The Northern Michigan University Native Plants Area only uses plants native to the central Upper Peninsula. Native plants are naturally occurring, indigenous plants within a specific habitat of a specific biogeographic region. They are adapted to the soil and climate in which they live, and have evolved defenses to many diseases and insect pests.
Native plants commonly found in the Native Plants Area consist of:
Native Grasses, Rushes and Sedges
Native Trees and Shrub
Woodland area photo from Native Plant Area
White Pine (Pinus strobus)
Red Pine (Pinus resinosa)Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana)