Berula erecta (Huds.) Coville
Common Name: WATER-PARSNIP
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb
Status: T

Cold spring fed streams, marshes, and tamarack swamps; usually in calcareous areas.

A rare, rather delicate plant easily overlooked. The basal leaves are less incised-toothed than the midcauline ones. The styles are very short, barely 0.5 mm long including the stylopodium. Those who consider the American populations to be distinct from the Eurasian ones have called ours B. pusilla (Nutt.) Fernald.

Locations

Allegan County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Cass County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Leelanau County
Mason County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=109.