Wet-Mesic Flatwoods Plant List

Graminoids

  • sedges (Carex grayi, C. intumescens, C. lupulina, C. muskingumensis, C. tuckermanii, and others)
  • fowl manna grass (Glyceria striata)

Forbs

  • jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)
  • spotted water hemlock (Cicuta maculata)
  • enchanter’s-nightshade (Circaea canadensis)
  • wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)
  • southern blue flag (Iris virginica)
  • common water horehound (Lycopus americanus)
  • northern bugle weed (Lycopus uniflorus)
  • jumpseed (Persicaria virginiana)
  • clearweed (Pilea pumila)
  • may apple (Podophyllum peltatum)
  • bluestem goldenrod (Solidago caesia)
  • broad-leaved goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis)

Ferns

  • wood ferns (Dryopteris spp.)
  • sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)
  • royal fern (Osmunda regalis)
  • New York fern (Thelypteris noveboracensis)

Woody Vines

  • Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)
  • poison-ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)
  • riverbank grape (Vitis riparia)

Shrubs

  • rough-leaved dogwood (Cornus drummondii)
  • witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
  • winterberry (Ilex verticillata)
  • spicebush (Lindera benzoin)
  • maple-leaved arrow-wood (Viburnum acerifolium)
  • prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

Trees

  • black maple (Acer nigrum)
  • red maple (Acer rubrum)
  • silver maple (Acer saccharinum)
  • sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
  • musclewood (Carpinus caroliniana)
  • bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)
  • shellbark hickory (Carya laciniosa)
  • shagbark hickory (Carya ovata)
  • hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)
  • hawthorns (Crataegus spp.)
  • American beech (Fagus grandifolia)
  • white ash (Fraxinus americana)
  • green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)
  • pumpkin ash (Fraxinus profunda)
  • ironwood (Ostrya virginiana)
  • sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)
  • cottonwood (Populus deltoides)
  • white oak (Quercus alba)
  • swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor)
  • bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa)
  • chinquapin oak (Quercus muehlenbergii)
  • pin oak (Quercus palustris)
  • red oak (Quercus rubra)
  • Shumard’s oak (Quercus shumardii)
  • basswood (Tilia americana)
  • American elm (Ulmus americana)

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).