Scrophularia lanceolata Small
Common Name: EARLY FIGWORT
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Often forms dense stands, with stems up to 2 m tall; very conspicuous along roadsides and railroads; often in forests, especially clearings, openings, edges, and old roads; fields, fencerows, and thickets; shores and swamp borders; often thrives after some disturbance.

The width of the free part of the staminodium is variable, but usually broader than in S. marilandica (in which it seldom exceeds 1 mm). Both species bear a large number of flowers over a long blooming season (some flowers open while others have formed mature fruit). Hence, it may be difficult to determine that S. lanceolata is an earlier-blooming plant, the first flowers appearing in May or June, while in S. marilandica they usually appear in July or August (though at least one collection, from Lenawee Co., bloomed the last week of June).

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Barry County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Charlevoix County
    Only on Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Delta County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Gladwin County
Gogebic County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Iron County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Leelanau County
    Including Manitou Islands
Livingston County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Missaukee County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ontonagon County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 14, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2676.