Jasione montana L.
Common Name: SHEEPBIT
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

A native of Europe and western Asia collected once in Michigan, in 1956, on a sunny, gravelly hillside in the Ortonville State Recreation Area in Oakland Co. 

This species has blue flowers with 5 narrow corolla lobes arrayed in a dense involucrate head, rather like some Asteraceae or Dipsacaceae, and is apparently more frequent as a weed in sandy fields and banks east of Michigan (and also known from the Pacific Northwest).


Oakland County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. November 30, 2022. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2910.