Pine Barrens Plant List

Graminoids

  • big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)
  • wavy hair grass (Avenella flexuosa)
  • prairie brome (Bromus kalmii)
  • Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pensylvanica)
  • slender sand sedge (Cyperus lupulinus)
  • poverty grass (Danthonia spicata)
  • panic grasses (Dichanthelium spp.)
  • slender wheat grass (Elymus trachycaulus)
  • purple love grass (Eragrostis spectabilis)
  • rough fescue (Festuca altaica)
  • June grass (Koeleria macrantha)
  • rough-leaved rice grass (Oryzopsis asperifolia)
  • rice grass (Piptatherum pungens)
  • little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Forbs

  • pale agoseris (Agoseris glauca)
  • pussytoes (Antennaria howellii and A. parlinii)
  • wormwood (Artemisia campestris)
  • harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)
  • Hill’s thistle (Cirsium hillii)
  • common rockrose (Crocanthemum canadense)
  • wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
  • western sunflower (Helianthus occidentalis)
  • hawkweeds (Hieracium kalmii and H. venosum)
  • long-leaved bluets (Houstonia longifolia)
  • rough blazing-star (Liatris aspera)
  • cylindrical blazing-star (Liatris cylindracea)
  • northern blazing-star (Liatris scariosa)
  • hoary puccoon (Lithospermum canescens)
  • hairy puccoon (Lithospermum caroliniense)
  • cow-wheat (Melampyrum lineare)
  • horse mint (Monarda punctata)
  • blue toadflax (Nuttallanthus canadensis)
  • racemed milkwort (Polygala polygama)
  • jointweed (Polygonella articulata)
  • goldenrods (Solidago hispida, S. nemoralis, and S. ptarmicoides)
  • slender ladies’-tresses (Spiranthes lacera)
  • smooth aster (Symphyotrichum laeve)
  • birdfoot violet (Viola pedata)

Ferns

  • bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum)

Lichens

  • reindeer lichens (Cladina spp.)

Shrubs

  • serviceberries (Amelanchier spicata and others)
  • bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
  • sweetfern (Comptonia peregrina)
  • trailing arbutus (Epigaea repens)
  • sand cherry (Prunus pumila)
  • Alleghany plum (Prunus umbellata)
  • northern dewberry (Rubus flagellaris)
  • prairie willow (Salix humilis)
  • low sweet blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)
  • Canada blueberry (Vaccinium myrtilloides)

Trees

  • jack pine (Pinus banksiana)
  • red pine (Pinus resinosa)
  • white pine (Pinus strobus)
  • aspens (Populus grandidentata and P. 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 20, 2020).