Centaurium pulchellum (Sw.) Hand.-Mazz.
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

Introduced from Europe. Occurs in disturbed habitats similar to those of C. erythraea, including roadsides and lawns, but more often in areas where salt is applied.

Much more recently invading Michigan, where not collected until 1959 in Oakland Co. A shorter and more delicate plant than C. erythraea, up to 20 cm tall, and usually very bushy in aspect. See Pringle (2007) for the authorship of the name.


Bay County
Berrien County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
Macomb County
Monroe County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
Saginaw County
St. Clair County
Tuscola County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. February 26, 2021. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1389.