Granite Bedrock Lakeshore Plant List

Graminoids

  • ticklegrass (Agrostis scabra)
  • wavy hair grass (Avenella flexuosa)
  • blue-joint (Calamagrostis canadensis)
  • poverty grass (Danthonia spicata)
  • tufted hair grass (Deschampsia cespitosa)
  • wool-grass (Scirpus cyperinus)

Forbs

  • yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
  • harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)
  • fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium)
  • grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia)
  • wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
  • Kalm’s lobelia (Lobelia kalmii)
  • cow-wheat (Melampyrum lineare)
  • three-toothed cinquefoil (Sibbaldiopsis tridentata)
  • old-field goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)

Ferns

  • fragile fern (Cystopteris fragilis)
  • common polypody (Polypodium virginianum)
  • rusty woodsia (Woodsia ilvensis)

Shrubs

  • mountain alder (Alnus viridis)
  • bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
  • bush honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)
  • common juniper (Juniperus communis)
  • ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
  • wild rose (Rosa acicularis)
  • low sweet blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)
  • Canada blueberry (Vaccinium myrtilloides)

Trees

  • paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
  • white spruce (Picea glauca)
  • jack pine (Pinus banksiana)
  • red pine (Pinus resinosa)
  • white pine (Pinus strobus)
  • quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)
  • mountain-ash (Sorbus decora)
  • 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).