Upland Forest Plant List

Forest Path by Berett Wilber '14 Explore upland forest plant species found in the Cowling Arboretum!

Upland forest habitat supports not only trees but also a wide variety of flora in both the understory and canopy. Investigate the plants found in Best Woods, Alumni Field, and other upland forest areas of the Cowling Arboretum by clicking on the pages below.

The species lists are organized by life form, the more colloquial way of categorizing plant species by physical characteristics and plant function. Some species are listed under multiple categories. Within each group the plants are listed in alphabetical order by genus and species and common names are provided. For more information about a specific plant species, visit the Minnesota Wildflower website, or the Minnesota DNR.