Intermittent Wetland Plant List

Graminoids

  • ticklegrasses (Agrostis hyemalis and A. scabra)
  • blue-joint (Calamagrostis canadensis)
  • wiregrass sedge (Carex lasiocarpa)
  • few-seed sedge (Carex oligosperma)
  • twig-rush (Cladium mariscoides)
  • Eaton’s panic grass (Dichanthelium spretum)
  • three-way sedge (Dulichium arundinaceum)
  • bright green spike-rush (Eleocharis flavescens)
  • Robbin’s spike-rush (Eleocharis robbinsii)
  • autumn sedge (Fimbristylis autumnalis)
  • northern manna grass (Glyceria borealis)
  • Canadian rush (Juncus canadensis)
  • brown-fruited rush (Juncus pelocarpus)
  • beak-rushes (Rhynchospora capitellata and R. fusca)
  • Pursh’s tufted bulrush (Schoenoplectus purshianus)
  • Smith’s bulrush (Schoenoplectus smithii)
  • Torrey’s bulrush (Schoenoplectus torreyi)

Forbs

  • water-shield (Brasenia schreberi)
  • spatulate-leaved sundew (Drosera intermedia)
  • slender goldentop (Euthamia caroliniana)
  • pipewort (Eriocaulon aquaticum)
  • grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia)
  • northern St. John’s wort (Hypericum boreale)
  • wild blue flag (Iris versicolor)
  • swamp candles (Lysimachia terrestris)
  • variegated yellow pond-lily (Nuphar variegata)
  • sweet-scented waterlily (Nymphaea odorata)
  • smartweeds (Persicaria spp.)
  • pondweeds (Potamogeton spp.)
  • hyssop hedge nettle (Stachys hyssopifolia)
  • bushy aster (Symphyotrichum dumosum)
  • horned bladderwort (Utricularia cornuta)
  • humped bladderwort (Utricularia gibba)
  • purple bladderwort (Utricularia purpurea)
  • small purple bladderwort (Utricularia resupinata)
  • lance-leaved violet (Viola lanceolata)

Mosses

  • sphagnum mosses (Sphagnum spp.)

Shrubs

  • leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata)
  • meadowsweet (Spiraea alba)
  • steeplebush (Spiraea tomentosa)

Trees

  • tamarack (Larix laricina)
  • black spruce (Picea mariana)
  • jack pine (Pinus banksiana)
  • red pine (Pinus resinosa)
  • 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).