Checklist of nonflowering seed plants
that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - 183 Pleasant Street, Apartment 1 - Canton, Maine  04221
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 10 April 2017)


Below is a working checklist of Mount Desert Island’s nonflowering seed plants. For more information about a particular species, click on the link under the heading "common name". You will be taken to the family page (and more options) for that species.

Please send corrections and updates to info@vfthomas.com. Photographs are welcome. Thank you.





Family Genus Specific Epithet authority Sub-specific Epithet authority common name Source (full citation given after this table)
Cupressaceae Juniperus communis L. var. depressa Pursh common juniper Greene et al. (2005)
Cupressaceae Juniperus horizontalis Moench     creeping juniper Greene et al. (2005)
Cupressaceae Thuja occidentalis L.     northern white-cedar Greene et al. (2005)
Pinaceae Abies balsamea (L.) P. Mill.     balsam fir Greene et al. (2005)
Pinaceae Larix laricina (Du Roi) K. Koch     American larch, hackmatack, tamarack Greene et al. (2005)
Pinaceae Picea glauca (Moench) Voss     white spruce Greene et al. (2005)
Pinaceae Picea mariana (P. Mill.) B. S. P.     black spruce Greene et al. (2005)
Pinaceae Picea rubens Sarg.     red spruce Greene et al. (2005)
Pinaceae Pinus banksiana Lamb.     Jack pine Greene et al. (2005)
Pinaceae Pinus resinosa Ait.     red pine Greene et al. (2005)
Pinaceae Pinus rigida P. Mill.     pitch pine Greene et al. (2005)
Pinaceae Pinus strobus L.     eastern white pine Greene et al. (2005)
Pinaceae Pinus sylvestris L.     Scotch pine Greene et al. (2005)
Pinaceae Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carr.     eastern hemlock Greene et al. (2005)
Taxaceae Taxus canadensis Marsh.     American yew Greene et al. (2005)


Source:
   Greene, Craig W., Linda L. Gregory, Glen H. Mittelhauser, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber. 2005. Vascular Flora of the Acadia National Park Region. Rhodora 107(930):117-185. [Note: Greene et al. included nine islands near Mount Desert Island in their "MDI unit". However, the Champlain Project has verified the presence of each of the above species on Mount Desert Island itself.]

Note:
   Pseudotsuga [probably menziesii] grows near Sand Beach (Bar Harbor) but is not known to reproduce. Other planted conifers are dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides), which may be seen in Thuya Gardens off Route 3 near Northeast Harbor, and Norway spruce (Picea abies), which grows between Route 233 (Eagle Lake Road) and the Eagle Lake parking lot (not the boat launch parking area).