Caulophyllum giganteum (Farw.) Loconte & W. H. Blackw.
Synonym: Caulophyllum thalictroides
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Included in C. thalictroides in Michigan Flora.

Rich deciduous forests.

Blooms earlier in the spring than Caulophyllum thalictroides, and then readily recognizable because the young foliage is a dark purplish green, with the flowers a dark blue-purple. Despite the name, this and C. thalictroides are roughly the same size when the leaves are fully expanded.  



Antrim County
Benzie County
Charlevoix County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Ingham County
Iosco County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalkaska County
Lenawee County
Macomb County
Oakland County
Ogemaw County
Ottawa County
Sanilac County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
Tuscola County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. May 26, 2022.