Solanum tuberosum L.
Common Name: POTATO
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

The potato’s ancestors were originally native in highlands of South America, but our well-known vegetable was developed in cultivation over thousands of years. Not really established anywhere out of cultivation, but surviving, where dumped, long enough to flower or for as long as 5 years in abandoned fields; occasionally found in ditches and disturbed ground. First collected in 1892 in St. Clair Co.

Locations

Baraga County
Berrien County
Cheboygan County
Kalamazoo County
Leelanau County
St. Clair County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2716.