Coastal Fen Plant List

Graminoids

  • blue-joint (Calamagrostis canadensis)
  • sedges (Carex buxbaumii, C. capillaris, C. crawei, C. eburnea, C. flava, C. garberi, C. lasiocarpa, C. viridula, and others)
  • twig-rush (Cladium mariscoides)
  • tufted hair grass (Deschampsia cespitosa)
  • Lindheimer panic grass (Dichanthelium lindheimeri)
  • spike-rushes (Eleocharis elliptica, E. quinqueflora, and E. rostellata)
  • Baltic rush (Juncus balticus)
  • marsh wild-timothy (Muhlenbergia glomerata)
  • beak-rushes (Rhynchospora alba and R. capillacea)
  • bulrushes (Schoenoplectus acutus and S. pungens)
  • nut-rush (Scleria verticillata)
  • tufted bulrush (Trichophorum cespitosum)

Forbs

  • purple false foxglove (Agalinis purpurea)
  • white camas (Anticlea elegans)
  • Indian paintbrush (Castilleja coccinea)
  • limestone calamint (Clinopodium arkansanum)
  • bastard-toadflax (Comandra umbellata)
  • sundews (Drosera linearis and D. rotundifolia)
  • small fringed gentian (Gentianopsis virgata)
  • Kalm’s lobelia (Lobelia kalmii)
  • balsam ragwort (Packera paupercula)
  • grass-of-Parnassus (Parnassia glauca)
  • butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris)
  • gay-wings (Polygala paucifolia)
  • Seneca snakeroot (Polygala senega)
  • silverweed (Potentilla anserina)
  • bird’s-eye primrose (Primula mistassinica)
  • pitcher-plant (Sarracenia purpurea)
  • Ohio goldenrod (Solidago ohioensis)
  • bog goldenrod (Solidago uliginosa)
  • nodding ladies’-tresses (Spiranthes cernua)
  • rush aster (Symphyotrichum boreale)
  • false asphodel (Triantha glutinosa)
  • common bog arrow-grass (Triglochin maritima)
  • bladderworts (Utricularia cornuta and U. intermedia)

Fern Allies

  • variegated scouring rush (Equisetum variegatum)
  • selaginella (Selaginella eclipes)
  • spikemoss (Selaginella selaginoides)

Mosses

  • calliergon moss (Calliergon trifarium)
  • star campylium moss (Campylium polygamum)
  • cinclidium moss (Cinclidium stygium)
  • scorpidium moss (Scorpidium scorpioides)
  • sphagnum mosses (Sphagnum spp.)

Shrubs

  • shrubby cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa)
  • Kalm’s St. John’s-wort (Hypericum kalmianum)
  • creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis)
  • sweet gale (Myrica gale)
  • alder-leaved buckthorn (Rhamnus alnifolia)

Trees

  • paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
  • tamarack (Larix laricina)
  • balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera)
  • 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).