Plant Lists for central Michigan compiled by Mid-Mitten chapter:
Full to Part Sun plants Plant Lists for Wild Ones-Sun Plants
Shade plants Plant Lists for Wild Ones-Shade Plants
Groundcovers Plant Lists for Wild Ones-Groundcovers
Midwest Invasive Species Information Network https://www.misin.msu.edu/ The Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN) is a regional effort to develop and provide early detection and response resources for invasive species. Our goal is to assist both experts and citizen scientists in the detection and identification of invasive species in support of successful management. This effort is being led by researchers with the Michigan State University Department of Entomology laboratory for Applied Spatial Ecology and Technical Services in conjunction with a growing consortium of supporting partners.
Central Michigan Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area https://www.cmcisma.org/ covers the counties of Midland, Isabella, Clare, Gratiot, and Gladwin. Learn about the invasive species occurring here and what you can do to control them.
Michigan Audubon Society – https://www.michiganaudubon.org/bfc/bird-friendly-plants/ Native Plants for Birds resources to help you create a bird-friendly yard using native plants that support the food chains that birds depend upon, and why non-native invasive plants hurt bird populations.
Michigan Flora – https://michiganflora.net/is the resource to learn about all Michigan’s native flora, including the habitats it grows in, its upland or wetland requirements, and many photos. If you know the scientific name of a plant you can look it up to see if it is native to our state and your county.
US Department of Agriculture Database – of native plants, to check if a certain plant is native to your county or region https://plants.usda.gov/home
Floristic Quality Index – used to measure a natural area’s habitat quality or condition. FQAs are widely used by government organizations and conservation groups when making land management decisions. https://universalfqa.org/