Limestone Cobble Shore Plant List

Graminoids

  • ticklegrass (Agrostis scabra)
  • narrow-leaved reedgrass (Calamagrostis stricta)
  • sedges (Carex crawei, C. eburnea, and C. viridula)
  • twig-rush (Cladium mariscoides)
  • tufted hair grass (Deschampsia cespitosa)
  • Lindheimer panic grass (Dichanthelium lindheimeri)
  • golden-seeded spike-rush (Eleocharis elliptica)
  • spike-rush (Eleocharis quinqueflora)
  • beaked spike-rush (Eleocharis rostellata)
  • rushes (Juncus balticus, J. brachycephalus, J. brevicaudatus, J. dudleyi, and J. nodosus)
  • common reed (Phragmites australis subsp. americanus)
  • beak-rush (Rhynchospora capillacea)
  • hardstem bulrush (Schoenoplectus acutus)
  • threesquare (Schoenoplectus pungens)

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)
  • common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
  • grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia)
  • small fringed gentian (Gentianopsis virgata)
  • Kalm’s lobelia (Lobelia kalmii)
  • balsam ragwort (Packera paupercula)
  • grass-of-Parnassus (Parnassia glauca)
  • silverweed (Potentilla anserina)
  • bird’s-eye primrose (Primula mistassinica)
  • Houghton’s goldenrod (Solidago houghtonii )
  • Ohio goldenrod (Solidago ohioensis)
  • upland white goldenrod (Solidago ptarmicoides)
  • bog goldenrod (Solidago uliginosa)
  • panicled aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)
  • false asphodel (Triantha glutinosa)
  • common bog arrow-grass (Triglochin maritima)
  • slender bog arrow-grass (Triglochin palustris)
  • broad-leaved cat-tail (Typha latifolia)

Fern Allies

  • variegated scouring rush (Equisetum variegatum)
  • selaginella (Selaginella eclipes)

Shrubs

  • tag alder (Alnus incana)
  • red-osier dogwood (Cornus sericea)
  • shrubby cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa)
  • Kalm’s St. John’s-wort (Hypericum kalmianum)
  • sweet gale (Myrica gale)
  • slender willow (Salix petiolaris)
  • soapberry (Shepherdia canadensis)

Trees

  • paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
  • green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)
  • tamarack (Larix laricina)
  • white spruce (Picea glauca)
  • 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).