Granite Bedrock Glade Plant List

Graminoids

  • wavy hair grass (Avenella flexuosa)
  • Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pensylvanica)
  • poverty grass (Danthonia spicata)
  • tufted hair grass (Deschampsia cespitosa)
  • panic grasses (Dichanthelium columbianum, D. depauperatum, and D. linearifolium)
  • rice grass (Piptatherum pungens)

Forbs

  • yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
  • small pussytoes (Antennaria howellii)
  • spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)
  • wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
  • bristly sarsaparilla (Aralia hispida)
  • harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)
  • pink corydalis (Capnoides sempervirens)
  • trailing arbutus (Epigaea repens)
  • large-leaved aster (Eurybia macrophylla)
  • wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
  • cow-wheat (Melampyrum lineare)
  • big-leaf sandwort (Moehringia macrophylla)
  • jumpseed (Persicaria virginiana)
  • western smartweed (Polygonum douglasii)
  • three-toothed cinquefoil (Sibbaldiopsis tridentata)
  • slender ladies’-tresses (Spiranthes lacera)

Ferns

  • maidenhair spleenwort (Asplenium trichomanes)
  • spinulose woodfern (Dryopteris carthusiana)
  • marginal woodfern (Dryopteris marginalis)
  • common polypody (Polypodium virginianum)
  • bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum)
  • rusty woodsia (Woodsia ilvensis)

Lichens

  • reindeer lichens (Cladina spp.)

Mosses

  • haircap mosses (Polytrichum spp.)

Woody Vines

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

Shrubs

  • serviceberries (Amelanchier spp.)
  • bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
  • bush honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)
  • wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
  • common juniper (Juniperus communis)
  • choke cherry (Prunus virginiana)
  • smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)
  • northern gooseberry (Ribes oxyacanthoides)
  • thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus)
  • wild red raspberry (Rubus strigosus)
  • low sweet blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)
  • Canada blueberry (Vaccinium myrtilloides)

Trees

  • balsam fir (Abies balsamea)
  • red maple (Acer rubrum)
  • paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
  • black hawthorn (Crataegus douglasii)
  • white spruce (Picea glauca)
  • jack pine (Pinus banksiana)
  • red pine (Pinus resinosa)
  • white pine (Pinus strobus)
  • big-toothed aspen (Populus grandidentata)
  • quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)
  • pin cherry (Prunus pensylvanica)
  • red oak (Quercus rubra)
  • basswood (Tilia americana)

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).