Rhodotypos scandens (Thunb.) Makino
Common Name: JETBEAD
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad Shrub

Disturbed, often shrubby forests. An occasional escape, often fairly far from habitation. First collected in 1988 by A. A. Reznicek et al. in Washtenaw Co.

Unique among our Rosaceae in having opposite leaves. The fruit resembles a blackberry where only four or fewer large druplets have matured, but the druplets are dry, hard, and glossy black.

Locations

Berrien County
Ingham County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Oakland County
Ottawa 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 15, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2534.