Great Lakes Barrens Plant List

Graminoids

  • marram grass (Ammophila breviligulata)
  • wavy hair grass (Avenella flexuosa)
  • sand reed grass (Calamovilfa longifolia)
  • ebony sedge (Carex eburnea)
  • rough sand sedge (Cyperus schweinitzii)
  • poverty grass (Danthonia spicata)
  • wheat grass (Elymus lanceolatus)
  • slender wheat grass (Elymus trachycaulus)
  • Rocky Mountain fescue (Festuca saximontana)
  • June grass (Koeleria macrantha)
  • rough-leaved rice-grass (Oryzopsis asperifolia)
  • switch grass (Panicum virgatum)
  • little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Forbs

  • wormwood (Artemisia campestris)
  • common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
  • harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)
  • lance-leaved coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)
  • wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
  • hairy bedstraw (Galium pilosum)
  • plains puccoon (Lithospermum caroliniense)
  • Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)
  • starry false Solomon-seal (Maianthemum stellatum)
  • cow-wheat (Melampyrum lineare)
  • rock sandwort (Minuartia michauxii)
  • horse mint (Monarda punctata)
  • clammy cudweed (Pseudognaphalium macounii)
  • smooth aster (Symphyotrichum laeve)

Lichens

  • reindeer lichens (Cladina mitis and C. rangiferina)
  • British soldiers lichen (Cladonia cristatella)

Mosses

  • Leucobryum moss (Leucobryum glaucum)
  • tortured tortella moss (Tortella tortuosa)

Woody Vines

  • poison-ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)
  • riverbank grape (Vitis riparia)

Shrubs

  • bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
  • pipsissewa (Chimaphila umbellata)
  • beach heath (Hudsonia tomentosa)
  • common juniper (Juniperus communis)
  • creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis)
  • sand cherry (Prunus pumila)
  • soapberry (Shepherdia canadensis)
  • poison-ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

Trees

  • paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
  • white spruce (Picea glauca)
  • jack pine (Pinus banksiana)
  • red pine (Pinus resinosa)
  • white pine (Pinus strobus)
  • balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera)
  • cottonwood (Populus deltoides)
  • 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 20, 2020).