Volcanic Cobble Shore Plant List

Graminoids

  • blue-joint (Calamagrostis canadensis)
  • tufted hair grass (Deschampsia cespitosa)
  • blue wild-rye (Elymus glaucus)

Forbs

  • fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium)
  • grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia)
  • marsh pea (Lathyrus palustris)
  • evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

Fern Allies

  • scouring rush (Equisetum hyemale)

Shrubs

  • mountain alder (Alnus viridis)
  • red-osier dogwood (Cornus sericea)
  • bush honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)
  • ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
  • northern gooseberry (Ribes oxyacanthoides)
  • wild rose (Rosa acicularis)
  • wild red raspberry (Rubus strigosus)
  • soapberry (Shepherdia canadensis)

Trees

  • balsam fir (Abies balsamea)
  • paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
  • white spruce (Picea glauca)
  • 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).