Sherardia arvensis L.
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

Sherardia arvensis R. W. Smith

An Old World native, still fairly local as a weed of disturbed ground in North America. First collected in 1920 at East Lansing, Ingham Co. (B. A. Walpole, BLH, MSC); apparently quite scarce, but possibly overlooked elsewhere.

Plants resemble a low, creeping Galium with bristly ovaries and leaves, but the little heads of pink to blue flowers with long corolla tubes are distinctive.


Berrien County
Ingham County
Kalamazoo County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. March 20, 2018.