Mollugo verticillata L.
Common Name: CARPETWEED
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

Mollugo verticillata A. A. Reznicek

Dry sandy fields, trails, gravel pits, dumps, and roadsides; also in cindery railroad ballast and sometimes on shores and banks; considered originally native in warmer climates of America, but known from Michigan as early as the 1837 collections of the First Survey in St. Joseph Co.

The whorled, ± narrowly spatulate leaves (broader at base of plant) and prostrate habit give this species the superficial aspect of Galium, but it is readily distinguished by the 5 separate sepals, absence of petals, 3 (or 5) stamens, and clearly 3-carpellate superior ovary, which ripens into a capsule.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Antrim County
Baraga County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
Cheboygan County
Clare County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Iron County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Lake County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ontonagon County
Osceola County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Saginaw County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph 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. December 12, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1695.