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Mertensia virginica (L.) Pers.
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb
Status: E

Rich forests and floodplain forests.

A beloved plant for wildflower gardens and though rare in the wild, this spreads readily in yards and beyond; plants from Ingham, Oakland, Schoolcraft, and probably Wayne Cos. are undoubtedly escapes. The plant is ephemeral, and disappears underground by late May or early June.


Cass County
Ingham County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Muskegon County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
Schoolcraft County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 30, 2023.