Patterned Fen Plant List

Graminoids

  • blue-joint (Calamagrostis canadensis)
  • sedges (Carex buxbaumii, C. echinata, C. exilis, C. lasiocarpa, C. limosa, C. livida, C. oligosperma, C. sterilis, and C. stricta)
  • twig-rush (Cladium mariscoides)
  • three-way sedge (Dulichium arundinaceum)
  • golden-seeded spike-rush (Eleocharis elliptica)
  • narrow-leaved cotton-grass (Eriophorum angustifolium)
  • green-keeled cotton-grass (Eriophorum viridi-carinatum)
  • Canadian rush (Juncus canadensis)
  • common reed (Phragmites australis subsp. americanus)
  • beak-rushes (Rhynchospora alba and R. fusca)
  • submergent bulrush (Schoenoplectus subterminalis)
  • alpine bulrush (Trichophorum alpinum)
  • tufted bulrush (Trichophorum cespitosum)

Forbs

  • wood anemone (Anemone quinquefolia)
  • dragon’s mouth (Arethusa bulbosa)
  • marsh cinquefoil (Comarum palustre)
  • flat-topped white aster (Doellingeria umbellata)
  • round-leaved sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)
  • false mayflower (Maianthemum trifolium)
  • bog buckbean (Menyanthes trifoliata)
  • bog aster (Oclemena nemoralis)
  • rose pogonia (Pogonia ophioglossoides)
  • glaucous white lettuce (Prenanthes racemosa)
  • round-leaved pyrola (Pyrola americana)
  • pitcher-plant (Sarracenia purpurea)
  • arrow-grass (Scheuchzeria palustris)
  • bog goldenrod (Solidago uliginosa)
  • rush aster (Symphyotrichum boreale)
  • purple meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)
  • St. John’s-wort (Triadenum fraseri)
  • common bog arrow-grass (Triglochin maritima)
  • bladderworts (Utricularia cornuta, U. intermedia, and U. vulgaris)

Ferns

  • sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)
  • royal fern (Osmunda regalis)
  • marsh fern (Thelypteris palustris)

Fern Allies

  • water horsetail (Equisetum fluviatile)

Mosses

  • ribbed bog moss (Aulacomnium palustre)
  • calliergon moss (Calliergon trifarium)
  • campylium mosses (Campylium spp.)
  • fork mosses (Dicranum spp.)
  • haircap mosses (Polytrichum spp.)
  • scorpidium moss (Scorpidium scorpioides)
  • sphagnum mosses (Sphagnum spp.)

Shrubs

  • tag alder (Alnus incana)
  • bog rosemary (Andromeda glaucophylla)
  • black chokeberry (Aronia prunifolia)
  • bog birch (Betula pumila)
  • leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata)
  • shrubby cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa)
  • mountain holly (Ilex mucronata)
  • bog laurel (Kalmia polifolia)
  • mountain fly honeysuckle (Lonicera villosa)
  • alder-leaved buckthorn (Rhamnus alnifolia)
  • Labrador-tea (Rhododendron groenlandicum)
  • dwarf raspberry (Rubus acaulis)
  • bog willow (Salix pedicellaris)
  • blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium and V. myrtilloides)
  • cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon and V. oxycoccos)

Trees

  • tamarack (Larix laricina)
  • black spruce (Picea mariana)
  • white pine (Pinus strobus)
  • 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).