Cystopteris bulbifera (L.) Bernh.
Common Name: BULBLET FERN
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt Fern

Seepy shaded slopes and banks in forests, both deciduous and coniferous, cedar swamps, shaded stream banks, seepy, especially calcareous rock outcrops, shaded roadside banks, and shady talus slopes.

The large, ground covering colonies this fern can produce through vegetative spread by the bulbils are a distinctive feature of many moist, shady calcareous settings such as seeps in forests, shaded talus slopes and moist outcrops, and calcareous conifer swamps.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Clare County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gladwin County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Iron County
Isabella County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Osceola County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Sanilac County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
Tuscola 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 17, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=520.