Sandstone Cliff Plant List

Graminoids

  • tufted hair grass (Deschampsia cespitosa)

Forbs

  • yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
  • wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
  • wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)
  • harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)
  • fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium)
  • bluebead lily (Clintonia borealis)
  • large-leaved aster (Eurybia macrophylla)
  • grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia)
  • wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
  • hairy hawkweed (Hieracium gronovii)
  • downy Solomon seal (Polygonatum pubescens)
  • marsh violet (Viola cucullata)

Ferns

  • maidenhair spleenwort (Asplenium trichomanes)
  • lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina)
  • slender rock-brake (Cryptogramma stelleri)
  • fragile fern (Cystopteris fragilis)
  • spinulose woodfern (Dryopteris carthusiana)
  • northern beech fern (Phegopteris connectilis)
  • common polypody (Polypodium virginianum)
  • rusty woodsia (Woodsia ilvensis)

Fern Allies

  • common horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

Woody Vines

  • poison-ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)

Shrubs

  • bush honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)
  • witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
  • Canadian fly honeysuckle (Lonicera canadensis)
  • ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
  • choke cherry (Prunus virginiana)
  • thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus)
  • dwarf raspberry (Rubus pubescens)
  • wild red raspberry (Rubus strigosus)
  • red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa)

Trees

  • sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
  • mountain maple (Acer spicatum)
  • yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis)
  • paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
  • white spruce (Picea glauca)
  • white pine (Pinus strobus)
  • balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera)
  • 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).