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Species List

The following were referred to by common name within the Coastal Wetlands web pages and the report.

Common name Scientific name Vegetation type
alder Alnus spp. Shrub
alder-leaved buckthorn Rhamnus alnifolia Shrub
alpine cotton grass Scirpus hudsonianus Herbaceous
American beech Fagus grandifolia Tree
American elm Ulmus americana Tree
arrowheads Sagittaria spp. Aquatic macrophyte
aspen Populus spp. Tree
autumn olive Elaeagnus angustifolia Exotic tree/shrub
balsam fir Abies balsamea Tree
balsam poplar Populus balsamifera Tree
basswood Tilia americana Tree
beach-pea Lathyrus japonicus Herbaceous
bedstraw bellflower Campanula aparinoides Herbaceous
beech Fagus grandifolia Tree
beggar-ticks Bidens spp. Herbaceous
big bluestem Andropogon gerardi Herbaceous
bird's eye primrose Primula mistassinica Herbaceous
black ash Fraxinus nigra Tree
black oak Quercus velutina Tree
black willow Salix nigra Tree
bladderworts Urtricularia spp. Herbaceous
blue vervain Verbena hastata Herbaceous
blueberries Vaccinium angustifolium, V. myrtilloides Shrub
bluejoint grass Calamagrostis canadensis Herbaceous
bog birch Betula pumila Shrub
bog goldenrod Solidago uliginosa Herbaceous
bog laurel Kalmia polifolia Shrub
bog rosemary Andromeda glaucophylla Shrub
bogbean Menyanthes trifoliata Herbaceous
boneset Eupatorium perfoliatum Herbaceous
box elder Acer negundo Tree
bracken fern Pteridium aquilinum Herbaceous
broad-leaved cattail Typha latifolia Herbaceous
buckbean Menyanthes trifoliata Herbaceous
bullhead lily Nuphar variegata Aquatic macrophyte
bulrush Scirpus spp. Herbaceous
bunchberry Cornus canadensis Shrub
bur oak Quercus macrocarpa Tree
burdock Arctium spp. Herbaceous
bur-reed Sparganium eurycarpum Herbaceous
Canada wild-rye Elymus canadensis Herbaceous
cattails Typha spp. Herbaceous
clearweed Pilea pumila Herbaceous
club mosses Lycopodium spp. Bryophyte
common bladderwort Utricularia macrorhiza Aquatic macrophyte
common buckthorn Rhamnus cathartica Shrub
common juniper Juniperus communis Shrub
common reed Phragmites australis Herbaceous
cottonwood Populus deltoides Tree
cow-wheat Melampyrum lineare Herbaceous
dame's rocket Hesperis matronalis Herbaceous
dogwoods Cornus spp. Shrub
duck-potato Sagittaria latifolia Herbaceous
dwarf lake iris Iris lacustris Herbaceous
early blueberry Vaccinium angustifolium Shrub
few-seeded sedge Carex oligosperma Herbaceous
field wormwood Artemisia campestris Herbaceous
flat-topped white aster Aster umbellatus Herbaceous
fly honeysuckle Lonicera involucrata Shrub
glossy buckthorn Rhamnus frangula Shrub
gray dogwood Cornus racemosa Shrub
green ash Fraxinus pennsylvanica Tree
hemlock Tsuga canadensis Tree
Hill's oak Quercus ellipsoidalis Tree
Hines emerald dragonfly Somatochlora hineana Dragonfly
hoary willow Salix candida Shrub
Indiangrass Sorghastrum nutans Herbaceous
ironwood Ostrya virginiana Herbaceous
jack pine Pinus banksiana Tree
Japanese barberry Berberis thunbergii Shrub
joe-pye weed Eupatorium maculatum Herbaceous
kentucky bluegrass Poa pratensis Herbaceous
lake cress Armoracia lacustris Aquatic macrophyte
lake sedge Carex lacustris Herbaceous
late goldenrod Solidago gigantea Herbaceous
