Volcanic Bedrock Lakeshore Plant List

Graminoids

  • blue-joint (Calamagrostis canadensis)
  • sedges (Carex buxbaumii, C. castanea, C. cryptolepis, and C. rossii)
  • poverty grass (Danthonia spicata)
  • tufted hair grass (Deschampsia cespitosa)
  • blue wild-rye (Elymus glaucus)
  • Rocky Mountain fescue (Festuca saximontana)
  • tufted bulrush (Trichophorum cespitosum)
  • downy oat-grass (Trisetum spicatum)

Forbs

  • yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
  • wormwood (Artemisia campestris)
  • harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)
  • pale Indian paintbrush (Castilleja septentrionalis)
  • fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium)
  • prairie cinquefoil (Drymocallis arguta)
  • large-leaved aster (Eurybia macrophylla)
  • grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia)
  • wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
  • balsam ragwort (Packera paupercula)
  • butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris)
  • bird’s-eye primrose (Primula mistassinica)
  • pearlwort (Sagina nodosa)
  • three-toothed cinquefoil (Sibbaldiopsis tridentata)
  • upland white goldenrod (Solidago ptarmicoides)
  • Gillman’s goldenrod (Solidago simplex)
  • sand violet (Viola adunca)
  • northern bog violet (Viola nephrophylla)

Fern Allies

  • common horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

Lichens

  • map lichens (Rhizocarpon spp.)
  • orange wall lichen (Xanthoria spp.)

Mosses

  • pseudoleskea mosses (Pseudoleskea spp.)
  • schistidium mosses (Schistidium spp.)
  • tortured tortella moss (Tortella tortuosa)

Shrubs

  • mountain alder (Alnus viridis)
  • serviceberries (Amelanchier spp.)
  • bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
  • black hawthorn (Crataegus douglasii)
  • bush honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)
  • common juniper (Juniperus communis)
  • creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis)
  • sweet gale (Myrica gale)
  • ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
  • wild rose (Rosa acicularis)
  • dwarf raspberry (Rubus pubescens)
  • soapberry (Shepherdia canadensis)
  • low sweet blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)
  • alpine blueberry (Vaccinium uliginosum)

Trees

  • balsam fir (Abies balsamea)
  • juneberry (Amelanchier arborea)
  • paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
  • white spruce (Picea glauca)
  • white pine (Pinus strobus)
  • quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)
  • 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).