Dry Northern Forest Plant List

Graminoids

  • wavy hair grass (Avenella flexuosa)
  • long-awned wood grass (Brachyelytrum aristosum)
  • sedges (Carex foenea, C. pensylvanica, C. siccata, and others)
  • poverty grass (Danthonia spicata)
  • rough-leaved rice grass (Oryzopsis asperifolia)
  • rice grass (Piptatherum pungens)

Forbs

  • spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)
  • wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)
  • bluebell (Campanula rotundifolia)
  • fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium)
  • pink lady-slipper (Cypripedium acaule)
  • large-leaved aster (Eurybia macrophylla)
  • rattlesnake weed (Hieracium venosum)
  • twinflower (Linnaea borealis)
  • Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)
  • cow-wheat (Melampyrum lineare)
  • partridge berry (Mitchella repens)
  • hairy goldenrod (Solidago hispida)
  • starflower (Trientalis borealis)

Ferns

  • bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum)

Lichens

  • reindeer lichens (Cladina mitis and C. rangiferina)

Mosses

  • fork mosses (Dicranum spp.)
  • Hypnum mosses (Hypnum spp.)
  • big red stem moss (Pleurozium schreberi)

Shrubs

  • running serviceberry (Amelanchier spicata)
  • bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
  • pipsissewa (Chimaphila umbellata)
  • sweetfern (Comptonia peregrina)
  • bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)
  • bush honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)
  • trailing arbutus (Epigaea repens)
  • wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
  • huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)
  • sand cherry (Prunus pumila)
  • northern dewberry (Rubus flagellaris)
  • prairie willow (Salix humilis)
  • low sweet blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)
  • Canada blueberry (Vaccinium myrtilloides)

Trees

  • balsam fir (Abies balsamea)
  • red maple (Acer rubrum)
  • paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
  • white spruce (Picea glauca)
  • black spruce (Picea mariana)
  • jack pine (Pinus banksiana)
  • red pine (Pinus resinosa)
  • white pine (Pinus strobus)
  • big-toothed aspen (Populus grandidentata)
  • trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides)
  • black cherry (Prunus serotina)
  • northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

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 21, 2020).