Limestone Bedrock Lakeshore Plant List

Graminoids

  • ticklegrass (Agrostis scabra)
  • wavy hair grass (Avenella flexuosa)
  • narrow-leaved reedgrass (Calamagrostis stricta)
  • beauty sedge (Carex concinna)
  • Crawe’s sedge (Carex crawei)
  • ebony sedge (Carex eburnea)
  • sedge (Carex garberi)
  • Richardson’s sedge (Carex richardsonii)
  • bulrush sedge (Carex scirpoidea)
  • little green sedge (Carex viridula)
  • poverty grass (Danthonia spicata)
  • tufted hair grass (Deschampsia cespitosa)
  • Lindheimer panic grass (Dichanthelium lindheimeri)
  • golden-seeded spike-rush (Eleocharis elliptica)
  • slender wheat grass (Elymus trachycaulus)
  • Baltic rush (Juncus balticus)
  • beak-rush (Rhynchospora capillacea)

Forbs

  • purple false foxglove (Agalinis purpurea)
  • white camas (Anticlea elegans)
  • wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
  • harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)
  • Indian paintbrush (Castilleja coccinea)
  • limestone calamint (Clinopodium arkansanum)
  • large yellow lady-slipper (Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens)
  • flat-topped white aster (Doellingeria umbellata)
  • large-leaved aster (Eurybia macrophylla)
  • grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia)
  • wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
  • dwarf lake iris (Iris lacustris )
  • Kalm’s lobelia (Lobelia kalmii)
  • common water horehound (Lycopus americanus)
  • balsam ragwort (Packera paupercula)
  • silverweed (Potentilla anserina)
  • bird’s-eye primrose (Primula mistassinica)
  • Houghton’s goldenrod (Solidago houghtonii )
  • Ohio goldenrod (Solidago ohioensis)
  • nodding ladies’-tresses (Spiranthes cernua)
  • smooth aster (Symphyotrichum laeve)
  • false asphodel (Triantha glutinosa)
  • northern bog violet (Viola nephrophylla)

Shrubs

  • bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
  • shrubby cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa)
  • Kalm’s St. John’s-wort (Hypericum kalmianum)
  • common juniper (Juniperus communis)
  • ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
  • soapberry (Shepherdia canadensis)

Trees

  • balsam fir (Abies balsamea)
  • paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
  • white spruce (Picea glauca)
  • balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera)
  • 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).