Limestone Lakeshore Cliff Plant List

Graminoids

  • beauty sedge (Carex concinna)
  • ebony sedge (Carex eburnea)

Forbs

  • yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
  • wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
  • wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)
  • rock whitlow-grass (Draba arabisans)
  • large-leaved aster (Eurybia macrophylla)
  • grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia)
  • wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
  • herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)
  • Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Ferns

  • maidenhair spleenwort (Asplenium trichomanes)
  • slender rock-brake (Cryptogramma stelleri)
  • fragile fern (Cystopteris fragilis)
  • oak fern (Gymnocarpium dryopteris)
  • limestone oak fern (Gymnocarpium robertianum)
  • purple cliff-brake (Pellaea atropurpurea)
  • smooth cliff-brake (Pellaea glabella)
  • common polypody (Polypodium virginianum)
  • bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum)
  • Oregon woodsia (Woodsia oregana)

Shrubs

  • beaked hazelnut (Corylus cornuta)
  • bush honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)
  • Canadian fly honeysuckle (Lonicera canadensis)
  • choke cherry (Prunus virginiana)
  • thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus)
  • red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa)
  • soapberry (Shepherdia canadensis)

Trees

  • balsam fir (Abies balsamea)
  • sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
  • mountain maple (Acer spicatum)
  • paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
  • white pine (Pinus strobus)
  • red oak (Quercus rubra)
  • northern white-cedar (Thuja occidentalis)
  • hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

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).