This One Acre

 

A Living Inventory

                          Vanaprastha  - Cultivate gardens


     I continue to itemize a growing list of Life-Forms spotted across just my wooded one-acre.  Most of the 200+ plant varieties listed below are locally native, yet many are decreasingly abundant.  I have eradicated or contained many resident non-natives, while propagating, re-locating, and re-placing a variety of historically native species, including planting more than 2,500 native trees and shrubs within ‘watering distance’ of my home faucet.  (Increasing bio-diversity at every turn is our only true planetary salvation.)


     The remainder of the Life-Forms were resident when I purchased this over-looked Eden, sometimes in spite of neglect from previous property owners.  The 100+ animals, of course, come and go as they should.  All these -- both plants and animals -- are my cherished personal neighbors.  This is my living universe.


     Needless to say, this project is the most enlightening ‘natural’ exercise I have ever launched.  I have been greatly assisted by my naturalist, botanist and birding friends, native nurseries, Department of Natural Resources, Conservation Districts, Forestry Service, and Conservancies. 


                                           
  


          I can only imagine all that I am missing on this list.

                        -- Last  Updated:  April 2019 --



FLOWERS (native):


ANEMONE (Canada)

http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/white/anemone-canada/


ARROWHEAD  (Duck Potato)

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=33


ASTER  (White, , Blue, Smooth)

http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/blue-purple/aster-smooth/


BANEBERRY (Doll’s Eye)

http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/white/baneberry-white/


BEE BALM  (Monarda)

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=250988&isprofile=1&gen=Monarda


BIG BLUESTEM GRASS

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2006


BISHOP’S CAP

http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/woodland/plants/bishop_cap.htm


BISHOP’S WEED  (invasive)

https://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/perennial/bishops-weed/


BLADDER CAMPION

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silene_vulgaris


BLADDERWORT (Flat Leaf, Small)

https://michiganflora.net/genus.aspx?id=Utricularia


BLOODROOT

http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/white/bloodroot/


BLUE COHOSH

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=j700


BLUE FLAG IRIS

http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/blue-purple/iris-blue-flag/


BLUE VERVAIN

https://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/blue-purple/vervain-blue/


BONESET

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=322


BULRUSH  (Softstem)

https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=scta2


BUNCHBERRY

https://uswildflowers.com/detail.php?SName=Cornus%20canadensis


CANADA MAYFLOWER

http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/woodland/plants/cn_mayflower.htm


CARDINAL FLOWER

https://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/red-pink/cardinal-flower/


CLOVER  (Red)

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=m650


COLUMBINE

https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/programs/environmental/courses/es203/aquilegia_canadensis.php


COREOPSIS  (Tickseed)

https://www.gardenia.net/plant-variety/tickseed-coreopsis


DAISY  (Ox-eye)

https://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/white/daisy-ox-eye/


DEVIL’S BEGGARTICKS

http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/indexmag.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artaug05/bjbticks.html


DEVIL’S PAINTBRUSH

https://uswildflowers.com/detail.php?SName=Hieracium%20aurantiacum


DUCKWEED

https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/lemna_minor.shtml


DUTCHMAN'S BREECHES

http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/white/dutchmans-breeches/


EARTHSTAR

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astraeus_hygrometricus


FLEABANE

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=315


FIREWEED  (Burnweed)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erechtites_hieraciifolius


FOXGLOVE (Pink, White)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digitalis


GOLDEN ROD (Grass Leaved, Zig-Zag, Canadian, Wrinkle)

http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?guide=Solidago


HORSETAIL  (Snake Grass)

https://uswildflowers.com/detail.php?SName=Equisetum%20laevigatum


WOODLAND HORSETAIL

https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/fern/woodland-horsetail


INDIAN PIPE  (Ghost Flower)

https://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/white/indian-pipe/


JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT

http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/green/jack-in-the-pulpit/


JEWELWEED  (Orange)

http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/green/jack-in-the-pulpit/


JOE PYE

https://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/red-pink/joe-pye-weed/


LADY SLIPPER  (Moccasin, Pink)

http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/red-pink/ladys-slipper-pink/


