Muskeg Plant List

Graminoids

  • sedges (Carex oligosperma, C. pauciflora, C. trisperma, and others)
  • cotton-grasses (Eriophorum angustifolium, E. vaginatum, and E. virginicum)
  • white beak-rush (Rhynchospora alba)

Forbs

  • goldthread (Coptis trifolia)
  • pink lady-slipper (Cypripedium acaule)
  • spatulate-leaved sundew (Drosera intermedia)
  • round-leaved sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)
  • false mayflower (Maianthemum trifolium)
  • bog buckbean (Menyanthes trifoliata)
  • bog aster (Oclemena nemoralis)
  • pitcher-plant (Sarracenia purpurea)
  • arrow-grass (Scheuchzeria palustris)
  • starflower (Trientalis borealis)

Mosses

  • ribbed bog moss (Aulacomnium palustre)
  • big red stem moss (Pleurozium schreberi)
  • pohlia moss (Pohlia nutans)
  • sphagnum mosses (Sphagnum spp.)

Shrubs

  • bog rosemary (Andromeda glaucophylla)
  • black chokeberry (Aronia prunifolia)
  • leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata)
  • creeping snowberry (Gaultheria hispidula)
  • wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
  • mountain holly (Ilex mucronata)
  • bog laurel (Kalmia polifolia)
  • Labrador-tea (Rhododendron groenlandicum)
  • low sweet blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)
  • large cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon)
  • Canada blueberry (Vaccinium myrtilloides)
  • small cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccos)

Trees

  • tamarack (Larix laricina)
  • black spruce (Picea mariana)
  • jack pine (Pinus banksiana)
  • red pine (Pinus resinosa)
  • white pine (Pinus strobus)

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).