Lakeplain Wet Prairie Plant List

Graminoids

  • big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)
  • blue-joint (Calamagrostis canadensis)
  • sedges (Carex aquatilis, C. aurea, C. buxbaumii, C. diandra, C. pellita, C. prairea, C. stricta, and others)
  • twig-rush (Cladium mariscoides)
  • fowl manna grass (Glyceria striata)
  • rushes (Juncus balticus, J. canadensis, J. dudleyi, J. tenuis, J. torreyi, and others)
  • switch grass (Panicum virgatum)
  • common reed (Phragmites australis subsp. americanus)
  • threesquare (Schoenoplectus pungens)
  • Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans)
  • cordgrass (Spartina pectinata)

Forbs

  • purple false foxglove (Agalinis purpurea)
  • swamp agrimony (Agrimonia parviflora)
  • Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)
  • swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
  • hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)
  • water hemlock (Cicuta bulbifera)
  • swamp thistle (Cirsium muticum)
  • common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
  • grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia)
  • joe-pye-weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
  • sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)
  • southern blue flag (Iris virginica)
  • marsh blazing-star (Liatris spicata)
  • pale spiked lobelia (Lobelia spicata)
  • whorled loosestrife (Lysimachia quadriflora)
  • winged loosestrife (Lythrum alatum)
  • common mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)
  • common skullcap (Scutellaria galericulata)
  • goldenrods (Solidago gigantea, S. ohioensis, S. riddellii, and others)
  • nodding ladies’-tresses (Spiranthes cernua)
  • asters (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum and others)
  • purple meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)
  • Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum)
  • golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

Shrubs

  • dogwoods (Cornus spp.)
  • shrubby cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa)
  • Kalm’s St. John’s-wort (Hypericum kalmianum)
  • willows (Salix spp.)

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).