Chaenorhinum minus (L.) Lange
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

Native to southern Europe, this species seems partial to cinders of railroad ballast, but also occurs in gravel pits, newly graded roadsides and clearings, dumps, gravelly shores, and other such disturbed, dry habitats.

The first Michigan collections are from railroad yards at Port Huron, St. Clair Co., in 1901. The lower leaves are frequently opposite. This little linear-leaved annual may be only a few centimeters tall when it flowers, or it may be much taller (close to 0.5 m) and bushy.


Allegan County
Alpena County
Arenac County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Charlevoix County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Clare County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Missaukee County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Oakland County
Oscoda County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Sanilac County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph 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. October 20, 2021.