Clay Bluffs Plant List

Graminoids

  • marram grass (Ammophila breviligulata)
  • golden-fruited sedge (Carex aurea)
  • rushes (Juncus brachycephalus, J. canadensis, J. tenuis, and J. torreyi)
  • green bulrush (Scirpus atrovirens)

Forbs

  • fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium)
  • common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
  • grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia)
  • wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
  • small fringed gentian (Gentianopsis virgata)
  • jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)
  • great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)
  • grass-of-Parnassus (Parnassia glauca)
  • goldenrods (Solidago canadensis, S. nemoralis, S. rugosa, and S. uliginosa)
  • side-flowering aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum)

Fern Allies

  • common horsetail (Equisetum arvense)
  • scouring rush (Equisetum hyemale)
  • variegated scouring rush (Equisetum variegatum)

Shrubs

  • tag alder (Alnus incana)
  • red-osier dogwood (Cornus sericea)
  • Kalm’s St. John’s-wort (Hypericum kalmianum)
  • pin cherry (Prunus pensylvanica)
  • choke cherry (Prunus virginiana)
  • staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)
  • wild black currant (Ribes americanum)
  • willows (Salix myricoides and others)
  • soapberry (Shepherdia canadensis)

Trees

  • sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
  • paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
  • white ash (Fraxinus americana)
  • green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)
  • red-cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
  • tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)
  • ironwood (Ostrya virginiana)
  • cottonwood (Populus deltoides)
  • quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)
  • mountain-ash (Sorbus decora)
  • northern white-cedar (Thuja occidentalis)
  • basswood (Tilia americana)
  • 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).