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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There are seven named waterfalls within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, plus several unnamed falls. From west to east, they are Munising, Bridalveil, Miners, Mosquito, Chapel, Spray, and Sable Falls. The sandstone outcrops of the Pictured Rocks escarpment create the many waterfalls in the area. More...