Northern Bald Plant List

Graminoids

  • Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pensylvanica)
  • poverty grass (Danthonia spicata)
  • tufted hair grass (Deschampsia cespitosa)
  • rice grass (Piptatherum pungens)

Forbs

  • yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
  • small-leaved pussytoes (Antennaria howellii)
  • wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
  • wormwood (Artemisia campestris)
  • harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)
  • small blue-eyed Mary (Collinsia parviflora)
  • rock whitlow-grass (Draba arabisans)
  • prairie cinquefoil (Drymocallis arguta)
  • large-leaved aster (Eurybia macrophylla)
  • wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
  • false spikenard (Maianthemum racemosum)
  • early saxifrage (Micranthes virginiensis)
  • balsam ragwort (Packera paupercula)
  • western smartweed (Polygonum douglasii)
  • clammy cudweed (Pseudognaphalium macounii)
  • three-toothed cinquefoil (Sibbaldiopsis tridentata)
  • sand violet (Viola adunca)

Ferns

  • maidenhair spleenwort (Asplenium trichomanes)
  • male fern (Dryopteris filix-mas)
  • common polypody (Polypodium virginianum)
  • Braun’s holly-fern (Polystichum braunii)
  • northern holly-fern (Polystichum lonchitis)
  • rusty woodsia (Woodsia ilvensis)

Fern Allies

  • ground-cedar (Diphasiastrum tristachyum)
  • sand club moss (Selaginella rupestris)

Shrubs

  • serviceberries (Amelanchier spp.)
  • bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
  • New Jersey tea (Ceanothus herbaceus)
  • common juniper (Juniperus communis)
  • creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis)
  • choke cherry (Prunus virginiana)
  • staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)
  • wild rose (Rosa acicularis)
  • soapberry (Shepherdia canadensis)
  • snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus)
  • low sweet blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)

Trees

  • balsam fir (Abies balsamea)
  • red maple (Acer rubrum)
  • mountain maple (Acer spicatum)
  • juneberry (Amelanchier arborea)
  • paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
  • white spruce (Picea glauca)
  • red pine (Pinus resinosa)
  • white pine (Pinus strobus)
  • big-toothed aspen (Populus grandidentata)
  • red oak (Quercus rubra)
  • northern white-cedar (Thuja occidentalis)

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).