Aug. 23, 2020

Carol's place

Carol's remarkable place included 17 Michigan rarities. Those are wild petunia (Ruellia strepens), and ravenfoot sedge (Carex crus-corvi), both endangered. Threatened species are wild hyacinth (Camassia scilloides), toadshade (Trillium sessile), beakgrass (Diarrhena obovata), winged monkeyflower (Mimulus alata, shown here), Virginia water-horehound (Lycopus virginicus), frost grape (Vitis vulpina), and wood lettuce (Lactuca floridana). Special concern plants are wahoo (Euonymus purpreus), Davis' sedge (Carex davisii), and knotweed dodder (Cuscuta polygonorum). Species rare enough to have been formerly listed are James' sedge (Carex jamesii), shellbark hickory (Carya laciniosa), and false pimpernel (lindernia dubia, var. anagallidea). Also present are rough dogwood (Cornus drummondii) and false bindweed (Calystegia silvatica), which in Michigan only occur in the extreme southeast.