Ficus carica L.
Common Name: COMMON FIG
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad Shrub

Ficus carica A. A. Reznicek

A commonly cultivated species native to southwest Asia and the eastern Mediterranean, rarely established in alleys and margins of yards, in urban areas; collected in 1979 in Macomb Co. by R. E. Gereau.

Well known southward, this species has large, 3–5-lobed leaves scabrous on the upper surfaces and figs borne singly on short peduncles in the leaf axils. An occasional waif may be found in sheltered sites this far north. The stems die back essentially to the ground each year. Fruit, however, may be formed on first-year sprouts. For some years a small spontaneous fig persisted in an alleyway off Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor (Washtenaw Co.) before being eradicated; no voucher specimens were collected.


Macomb County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. October 6, 2022.