Sinkhole Plant List

Graminoids

  • big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)
  • blue-joint (Calamagrostis canadensis)
  • sedges (Carex aurea, C. eburnea, C. flava, C. pensylvanica, C. viridula, and others)
  • twig-rush (Cladium mariscoides)
  • poverty grass (Danthonia spicata)
  • common spike-rush (Eleocharis palustris)
  • fowl manna grass (Glyceria striata)
  • Canadian rush (Juncus canadensis)
  • little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)
  • hardstem bulrush (Schoenoplectus acutus)
  • green bulrush (Scirpus atrovirens)
  • cordgrass (Spartina pectinata)

Forbs

  • wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)
  • jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)
  • wormwood (Artemisia campestris)
  • harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)
  • marsh cinquefoil (Comarum palustre)
  • large-leaved aster (Eurybia macrophylla)
  • wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
  • wild blue flag (Iris versicolor)
  • cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
  • Kalm’s lobelia (Lobelia kalmii)
  • common water horehound (Lycopus americanus)
  • northern bugle weed (Lycopus uniflorus)
  • Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)
  • false spikenard (Maianthemum racemosum)
  • water smartweed (Persicaria amphibia)
  • downy Solomon seal (Polygonatum pubescens)
  • mad-dog skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora)

Ferns

  • lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina)
  • rattlesnake fern (Botrypus virginianus)
  • bulblet fern (Cystopteris bulbifera)
  • oak fern (Gymnocarpium dryopteris)
  • sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)
  • royal fern (Osmunda regalis)
  • bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum)
  • marsh fern (Thelypteris palustris)

Woody Vines

  • poison-ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)

Shrubs

  • bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
  • sweetfern (Comptonia peregrina)
  • bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)
  • gray dogwood (Cornus foemina)
  • round-leaved dogwood (Cornus rugosa)
  • American hazelnut (Corylus americana)
  • alder-leaved buckthorn (Rhamnus alnifolia)
  • soapberry (Shepherdia canadensis)
  • blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium and V. myrtilloides)

Trees

  • balsam fir (Abies balsamea)
  • sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
  • paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
  • American beech (Fagus grandifolia)
  • white ash (Fraxinus americana)
  • pines (Pinus banksiana, P. resinosa, and P. strobus)
  • big-toothed aspen (Populus grandidentata)
  • quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)
  • northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)
  • red oak (Quercus rubra)
  • northern white-cedar (Thuja occidentalis)
  • basswood (Tilia americana)
  • hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

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).