Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore abounds with rich and healthy plant communities, including upland forests, swampy lowlands, bogs and fens, vegetated dunes, successional fields, inland lakes and riparian groves. Over 600 plant species have been identified.
In addition to the lakeshore's own science staff, many university researchers and other scientists come to Pictured Rocks to study the park's unique forest and dune communities, rare orchids, bog plants, ferns and other plant species.
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Did You Know?
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is America's first National Lakeshore, authorized on October 15, 1966. On the same day, President Lyndon B. Johnson also signed into law another piece of landmark legislation -- the National Historic Preservation Act. More...