Poor Fen Plant List

Graminoids

  • sedges (Carex chordorrhiza, C. exilis, C. lasiocarpa, C. limosa, C. livida, C. oligosperma, C. pauciflora, and others)
  • twig-rush (Cladium mariscoides)
  • three-way sedge (Dulichium arundinaceum)
  • cotton-grasses (Eriophorum angustifolium, E. vaginatum, and E. virginicum)
  • white beak-rush (Rhynchospora alba)
  • tufted bulrush (Trichophorum cespitosum)

Forbs

  • marsh cinquefoil (Comarum palustre)
  • spatulate-leaved sundew (Drosera intermedia)
  • round-leaved sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)
  • fringed willow-herb (Epilobium ciliatum)
  • grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia)
  • wild blue flag (Iris versicolor)
  • swamp candles (Lysimachia terrestris)
  • false mayflower (Maianthemum trifolium)
  • bog buckbean (Menyanthes trifoliata)
  • bog aster (Oclemena nemoralis)
  • pitcher-plant (Sarracenia purpurea)
  • arrow-grass (Scheuchzeria palustris)
  • bog goldenrod (Solidago uliginosa)
  • rush aster (Symphyotrichum boreale)
  • common bog arrow-grass (Triglochin maritima)
  • bladderworts (Utricularia cornuta and U. intermedia)

Mosses

  • sphagnum mosses (Sphagnum spp.)

Shrubs

  • bog rosemary (Andromeda glaucophylla)
  • black chokeberry (Aronia prunifolia)
  • bog birch (Betula pumila)
  • leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata)
  • Kalm’s St. John’s-wort (Hypericum kalmianum)
  • mountain holly (Ilex mucronata)
  • bog laurel (Kalmia polifolia)
  • sweet gale (Myrica gale)
  • Labrador-tea (Rhododendron groenlandicum)
  • bog willow (Salix pedicellaris)
  • meadowsweet (Spiraea alba)
  • steeplebush (Spiraea tomentosa)
  • large cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon)
  • small cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccos)
  • wild-raisin (Viburnum cassinoides)

Trees

  • 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).