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IN THE GIFT SHOP

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NOT JUST FOR THE KIDS

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A Day With Hawks And Owls

 
 

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A Photographic Tour Of Huron County
By Bill Diller

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Huron County Nature Center
Common, Frequent and Abundant Flora

Dry Woods

Pteridium aquilinium (Bracken Fern)
Pinus benksiana (Jack Pine)
Pinus resinosa (Red Pine)
Pnicum columbianum (Panic Grass)
Danthonia specata (Poverty Grass)
Carex pensylvenica (Pennsylvania Sedge)
Populus grandidentata (Bigtooth Aspen)
Quercus velutina (Black Oak)
Quercus alba (White Oak)
Quercus x palaeolithicola (hybrid: Black & Jack)
Diervilla lonicara (Northern Bush Honeysuckle)
Polygonella articuleta (Jointweed)
Heliathemum canadense (Frostweed)
Arctostaphytos uva-ursi (Kinnikinnick) Bearberry*
Gaylussacia baccate (Black Huckleberry)
Gaultheria procumbens (Wintergreen)
Epigaea repens (Trailing Arbutus)
Apocynum androsaemifolium (Spreading Dogbane)
Melampyrum lineare (Cow Wheat)
Cypridedium acaulo (Pink Lady's Slipper)
Solidago caesia (Blue-stem Goldenrod)
Hieracium venosum (Rattlesnake Weed)
Aster macrophyllus (Large-Leaved Aster)

Moist Woods

Clintonia borealis (Bluebead Lily)
Equisetum advense (Comman horsetail)
Hamamelis viginiana (Witch-hazel)
Lycodium obscurum (Flat-branch Ground-pine)
Mainatheum canadense (Canada Mayflower)
(Wild Lily-of-the-Valley)
Medeola virginiana (Indian Cucumber-root)
Populus tremuloides (Quaking Aspen)
Onoclea sensibilis (Sensitive Fern)
Osmunda regalis (Royal Fern)
Betula paprifera (Paper Birch)
Cypridedium acaulo (Pink Lady's Slipper)
Amelanchier spicata (Pink Serviceberry)
Polygala paucifolia (Fringed Polygala)
Acer rubrum (Red Maple)
Viola sp. (Violets)
Aratia nudicaulis (Wild Sarsaparilla)
Cornus canadensis (Bunchberry)
Trientalis borealis (Starflower)
Aster Lateriflorus (Calico Aster)
Aster umbellatus (Flat-topped White Aster)
Aster macrophyllus (Large-leaved Aster)

Wetland

 

Thelyptoris palustris (Marsh Fern)
Typha Latifolia (Common Cat-tail)
Calamegrostis capadensis (Blue-joint Grass)
Phragmites communis (Reed)
Carex Lacustris (Lake Sedge)
Carex Lasiocarpa (Slender Sedge)
Eleocaris pulustris (Spike-rush)
Bulicium arandinaceus (Three-way Sedge)
Carex aqustillia (Water Sedge)
Iris shrevel (Wild Blue Iris)
Salix pedicellaris (Bog Willow)
Salix subserices (False Silky Willow)
Salix Lucida (Shining Willow
Alnus incana (Speckled Alder)
Polygonum amphibium (Water Smartweed)
Caltha palustris (Marsh-marigold)
Potentilla palustris (Marsh Cinquefoil)
Toxicodendron vernix (Poison Sumac)
Nemopanthus nucronatus (Mountain Holly)
Ilex verticillata (Michigan Holly)
Nuphar variegatum (Yellow Pond-lily)

Lowland

Coptis trifolia (Goldthread)
Rubes allegheniensis (Common Blackberry)
Rubes pubescene (Dwarf Raspberry)
Aronia prunifolia (Purple Chokeberry)
Rubus hispidus (Swamp Dewberry)
Cicuta bulbifera (Water-hemlock)
Sium Suave (Water-parsnip)
Cornus stolonifera (Red Osier Dogwood)
Cornus rugosa (Roughleaf Dogwood)
Vaccinium lamarckii (Lowbush Blueberry)
Lycopus sp. (Mint)
Scutellaria Lateriflora (Mad-dog Skullcap)
Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush)
Aster puniceus (Purple-stemmed Aster)





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The Huron County Nature Center Wilderness Arboretum is a non-profit organization run and staffed by volunteers who love nature and Huron County. If you would like to participate as a volunteer, we welcome you. To become a volunteer please print out the Volunteer Form and Mail to:
Huron County Nature Center
P.O.Box 462
Port Austin, MI 48467
Phone: 989-551-8400 (Leave Message)

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