MARSH MARIGOLD

http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/yellow/marigold-marsh/


MILKWEED

http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/red-pink/milkweed/


MITERWORT

https://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/white/miterwort/


MONKEY FLOWER

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1913


MULLEIN

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verbascum_thapsus


PINESAP

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monotropa_hypopitys


PITCHER PLANT

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2661


POKEWEED

http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/weedguide/single_weed.php?id=112


POLYGALA  (Gaywing)

http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/red-pink/polygala-fringed/


PRAIRE SMOKE

https://wimastergardener.org/article/prairie-smoke-geum-triflorum/


PYROLA  (Shinleaf)

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1228


QUEEN ANE’S LACE  (Wild Carrot, invasive)

https://pestid.msu.edu/weeds-and-plant-identification/wild-carrot-queen-annes-lace-daucus-carota/


ROBIN’S PLANTAIN

https://uswildflowers.com/detail.php?SName=Erigeron%20pulchellus


SARSAPARILLA

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=186


SENSITIVE PEA

https://uswildflowers.com/detail.php?SName=Chamaecrista%20nictitans


SOLOMON SEAL

http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/white/solomons-seal/


SQUIRREL CORN

http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/white/squirrel-corn/


STAR FLOWER

http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/white/star-flower/


ST JOHNSWORT

http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/yellow/st-johnswort/


SWAMP ROSE

http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/rosa_palustris.shtml


LOW SWEET BLUEBERRY

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1231


THREE-WAY SEDGE

https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/dulichium/arundinaceum/


TRILLIUM  (white, red)

http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/white/trillium/


TROUT LILY

http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/yellow/lily-yellow-trout/


COMMON BLUE VIOLET

http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/blue-purple/violet-common-blue/


VIRGINIA CREEPER

https://pestid.msu.edu/weeds-and-plant-identification/virginia-creeper-parthenocissus-quinquefolia/


WATERSHIELD

https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/brasenia_schreberi.shtml


WATER SMARTWEED

http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/wetland/plants/wt_smartweed.html


WHITE WATER LILY

http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/white/lily-white-water/


YELLOW WATER LILY

http://friendsofsleepingbear.org/wildflower-database/yellow/lily-yellow-water/


WILD GRAPE

https://pestid.msu.edu/weeds-and-plant-identification/wild-grapes-vitis-spp/


WILD LEEK  (Ramp)

https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/flower/wild-leek


WILD MINT

https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/flower/wild-mint


WILD ONION

https://uswildflowers.com/detail.php?SName=Allium%20stellatum


WILD STRAWBERRY

http://www.nativeplant.com/plants/search/plant_page_template?Acronym=FRAVIR


WINTERGREEN

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaultheria_procumbens


WOOD POPPY

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stylophorum_diphyllum


WOODLAND SUNFLOWER

http://www.nativeplant.com/plants/search/plant_page_template?Acronym=HELDIV


WOODSORREL (Yellow)

https://wimastergardener.org/article/common-yellow-woodsorrel-oxalis-stricta/









EVERGREENS:


EASTERN RED CEDAR

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juniperus_virginiana


NORTHERN WHITE CEDAR  (Arborvitae)

http://www.canr.msu.edu/resources/forest_types_of_michigan_northern_white_cedar_e3202_7


BALSAM FIR

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=284972


DOUGLAS FIR  (non-native)

https://www.britannica.com/plant/Douglas-fir


EASTERN HEMLOCK

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=g100


HOLLY  (Winterberry)

http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/winterberry_michigans_native_holly


JUNIPER

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=887


JACK PINE

https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79135_79218_79615_86810---,00.html


RED PINE

https://www.canr.msu.edu/resources/forest_types_of_michigan_red_pine_

e3202_9


WHITE PINE

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1925


DAWN REDWOOD  (non-native)

https://www.thespruce.com/dawn-redwood-growing-profile-3269307


BLACK SPRUCE

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1921


WHITE SPRUCE

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picea_glauca


TAMARACK  (Larch)

http://www.annarbor.com/home-garden/ann-arbor-native---tamarack---the-conifer-that-dares-to-be-different/








DECIDUOUS TREES:


ASH

https://treedoctor.msu.edu/ash/ashtree_id


BASSWOOD

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1681


AMERICAN BEECH

https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79135_79218_79615_86811---,00.html


PAPER BIRCH

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=551


RIVER BIRCH

http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/all_season_trees_river_birch


