Coastal Plain Marsh Plant List

Graminoids

  • sedge (Bulbostylis capillaris)
  • blue-joint (Calamagrostis canadensis)
  • sedges (Carex lasiocarpa, C. oligosperma, C. pellita, C. scoparia, and others)
  • twig-rush (Cladium mariscoides)
  • umbrella sedge (Cyperus bipartitus)
  • Eaton’s panic grass (Dichanthelium spretum)
  • purple spike-rush (Eleocharis atropurpurea)
  • Engelmann’s spike-rush (Eleocharis engelmannii)
  • bright green spike-rush (Eleocharis flavescens)
  • black-fruited spike-rush (Eleocharis melanocarpa)
  • Robbin’s spike-rush (Eleocharis robbinsii)
  • three-ribbed spike-rush (Eleocharis tricostata)
  • autumn sedge (Fimbristylis autumnalis)
  • two-flowered rush (Juncus biflorus)
  • brown-fruited rush (Juncus pelocarpus)
  • round-headed rush (Juncus scirpoides)
  • dwarf bulrush (Lipocarpha micrantha)
  • brownish beak-rush (Rhynchospora capitellata)
  • tall beak-rush (Rhynchospora macrostachya)
  • bald-rush (Rhynchospora scirpoides)
  • Pursh’s tufted bulrush (Schoenoplectus purshianus)
  • Smith’s bulrush (Schoenoplectus smithii)
  • Torrey’s bulrush (Schoenoplectus torreyi)
  • tall nut-rush (Scleria triglomerata)

Forbs

  • screw-stem (Bartonia virginica)
  • water-shield (Brasenia schreberi)
  • spatulate-leaved sundew (Drosera intermedia)
  • pipewort (Eriocaulon aquaticum)
  • slender goldentop (Euthamia caroliniana)
  • northern St. John’s-wort (Hypericum boreale)
  • Canadian St. John’s-wort (Hypericum canadense)
  • seedbox (Ludwigia alternifolia)
  • yellow pond-lilies (Nuphar advena and N. variegata)
  • sweet-scented waterlily (Nymphaea odorata)
  • smartweeds (Persicaria spp.)
  • cross-leaved milkwort (Polygala cruciata)
  • field milkwort (Polygala sanguinea)
  • pondweeds (Potamogeton spp.)
  • meadow beauty (Rhexia virginica)
  • tooth-cup (Rotala ramosior)
  • little ladies’-tresses (Spiranthes tuberosa)
  • hyssop hedge nettle (Stachys hyssopifolia)
  • bushy aster (Symphyotrichum dumosum)
  • Virginia marsh St. John’s-wort (Triadenum virginicum)
  • horned bladderwort (Utricularia cornuta)
  • humped bladderwort (Utricularia gibba)
  • purple bladderwort (Utricularia purpurea)
  • small purple bladderwort (Utricularia resupinata)
  • lance-leaved violet (Viola lanceolata)
  • bog yellow-eyed-grass (Xyris difformis)
  • slender yellow-eyed-grass (Xyris torta)

Fern Allies

  • bog clubmoss (Lycopodiella inundata)
  • Virginia chain-fern (Woodwardia virginica)

Mosses

  • sphagnum mosses (Sphagnum spp.)

Shrubs

  • black chokeberry (Aronia prunifolia)
  • buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
  • leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata)
  • dogwoods (Cornus spp.)
  • whorled loosestrife (Decodon verticillatus)
  • shrubby St. John’s-wort (Hypericum prolificum)
  • swamp dewberry (Rubus hispidus)
  • steeplebush (Spiraea tomentosa)
  • smooth highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)

Trees

  • red maple (Acer rubrum)
  • black gum (Nyssa sylvatica)
  • pin oak (Quercus palustris)

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).