Northern Wet Meadow Plant List

Graminoids

  • fringed brome (Bromus ciliatus)
  • blue-joint (Calamagrostis canadensis)
  • sedges (Carex lacustris, C. lasiocarpa, C. stricta, C. utriculata, C. vesicaria, and others)
  • twig-rush (Cladium mariscoides)
  • spike-rush (Eleocharis erythropoda and E. palustris)
  • rattlesnake grass (Glyceria canadensis)
  • marsh wild-timothy (Muhlenbergia glomerata)
  • fowl meadow grass (Poa palustris)
  • green bulrush (Scirpus atrovirens)

Forbs

  • swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
  • marsh bellflower (Campanula aparinoides)
  • water-hemlocks (Cicuta bulbifera and C. maculata)
  • swamp thistle (Cirsium muticum)
  • marsh cinquefoil (Comarum palustre)
  • flat-topped white aster (Doellingeria umbellata)
  • downy willow-herb (Epilobium strictum)
  • common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
  • grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia)
  • 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)
  • cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
  • great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)
  • common water horehound (Lycopus americanus)
  • northern bugle weed (Lycopus uniflorus)
  • swamp candles (Lysimachia terrestris)
  • tufted loosestrife (Lysimachia thyrsiflora)
  • wild mint (Mentha canadensis)
  • water smartweed (Persicaria amphibia)
  • great water dock (Rumex orbiculatus)
  • common arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)
  • common skullcap (Scutellaria galericulata)
  • tall goldenrod (Solidago altissima)
  • Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
  • late goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)
  • swamp goldenrod (Solidago patula)
  • rough goldenrod (Solidago rugosa)
  • 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)
  • marsh violet (Viola cucullata)

Ferns

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

Shrubs

  • tag alder (Alnus incana)
  • bog birch (Betula pumila)
  • red-osier dogwood (Cornus sericea)
  • shrubby cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa)
  • sweet gale (Myrica gale)
  • willows (Salix spp.)
  • meadowsweet (Spiraea alba)
  • steeplebush (Spiraea tomentosa)

Trees

  • red maple (Acer rubrum)
  • tamarack (Larix laricina)
  • white pine (Pinus strobus)
  • balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera)
  • quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)
  • northern white-cedar (Thuja occidentalis)

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).