Malaxis monophyllos (L.) Sw.
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Local, and seldom noticed, in mixed forests and swamps (often on hummocks or mossy logs), coniferous swamps and thickets by shores, jack pine and mixed forests on sandy soil along Lake Superior dunes, peaty places (seldom on sedge mats), especially along trails.

Our plants are subsp. brachypoda (A. Gray) Á. Löve & D. Löve or var. brachypoda (A. Gray) F. Morris, with the lip lowermost, now often recognized as M. brachypoda (A. Gray) Fernald.


Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Antrim County
Benzie County
Charlevoix County
    Only on Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Clare County
Crawford County
Delta County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Iosco County
Kalamazoo County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Manistee County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Montcalm County
Montmorency County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ogemaw County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Washtenaw County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. November 30, 2022.