Wet Prairie Plant List

Graminoids

  • big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)
  • fringed brome (Bromus ciliatus)
  • blue-joint (Calamagrostis canadensis)
  • sedges (Carex buxbaumii, C. pellita, C. stricta, and others)
  • fowl manna grass (Glyceria striata)
  • leafy satin grass (Muhlenbergia mexicana)
  • Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans)
  • cordgrass (Spartina pectinata)

Forbs

  • swamp agrimony (Agrimonia parviflora)
  • hog-peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata)
  • angelica (Angelica atropurpurea)
  • groundnut (Apios americana)
  • marsh-marigold (Caltha palustris)
  • hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)
  • marsh bellflower (Campanula aparinoides)
  • common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
  • joe-pye-weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
  • tall sunflower (Helianthus giganteus)
  • star-grass (Hypoxis hirsuta)
  • marsh pea (Lathyrus palustris)
  • Michigan lily (Lilium michiganense)
  • fringed loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)
  • starry false Solomon-seal (Maianthemum stellatum)
  • swamp saxifrage (Micranthes pensylvanica)
  • cowbane (Oxypolis rigidior)
  • swamp-betony (Pedicularis lanceolata)
  • common mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)
  • black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
  • tall goldenrod (Solidago altissima)
  • Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
  • late goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)
  • Riddell’s goldenrod (Solidago riddellii)
  • New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
  • purple meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)
  • broad-leaved cat-tail (Typha latifolia)
  • golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

Ferns

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

Shrubs

  • dogwoods (Cornus spp.)
  • shrubby cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa)
  • ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
  • willows (Salix spp.)
  • meadowsweet (Spiraea alba)

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).