YELLOW BIRCH

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=550


BLACK CHERRY

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prunus_serotina


CHOKE CHERRY

http://eol.org/pages/630083/details


PIN CHERRY

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2524


CHERRY (YOSHINO, non-native)

https://www.arborday.org/trees/treeguide/treedetail.cfm?itemID=812


COTTONWOOD

https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79135_79218_79615_85692---,00.html


CRABAPPLE

https://michiganflora.net/genus.aspx?id=Malus


HACKBERRY

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a858


HORNBEAM  (Blue Beech)

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=555


RED MAPLE

https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79135_79218_79615_85482---,00.html


STRIPED MAPLE

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2651


SUGAR MAPLE

https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79135_79218_79615_85483---,00.html


BALSAM POPLAR

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2612


BIG TOOTHED POPLAR

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Populus_grandidentata


LOMBARDY POPLAR

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2616


QUAKING ASPEN POPLAR

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2617


WHITE POPLAR  (non-native)

https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/tree/white-poplar


BUR OAK

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a902


PIN OAK

http://msue.anr.msu.edu/uploads/files/SmartTreeSelections/NorthPinOak-AltTrees.pdf


RED OAK

https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79135_79218_79615_85480---,00.html


SWAMP OAK

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/SwampWhiteOak_225142_7.pdf


WHITE OAK

https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79135_79218_79615_85481---,00.html


REDBUD

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1279


SASSAFRAS

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=saal5


STAGHORN SUMAC

https://pestid.msu.edu/weeds-and-plant-identification/staghorn-sumac-rhus-typhina/


TULIP TREE

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1664


BLACK WILLOW

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salix_nigra


CURLY WILLOW  (Corkscrew)

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2631


WEEPING WILLOW

https://www.misin.msu.edu/facts/detail/print.php?id=148








SHRUBS:


BANEBERRY

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2356


BOG WILLOW

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2634


BUSH HONEYSUCKLE

http://www.fosc.org/RIP/BushHoneysuckle.htm


BUTTON BUSH

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2578


CHOKEBERRY

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2530


HIGHBUSH CRANBERRY

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2824


GRAY DOGWOOD

https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/shrub/gray-dogwood


PAGODA DOGWOOD

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=863


RED OSIER DOGWOOD

http://www.mortonarb.org/trees-plants/tree-plant-descriptions/red-osier-dogwood


ELDERBERRY

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=11


FRAGRANT SUMAC

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=f180


LAVENDER

https://www.waltersgardens.com/variety.php?ID=LAVEU


NANNYBERRY

https://www.waltersgardens.com/variety.php?ID=LAVEU


NINEBARK

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2500


PUSSY WILLOW

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2625


SERVICEBERRY  (Juneberry)

http://www.michigannatureguy.com/blog/2014/05/28/juneberry/


SMOKE BUSH

http://statebystategardening.com/state.php/mi/print/smoke_tree/


SNOWBERRY

https://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1215


SPIREA

https://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/shrub/spirea/


VIBURNUM

https://michiganflora.net/genus.aspx?id=viburnum


WITCH-HAZEL

https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/hamamelis_virginiana.shtml








FERNS:


BRACKEN

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1168


CINNAMON

https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/161/


INTERRUPTED

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1875


JIMMY DYCE

http://www.casaflora.com/plant/jimmy-dyce-broad-wood-fern/


LADY

https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/athyrium_filix-femina.shtml


LOG

https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/66171/


MAIDENHAIR

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=6


OSTRICH

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=531


ROYAL

http://statebystategardening.com/state.php/mi/print/royal_fern/


SENSITIVE

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=532


WOOD

https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1188








FLOWERS (plantings):


AMARYLLIS

BASIL

BLACK-EYED SUSAN

BLEEDING HEART

BONFIRE

BUTTERFLY WEED

CONEFLOWER

COTONEASTER

CROCUS

DAFFODIL

DAISY

DAY LILY

ENGLISH IVY  (Aggressive)

FORGET-ME-NOT  (Invasive)

GAZANIA

HONEYSUCKLE  (invasive)

HYACINTH  (Grape)

HYDRANGEA

IRIS  (Yellow, Invasive)

LILY-OF-THE-VALLEY  (Aggressive)

MANDEVILLA  (Parasol)

MINT  (Aggressive)

