Geum fragarioides (Michx.) Smedmark
Common Name: BARREN-STRAWBERRY
Synonym: Waldsteinia fragarioides
Coefficient of Conservatism: 6
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Waldsteinia fragarioides of Michigan Flora.

Rather local, but often abundant when found. In northern Michigan, generally in open thickets, savannas, or forests, including thin soil over rock outcrops, with conifers and/or aspen and birch; in the southern part of the state, mostly in moist deciduous forests.

Although this species somewhat resembles a wild strawberry in habit, the leaflets are obtuse or rounded (not acute), the achenes and receptacle are dry, and the petals are yellow; bractlets in the calyx, if present at all, are minute and not all developed. The leaves are ± winter-green; old ones are evident with the new growth at flowering time (May–June).

Locations

Alcona County
Alpena County
Baraga County
Chippewa County
    Only on Drummond Island
Dickinson County
Eaton County
Genesee County
Gogebic County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Iron County
Isabella County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Marquette County
Menominee County
Oakland County
Ontonagon County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2577.