Adlumia fungosa (Aiton) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.
Common Name: CLIMBING FUMITORY, ALLEGHANY VINE
Coefficient of Conservatism: 4
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt B-Vine
Status: SC
Adlumia fungosa B. S. Walters

Forests, rocky shores, and thickets; seems to do well on rocky islands and shores of the northern Great Lakes; in the southern half of the Lower Peninsula occasional on forested dunes and appearing sporadically from the seedbank after forest disturbance such as logging and clearing.

Our only vine in this family, distinctive in the persistent spongy corolla of definitely united petals.This is a genus of only two species, the other in eastern Asia.

Though native in forest settings, this is occasionally cultivated as an ornamental, and at least the Ingham Co. specimen suggests "Probably escaped from cultivation."  Often associated with some soil disturbance, this species can occur in small numbers in rocky woods and on cliffs and rocky shores, especially in limestone areas near the straits. Here and elsewhere, may occasionally become briefly abundant after clearlng, then quickly retreating into the seedbank.

 

Locations

Berrien County
Charlevoix County
    Only on Beaver Island
Chippewa County
    Only on Drummond Island
Delta County
Ingham County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Marquette County
Menominee County
Ontonagon County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
St. Clair County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. May 8, 2021. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1882.