Dry Southern Forest Plant List

Graminoids

  • wavy hair grass (Avenella flexuosa)
  • long-awned wood grass (Brachyelytrum erectum)
  • sedges (Carex cephalophora, C. muehlenbergii, C. pensylvanica, and others)
  • poverty grass (Danthonia spicata)

Forbs

  • hog-peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata)
  • false foxgloves (Aureolaria spp.)
  • large-leaved aster (Eurybia macrophylla)
  • wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)
  • beggars lice (Hackelia virginiana)
  • woodland sunflower (Helianthus divaricatus)
  • pointed-leaf tick-trefoil (Hylodesmum glutinosum)
  • naked-flower tick-trefoil (Hylodesmum nudiflorum)
  • pale vetchling (Lathyrus ochroleucus)
  • four-leaved loosestrife (Lysimachia quadrifolia)
  • Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)
  • false spikenard (Maianthemum racemosum)
  • black snakeroots (Sanicula spp.)
  • bluestem goldenrod (Solidago caesia)
  • yellow-pimpernel (Taenidia integerrima)
  • pale vetch (Vicia caroliniana)

Woody Vines

  • summer grape (Vitis aestivalis)

Shrubs

  • serviceberries (Amelanchier spp.)
  • New Jersey tea (Ceanothus americanus)
  • spotted wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata)
  • pipsissewa (Chimaphila umbellata)
  • gray dogwood (Cornus foemina)
  • American hazelnut (Corylus americana)
  • hawthorn (Crataegus spp.)
  • wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
  • huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)
  • witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
  • sand cherry (Prunus pumila)
  • choke cherry (Prunus virginiana)
  • common blackberry (Rubus allegheniensis)
  • northern dewberry (Rubus flagellaris)
  • low sweet blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)
  • Canada blueberry (Vaccinium myrtilloides)
  • hillside blueberry (Vaccinium pallidum)

Trees

  • red maple (Acer rubrum)
  • serviceberries (Amelanchier arborea, A. interior, and A. laevis)
  • pignut hickory (Carya glabra)
  • flowering dogwood (Cornus florida)
  • hawthorns (Crataegus spp.)
  • black cherry (Prunus serotina)
  • white oak (Quercus alba)
  • northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)
  • black oak (Quercus velutina)
  • sassafras (Sassafras albidum)

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).