Claytonia virginica L.
Coefficient of Conservatism: 4
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Upland beech-maple and oak forests, persisting after clearing (consequently with as unlikely associates as Opuntia on Oceana Co. sands); also in lowland, even mucky forests.

An occasional robust plant may have large cauline leaves only 4–5 times as long as broad, but these are more elliptic or oblong than the characteristic leaf shape of C. caroliniana. Claytonia virginica, much more than C. caroliniana, is very variable in size, from small plants with very narrow linear leaves to large, broad-leaved (to ca. 1 cm wide, but very long) plants up to 2030 cm tall in some woodlots in southeastern Michigan. Some of this variation may be correlated to the wide variation in chromosome numbers found in this species. 


Alcona County
Allegan County
Arenac County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Clare County
Clinton County
Delta County
Eaton County
Genesee County
Gladwin County
Gogebic County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
    Only on Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ontonagon County
Osceola County
Ottawa County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Sanilac County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. November 29, 2022.