Solanum lycopersicum L.
Common Name: TOMATO
Synonym: Lycopersicon esculentum
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

Solanum lycopersicum B. S. Walters

Lycopersicon esculentum of Michigan Flora.

Disturbed ground, including dumps, railroad embankments, shores, river banks. This very well-known garden plant originated in Western South America. First collected in 1886 in Ingham Co. The seeds may survive sewage treatment and may appear in quantity where the sludge is dispersed. It seems clear that Lycopersicon should be included within Solanum (Peralta, Spooner, & Knapp, 2008).


Alpena County
Berrien County
Cheboygan County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Kent County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Monroe County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County


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