Inundated Shrub Swamp Plant List

Graminoids

  • short-awned foxtail (Alopecurus aequalis)
  • blue-joint (Calamagrostis canadensis)
  • sedges (Carex crinita, C. intumescens, C. lacustris, C. radiata, C. retrorsa, C. stricta, and others)
  • three-way sedge (Dulichium arundinaceum)
  • rattlesnake grass (Glyceria canadensis)
  • floating manna grass (Glyceria septentrionalis)
  • fowl manna grass (Glyceria striata)
  • wool-grass (Scirpus cyperinus)
  • puccinellia (Torreyochloa pallida)

Forbs

  • swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
  • nodding bur-marigold (Bidens cernua)
  • common beggar-ticks (Bidens frondosa)
  • false nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica)
  • water hemlock (Cicuta bulbifera)
  • jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)
  • southern blue flag (Iris virginica)
  • small duckweed (Lemna minor)
  • common water horehound (Lycopus americanus)
  • northern bugle weed (Lycopus uniflorus)
  • tufted loosestrife (Lysimachia thyrsiflora)
  • clearweed (Pilea pumila)
  • mad-dog skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora)
  • water parsnip (Sium suave)
  • bur-reeds (Sparganium spp.)
  • skunk-cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)
  • common cat-tail (Typha latifolia)

Ferns

  • sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)
  • cinnamon fern (Osmunda cinnamomea)
  • Virginia chain-fern (Woodwardia virginica)

Woody Vines

  • poison-ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)

Shrubs

  • black chokeberry (Aronia prunifolia)
  • buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
  • silky dogwood (Cornus amomum)
  • gray  dogwood (Cornus foemina )
  • red-osier dogwood (Cornus sericea)
  • whorled loosestrife (Decodon verticillatus)
  • winterberry (Ilex verticillata)
  • swamp rose (Rosa palustris)
  • swamp dewberry (Rubus hispidus)
  • Bebb’s willow (Salix bebbiana)
  • pussy willow (Salix discolor)
  • highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)

Trees

  • red maple (Acer rubrum)
  • silver maple (Acer saccharinum)
  • yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis)
  • musclewood (Carpinus caroliniana)
  • ashes (Fraxinus nigra and F. pennsylvanica)
  • black gum (Nyssa sylvatica)
  • cottonwood (Populus deltoides)
  • swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor)
  • pin oak (Quercus palustris)
  • black willow (Salix nigra)
  • 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).