Frasera caroliniensis Walter
Common Name: AMERICAN COLUMBO
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt B-Forb

Dry (oak, hickory, sassafras) or sometimes moist forests and openings. A statuesque, monocarpic plant, with a large rosette of broad, light green leaves for a number of years; often 2 m tall when flowering and fruiting. A Charlevoix Co. specimen (C. W. Fallass 457, MICH) is not mapped; it lacks a date and most other details, and is so out of range as to suggest a label error. We follow Hagen & Kadereit (2002) in keeping Frasera separate from Swertia.

Locations

Allegan County
Barry County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Hillsdale County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Livingston 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=1390.