Sandstone Bedrock Lakeshore Plant List

Graminoids

  • little green sedge (Carex viridula)
  • tufted hair grass (Deschampsia cespitosa)
  • Baltic rush (Juncus balticus)
  • knotted rush (Juncus nodosus)

Forbs

  • harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)
  • fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium)
  • common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
  • grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia)
  • joe-pye-weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
  • wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
  • jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)
  • Kalm’s lobelia (Lobelia kalmii)
  • northern bugle weed (Lycopus uniflorus)
  • balsam ragwort (Packera paupercula)
  • mad-dog skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora)
  • upland white goldenrod (Solidago ptarmicoides)
  • Gillman’s goldenrod (Solidago simplex)
  • purple meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

Shrubs

  • mountain alder (Alnus viridis)
  • serviceberries (Amelanchier spp.)
  • bush honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)
  • Canadian fly honeysuckle (Lonicera canadensis)
  • sweet gale (Myrica gale)
  • ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
  • choke cherry (Prunus virginiana)
  • wild rose (Rosa acicularis)
  • thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus)
  • Bebb’s willow (Salix bebbiana)
  • pussy willow (Salix discolor)
  • soapberry (Shepherdia canadensis)

Trees

  • balsam fir (Abies balsamea)
  • red maple (Acer rubrum)
  • juneberry (Amelanchier arborea)
  • yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis)
  • paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
  • white ash (Fraxinus americana)
  • green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)
  • 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).