Sand and Gravel Beach Plant List

Graminoids

  • marram grass (Ammophila breviligulata)
  • Baltic rush (Juncus balticus)
  • hardstem bulrush (Schoenoplectus acutus)
  • threesquare (Schoenoplectus pungens)

Forbs

  • sea rocket (Cakile edentula)
  • Pitcher’s thistle (Cirsium pitcheri)
  • bugseeds (Corispermum americanum and C. pallasii)
  • seaside spurge (Euphorbia polygonifolia)
  • beach pea (Lathyrus japonicus)
  • silverweed (Potentilla anserina)
  • Lake Huron tansy (Tanacetum bipinnatum)

Shrubs

  • sand dune willow (Salix cordata)
  • sandbar willow (Salix exigua)
  • blue-leaf willow (Salix myricoides)

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).