Erigenia bulbosa (Michx.) Nutt.
Common Name: HARBINGER-OF-SPRING

Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Rich, often moist deciduous forests, including floodplains and river banks. Blooms usually from early to late April. The dark anthers and conspicuous contrasting white petals have led to a common name of “Pepper-and-Salt.”

Locations

Allegan County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Clinton County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Midland County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. October 1, 2014. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=120.