Limestone Bedrock Glade Plant List

Graminoids

  • Kalm’s brome (Bromus kalmii)
  • beauty sedge (Carex concinna)
  • ebony sedge (Carex eburnea)
  • sedge (Carex garberi)
  • Richardson’s sedge (Carex richardsonii)
  • poverty grass (Danthonia spicata)
  • tufted hair grass (Deschampsia cespitosa)
  • Lindheimer’s panic grass (Dichanthelium lindheimeri)
  • slender wheat grass (Elymus trachycaulus)
  • rough-leaved rice grass (Oryzopsis asperifolia)
  • little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Forbs

  • yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
  • small pussytoes (Antennaria howellii)
  • white camas (Anticlea elegans)
  • wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
  • Cooper’s milk-vetch (Astragalus neglectus)
  • harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)
  • Indian paintbrush (Castilleja coccinea)
  • Hill’s thistle (Cirsium hillii)
  • limestone calamint (Clinopodium arkansanum)
  • bastard-toadflax (Comandra umbellata)
  • lance-leaved coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)
  • small yellow lady-slipper (Cypripedium parviflorum var. makasin)
  • large yellow lady-slipper (Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens)
  • large-leaved aster (Eurybia macrophylla)
  • wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
  • barren-strawberry (Geum fragarioides)
  • dwarf lake iris (Iris lacustris )
  • wood lily (Lilium philadelphicum)
  • twinflower (Linnaea borealis)
  • starry false Solomon-seal (Maianthemum stellatum)
  • cow-wheat (Melampyrum lineare)
  • rock sandwort (Minuartia michauxii)
  • balsam ragwort (Packera paupercula)
  • sweet-coltsfoot (Petasites frigidus)
  • Alaska orchid (Platanthera unalascensis)
  • gay-wings (Polygala paucifolia)
  • bird’s-eye primrose (Primula mistassinica)
  • early buttercup (Ranunculus fascicularis)
  • black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
  • old-field goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)
  • upland white goldenrod (Solidago ptarmicoides)
  • smooth aster (Symphyotrichum laeve)

Ferns

  • maidenhair spleenwort (Asplenium trichomanes)
  • common polypody (Polypodium virginianum)
  • bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum)

Lichens

  • reindeer lichens (Cladina mitis and C. rangiferina)
  • felt lichen (Peltigera canina)

Mosses

  • schistidium mosses (Schistidium spp.)
  • tortella moss (Tortella spp.)

Shrubs

  • serviceberries (Amelanchier spp.)
  • bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
  • bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)
  • red-osier dogwood (Cornus sericea)
  • bush honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)
  • Kalm’s St. John’s-wort (Hypericum kalmianum)
  • common juniper (Juniperus communis)
  • creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis)
  • choke cherry (Prunus virginiana)
  • alder-leaved buckthorn (Rhamnus alnifolia)
  • wild rose (Rosa blanda)
  • dwarf raspberry (Rubus pubescens )
  • soapberry (Shepherdia canadensis)
  • snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus)

Trees

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