Chondrilla juncea L.
Common Name: SKELETON-WEED
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Chondrilla juncea A. A. Reznicek

A stout-rooted perennial introduced from Europe and spreading across southern Michigan in recent years along sandy roadsides, railroads, and dry fields. First collected in the state in 1934 in Kalamazoo Co.

The pinnatifid basal leaves wither before the plant flowers and the linear cauline leaves are also mostly shed early, but this species is easily recognized by its dandelion-like achenes, much-branched rush-like stems, and narrow heads with yellow florets.

Locations

Barry County
Bay County
Berrien County
Branch County
Cass County
Ionia County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Mecosta County
Midland County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oceana County
Ottawa County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw 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=281.