Bog Plant List

Graminoids

  • few-seed sedge (Carex oligosperma)
  • few-flower sedge (Carex pauciflora)
  • cotton-grasses (Eriophorum angustifolium, E. vaginatum, E. virginicum, and others)
  • white beak-rush (Rhynchospora alba)
  • wool-grass (Scirpus cyperinus)

Forbs

  • wild calla (Calla palustris)
  • grass-pink (Calopogon tuberosus)
  • marsh cinquefoil (Comarum palustre)
  • pink lady-slipper (Cypripedium acaule)
  • spatulate-leaved sundew (Drosera intermedia)
  • round-leaved sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)
  • bog buckbean (Menyanthes trifoliata)
  • white fringed orchid (Platanthera blephariglottis)
  • rose pogonia (Pogonia ophioglossoides)
  • pitcher-plant (Sarracenia purpurea)
  • arrow-grass (Scheuchzeria palustris)
  • bog goldenrod (Solidago uliginosa)
  • horned bladderwort (Utricularia cornuta)
  • bog bladderwort (Utricularia geminiscapa)
  • yellow-eyed grasses (Xyris montana and X. torta)

Ferns

  • Virginia chain-fern (Woodwardia virginica)

Mosses

  • sphagnum mosses (Sphagnum spp.)

Shrubs

  • bog rosemary (Andromeda glaucophylla)
  • black chokeberry (Aronia prunifolia)
  • buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
  • leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata)
  • mountain holly (Ilex mucronata)
  • winterberry (Ilex verticillata)
  • sheep laurel (Kalmia angustifolia)
  • bog laurel (Kalmia polifolia)
  • Labrador-tea (Rhododendron groenlandicum)
  • bog willow (Salix pedicellaris)
  • low sweet blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)
  • smooth highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)
  • large cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon)
  • Canada blueberry (Vaccinium myrtilloides)
  • small cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccos)
  • wild-raisin (Viburnum cassinoides)

Trees

  • red maple (Acer rubrum)
  • 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).