leatherleaf Chamaedaphne calyculata Shrub
little bluestem Schizachyrium scoparium Herbaceous
livid sedge Carex livida Herbaceous
marram grass Ammophila breviligulata Herbaceous
marsh cinquefoil Potentilla palustris Herbaceous
marsh fern Thelypteris palustris Herbaceous
mayflower Maianthemum canadense Herbaceous
meadowsweet Spiraea alba Shrub
moccasin flower Cypripedium acaule Herbaceous
mountain maple Acer spicatum Tree
narrow-leaved cattail Typha angustifolia Herbaceous
nettles Laportea or Urtica spp. Herbaceous
New Jersey tea Ceanothus americanus Shrub
ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius Shrub
nodding beggar's ticks Bidens cernuus Herbaceous
paper birch Betula papyrifera Tree
perfumed cherry Prunus mahaleb Shrub
pine Pinus spp. Tree
pitcher plant Sarracenia purpurea Herbaceous
poor sedge Carex paupercula Herbaceous
purple loosestrife Lythrum salicaria Herbaceous (invasive exotic)
red maple Acer rubrum Tree
red oak Quercus rubra Tree
red pine Pinus resinosa Tree
red-osier dogwood Cornus stolonifera Shrub
reed canary grass Phalaris arundinacea Herbaceous
round-leaved sundew Drosera rotundifolia Herbaceous
sand cherry Prunus pumila Shrub
sand-reed grass Calamovilfa longifolia var magna Herbaceous
shrubby cinquefoil Potentilla fructicosa Shrub
silver maple Acer saccharinum Tree
slender willow Salix gracilis Shrub
small cranberry Vaccinium oxycoccos Shrub
small fringed gentian Gentianopsis procera Herbaceous
small yellow lady's slipper Cyprepedium parvifolium Herbaceous
smooth brome Bromus inermis Herbaceous
snowberry Gaultheria hispidula Shrub
soft-stemmed bulrush Scirpus validus Herbaceous
speckled alder Alnus incana Shrub
spike-rushes Eleocharis spp. Herbaceous
stinging nettles Urtica dioica Herbaceous
sugar maple Acer saccharum Tree
swamp white oak Quercus bicolor Tree
sweet gale Myrica gale Shrub
tamarack Larix laricina Tree
tartarian honeysuckle Lonicera tartarica Shrub
tawny cotton-grass Eriophorum virginicum Herbaceous
thimbleberry Rubus parviflorus Shrub
three square bulrush scirpus americana Herbaceous
three-leaved false Solomon's-seal Smilacina trifolia Herbaceous
three-sedged sedge Carex trisperma Herbaceous
trembling aspen Populus tremuloides Tree
tufted hair grass Deschampsia cespitosa Herbaceous
tussock cotton-grass Eriophorum vaginatum Herbaceous
tussock sedge Carex stricta Herbaceous
twig-rush Cladium mariscoides Herbaceous
water arum Calla Palustris Herbaceous
water horsetail Equisetum fluviatile Herbaceous
water parsnip Sium suave Herbaceous
water-marigold Megalodonta beckii Aquatic macrophyte
water-milfoils Myriophyllum spp. Aquatic macrophyte
white birch Betula papyrifera Tree
white cedar Thuja occidentalis Tree
white pine Pinus strobus Tree
white spruce Picea glauca Tree
wild rice Zizania aquatica Aquatic macrophyte/Herb
willows Salix spp. Shrub
Wintergreen Gaultheria procumbens Shrub
wire leaved sedges Carex oligosperma, C. lasiocarpa, etc. Herbaceous
wood ferns Dryopteris spp. Herbaceous
wood nettle Laportea canadensis Herbaceous
wool grass Scirpus cyperinus Herbaceous
woolly sedge Carex lasiocarpa Herbaceous
yellow water lily Nuphar variegatum Aquatic macrophyte
yew Taxus canadensis Shrub
Last revised: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:21:01 CDT