Northern Shrub Thicket Plant List

Graminoids

  • blue-joint (Calamagrostis canadensis)
  • lake sedge (Carex lacustris)
  • retrorse sedge (Carex retrorsa)
  • tussock sedge (Carex stricta)
  • rattlesnake grass (Glyceria canadensis)
  • fowl manna grass (Glyceria striata)
  • cut grass (Leersia oryzoides)
  • fowl meadow grass (Poa palustris)
  • green bulrush (Scirpus atrovirens)

Forbs

  • marsh-marigold (Caltha palustris)
  • marsh bellflower (Campanula aparinoides)
  • marsh cinquefoil (Comarum palustre)
  • common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
  • joe-pye-weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
  • rough bedstraw (Galium asprellum)
  • jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)
  • wild blue flag (Iris versicolor)
  • northern bugle weed (Lycopus uniflorus)
  • wild mint (Mentha canadensis)
  • monkey-flower (Mimulus ringens)
  • golden ragwort (Packera aurea)
  • great water dock (Rumex orbiculatus)
  • common skullcap (Scutellaria galericulata)
  • mad-dog skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora)
  • Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
  • late goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)
  • rough goldenrod (Solidago rugosa)
  • panicled aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)
  • swamp aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum)
  • skunk-cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)
  • purple meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

Ferns

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

Fern Allies

  • common horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

Shrubs

  • tag alder (Alnus incana)
  • black chokeberry (Aronia prunifolia)
  • bog birch (Betula pumila)
  • silky dogwood (Cornus amomum)
  • red-osier dogwood (Cornus sericea)
  • winterberry (Ilex verticillata)
  • sweet gale (Myrica gale)
  • wild black currant (Ribes americanum)
  • swamp rose (Rosa palustris)
  • swamp dewberry (Rubus hispidus)
  • dwarf raspberry (Rubus pubescens)
  • wild red raspberry (Rubus strigosus)
  • willows (Salix bebbiana, S. discolor, S. exigua, S. petiolaris)
  • meadowsweet (Spiraea alba)
  • wild-raisin (Viburnum cassinoides)
  • American highbush-cranberry (Viburnum trilobum)

Trees

  • balsam fir (Abies balsamea)
  • red maple (Acer rubrum)
  • black ash (Fraxinus nigra)
  • 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).