendron groenlandicum)
  • blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium, V. corymbosum, and V. myrtilloides)
  • small cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccos)
  • wild-raisin (Viburnum cassinoides)

Trees

  • balsam fir (Abies balsamea)
  • paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
  • tamarack (Larix laricina)
  • black spruce (Picea mariana)
  • jack pine (Pinus banksiana)
  • white pine (Pinus strobus)

Citation

Cohen, J.G., M.A. Kost, B.S. Slaughter, D.A. Albert, J.M. Lincoln, A.P. Kortenhoven, C.M. Wilton, H.D. Enander, and K.M. Korroch. 2020. Michigan Natural Community Classification [web application]. Michigan Natural Features Inventory, Michigan State University Extension, Lansing, Michigan. Available https://mnfi.anr.msu.edu/communities/classification. (Accessed: October 20, 2020).