Sandstone Cobble Shore Plant List

Graminoids

  • fringed sedge (Carex crinita)
  • little green sedge (Carex viridula)
  • tufted hair grass (Deschampsia cespitosa)
  • rattlesnake grass (Glyceria canadensis)
  • Baltic rush (Juncus balticus)
  • knotted rush (Juncus nodosus)

Forbs

  • water plantain (Alisma triviale)
  • bulblet-bearing water hemlocks (Cicuta bulbifera)
  • fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium)
  • spotted water hemlock (Cicuta maculata)
  • common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
  • grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia)
  • joe-pye-weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
  • wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
  • jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)
  • marsh pea (Lathyrus palustris)
  • common water horehound (Lycopus americanus)
  • northern bugle weed (Lycopus uniflorus)
  • balsam ragwort (Packera paupercula)
  • smartweeds (Persicaria spp.)
  • common arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)
  • common skullcap (Scutellaria galericulata)
  • water parsnip (Sium suave)
  • upland white goldenrod (Solidago ptarmicoides)
  • Gillman’s goldenrod (Solidago simplex)

Fern Allies

  • common horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

Shrubs

  • mountain alder (Alnus viridis)
  • ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
  • thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus)
  • wild red raspberry (Rubus strigosus)
  • American highbush-cranberry (Viburnum trilobum)

Trees

  • paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
  • green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)
  • 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).