Limestone Cliff Plant List

Graminoids

  • poverty grass (Danthonia spicata)

Forbs

  • wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)
  • harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)
  • large-leaved aster (Eurybia macrophylla)
  • grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia)
  • wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
  • herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)
  • Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)
  • starflower (Trientalis borealis)

Ferns

  • wall-rue (Asplenium ruta-muraria)
  • maidenhair spleenwort (Asplenium trichomanes)
  • slender rock-brake (Cryptogramma stelleri)
  • bulblet fern (Cystopteris bulbifera)
  • fragile fern (Cystopteris fragilis)
  • oak fern (Gymnocarpium dryopteris)
  • smooth cliff-brake (Pellaea glabella)
  • common polypody (Polypodium virginianum)
  • bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum)
  • Oregon woodsia (Woodsia oregana)

Fern Allies

  • dwarf scouring rush (Equisetum scirpoides)

Woody Vines

  • poison-ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)

Shrubs

  • round-leaved dogwood (Cornus rugosa)
  • bush honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)
  • Canadian fly honeysuckle (Lonicera canadensis)
  • choke cherry (Prunus virginiana)
  • thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus)
  • wild red raspberry (Rubus strigosus)
  • red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa)
  • soapberry (Shepherdia canadensis)
  • Canada yew (Taxus canadensis)

Trees

  • balsam fir (Abies balsamea)
  • sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
  • mountain maple (Acer spicatum)
  • paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
  • 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 20, 2020).