Southern Shrub-Carr Plant List

Graminoids

  • blue-joint (Calamagrostis canadensis)
  • sedges (Carex comosa, C. hystericina, C. lacustris, C. leptalea, C. stricta, and others)
  • rattlesnake grass (Glyceria canadensis)
  • fowl manna grass (Glyceria striata)
  • cut grass (Leersia oryzoides)
  • fowl meadow grass (Poa palustris)
  • softstem bulrush (Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani)
  • bulrush (Scirpus pendulus)

Forbs

  • water plantain (Alisma subcordatum)
  • Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)
  • thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)
  • swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
  • marsh-marigold (Caltha palustris)
  • hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)
  • marsh bellflower (Campanula aparinoides)
  • water hemlock (Cicuta maculata)
  • willow-herbs (Epilobium spp.)
  • marsh fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus)
  • common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
  • joe-pye-weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
  • bedstraws (Galium asprellum, G. boreale, G. triflorum, and others)
  • purple avens (Geum rivale)
  • great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)
  • northern bugle weed (Lycopus uniflorus)
  • golden ragwort (Packera aurea)
  • clearweed (Pilea pumila)
  • great water dock (Rumex orbiculatus)
  • common skullcap (Scutellaria galericulata)
  • mad-dog skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora)
  • Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
  • swamp goldenrod (Solidago patula)
  • rough goldenrod (Solidago rugosa)
  • skunk-cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)

Ferns

  • marsh fern (Thelypteris palustris)

Fern Allies

  • water horsetail (Equisetum fluviatile)

Shrubs

  • black chokeberry (Aronia prunifolia)
  • bog birch (Betula pumila)
  • buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
  • silky dogwood (Cornus amomum)
  • gray dogwood (Cornus foemina)
  • red-osier dogwood (Cornus sericea)
  • American hazelnut (Corylus americana)
  • shrubby cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa)
  • winterberry (Ilex verticillata)
  • swamp gooseberry (Ribes hirtellum)
  • swamp rose (Rosa palustris)
  • dwarf raspberry (Rubus pubescens)
  • wild red raspberry (Rubus strigosus)
  • Bebb’s willow (Salix bebbiana)
  • pussy willow (Salix discolor)
  • willow (Salix eriocephala)
  • sandbar willow (Salix exigua)
  • slender willow (Salix petiolaris)
  • autumn willow (Salix serissima)
  • elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)
  • meadowsweet (Spiraea alba)
  • poison sumac (Toxicodendron vernix)
  • smooth highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)
  • nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)

Trees

  • red maple (Acer rubrum)
  • black ash (Fraxinus nigra)
  • green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)
  • tamarack (Larix laricina)
  • American elm (Ulmus americana)

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).