MYRTLE  (Periwinkle, invasive)

PEONY

PERIWINKLE

POTENTILLA

RUSSIAN SAGE

SEDUM

TRUMPET VINE

TULIPS

YARROW

YUCCA

(GRASSES & SEDGES & MOSSES & LICHEN)








MUSHROOMS:

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HOUSE PLANTS:


ALOE VERA

BOSTON FERN

CANDELABRA CACTUS

JADE

MONEY PLANT

MONSTERA DELICIOSA

NATAL MAHOGANY

NORFOLK PINE

DRACAENA

WIRE VINE

SCHEFFLERA

SNAKE PLANT

SPIDER

STAGHORN FERN







BIRDS:


BALD EAGLE

BLACKBIRD, RED-WINGED

BLUE JAY

BUFFLEHEAD

BUNTING, INDIGO

CARDINAL

GRAY CATBIRD

CHICKADEE, BLACK-CAPPED

DOUBLE CRESTED CORMORANT

COWBIRD

SANDHILL CRANE

CROW

MOURNING DOVE

DUCK:

    BUFFLE HEAD

    COMMON GOLDEN-EYE

    MALLARD

    COMMON MERGANSER

    HOODED MERGANSER

    WOOD

EGRET

FALCON, MERLIN

FINCH:

    GOLDFINCH

    GROSBEAK

    PURPLE

    REDPOL

    SISKIN

FLYCATCHER, OLIVE-SIDED

GOOSE, CANADA

GRACKLE, COMMON

GREBE, PIE-BILLED

GROUSE, SPRUCE

GULLS

HAWK:

    COOPER’S

    RED-SHOULDERED

    SHARP-SHINNED

HERON

    GREAT BLUE

    GREEN

HUMMINGBIRD, RUBY-THROATED

JAY, BLUE

KINGBIRD

KINGFISHER

LOON, COMMON

MEADOWLARK

MERLIN

NUTHATCH:

    RED-BREASTED

    WHITE-BREASTED

ORIOLE, BALTIMORE

OSPREY

OWL:

    BARRED

    GREAT HORNED

    SNOWY

PHOEBE, EASTERN

RAVEN, COMMON

REDPOLL, COMMON

ROBIN

SANDPIPER:

    SOLITARY

    SPOTTED

SPARROW:

    CHIPPING

    FOX

    JUNCO, DARK-EYED

    SONG

    WHITE-THROATED

SWAN:

    MUTE

    TRUMPETER

TANAGER, SCARLET

TITMOUSE, TUFTED

TURKEY, WILD

VIREO, YELLOW-THROATED

VULTURE

WARBLER

   BLACKPOLL

   MAGNOLIA

   REDSTART

   YELLOW-RUMPED (Myrtle)

WAXWING, CEDAR

WOODCOCK, AMERICAN

WOODPECKER:

    DOWNY

    HAIRY

    NORTHERN FLICKER

    PILEATED

    RED-BELLIED

    SAPSUCKER, YELLOW-BELLIED







CRITTERS:


BATS

BLACK BEAR

BOBCAT

COYOTE

CRAYFISH, FRESHWATER

FISH

    BLUEGILL

    LAKE TROUT

    NORTHERN PIKE

    SMALL-MOUTH BASS

    SUNFISH

FROGS & TOADS

    BULLFROG

    EASTERN GRAY TREE FROG

    EASTERN AMERICAN TOAD

    GREEN FROG

    NORTHERN SPRING PEEPER

    WESTERN CHORUS FROG

    WOOD FROG

FOX, RED

INSECTS

MUSKRAT

OPOSSUM

OTTER, RIVER

PORCUPINE, NORTH AMERICAN

RABBIT, COTTONTAIL

RACCOON

RODENTS

    EASTERN CHIPMUNK

    DEER MOUSE

    FLYING SQUIRREL

    GRAY & BLACK MORPH SQUIRREL

    RED SQUIRREL

    MEADOW VOLE

SALAMANDER, RED-BACKED

SNAKES:

    BLUE RACER

    EASTERN HOGNOSE

    EASTERN MILK

    GARTER

    RIBBON

    NORTHERN WATER

SKUNK

TURTLES

    PAINTED

    SNAPPING

WHITE-TAILED DEER




                                                        
 

Friday, August 10, 2018