Phryma leptostachya L.
Common Name: LOPSEED
Coefficient of Conservatism: 4
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Phryma leptostachya B. S. Walters

Usually in rich deciduous forests, especially moist areas in beech-maple forest, but also in drier forests with oak and sometimes with conifers.

This species is easily recognized by the distant paired flowers, reflexed fruit, and broad, opposite, petioled leaves. The corolla appears pinkish, being basically white inside with pink tinge at least outside. Hooked tips on the bristle-like mature upper sepal lobes suggest animal dispersal. The reflexed fruit, unlike that of Persicaria virginiana, is not under tension.

Locations

Alcona County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Arenac County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Only on Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Clinton County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Iosco County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
    Only on Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Midland County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ontonagon County
Ottawa County
Saginaw County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola 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 16, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1914.