Please try our next iteration of the Michigan Flora Online here. Beginning on February 1, 2023, will point to this new site.

The new site offers several benefits over the existing website, including real coordinate mapping, giving a clearer view of the density of documentation as well as more precision about plant distributions and their link to landforms. We will also have the ability to update species pages more regularly, both in terms of new collections and as more existing Michigan specimens are georeferenced. In addition, we have a better photo display, and offer indented keys.


1. Stem herbaceous, unbranched; leaves sessile, pubescent; fruit a dryish drupe (with 3 pits).


1. Stem woody, branched; leaves in most species at least short-petioled, glabrous or pubescent; fruit a fleshy drupe (with 2 pits) or several-seeded berry.

2. Corolla over 1 cm long, with prolonged tube, bilaterally symmetrical; fruit a berry, yellow to red or blue to purple-black.


2. Corolla less than 1 cm long, bell-shaped, regular or nearly so; fruit a white drupe with 2 pits (red to purple in 1 occasionally escaped species).



MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 29, 2023.