Southern Wet Meadow Plant List

Graminoids

  • fringed brome (Bromus ciliatus)
  • blue-joint (Calamagrostis canadensis)
  • sedges (Carex aquatilis, C. bebbii, C. comosa, C. hystericina, C. lacustris, C. lasiocarpa, C. pellita, C. prairea, C. utriculata, C. sartwellii, C. stipata, C. stricta, C. vulpinoidea, and others)
  • bald spike-rush (Eleocharis erythropoda)
  • marsh wild-timothy (Muhlenbergia glomerata)
  • leafy satin grass (Muhlenbergia mexicana)
  • fowl meadow grass (Poa palustris)

Forbs

  • swamp agrimony (Agrimonia parviflora)
  • Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)
  • thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)
  • angelica (Angelica atropurpurea)
  • swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
  • hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)
  • marsh bellflower (Campanula aparinoides)
  • water hemlock (Cicuta bulbifera)
  • swamp thistle (Cirsium muticum)
  • flat-topped white aster (Doellingeria umbellata)
  • common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
  • joe-pye-weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
  • rough bedstraw (Galium asprellum)
  • bog bedstraw (Galium labradoricum)
  • small bedstraw (Galium trifidum)
  • jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)
  • wild blue flag (Iris versicolor)
  • marsh pea (Lathyrus palustris)
  • Michigan lily (Lilium michiganense)
  • great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)
  • northern bugle weed (Lycopus uniflorus)
  • tufted loosestrife (Lysimachia thyrsiflora)
  • water smartweed (Persicaria amphibia)
  • clearweed (Pilea pumila)
  • common mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)
  • great water dock (Rumex orbiculatus)
  • common arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)
  • common skullcap (Scutellaria galericulata)
  • Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
  • late goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)
  • swamp goldenrod (Solidago patula)
  • rough goldenrod (Solidago rugosa)
  • smooth swamp aster (Symphyotrichum firmum)
  • panicled aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)
  • side-flowering aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum)
  • swamp aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum)
  • purple meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)
  • marsh St. John’s-wort (Triadenum fraseri)
  • broad-leaved cat-tail (Typha latifolia)
  • blue vervain (Verbena hastata)
  • Missouri ironweed (Vernonia missurica)

Ferns

  • sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)
  • marsh fern (Thelypteris palustris)

Shrubs

  • silky dogwood (Cornus amomum)
  • gray  dogwood (Cornus foemina )
  • red-osier dogwood (Cornus sericea)
  • ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
  • swamp gooseberry (Ribes hirtellum)
  • swamp rose (Rosa palustris)
  • willows (Salix spp.)
  • meadowsweet (Spiraea alba)
  • poison sumac (Toxicodendron vernix)
  • nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)

Trees

  • red maple (Acer rubrum)
  • black ash (Fraxinus nigra)
  • green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)
  • tamarack (Larix laricina)
  • American elm (Ulmus americana)

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).