Centaurium pulchellum (Sw.) Hand.-Mazz.
Common Name: BRANCHING CENTAURY
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

In disturbed habitats similar to those of C. erythraea, including roadsides and lawns, but often in areas where salt is applied. Much more recently invading Michigan, where not collected until 1959 in Oakland Co. A shorter and more delicate plant than C. erythraea, up to 20 cm tall, and usually very bushy in aspect. See Pringle (2007) for the authorship of the name.

Locations

Bay County
Berrien County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
Macomb County
Monroe County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
Saginaw County
St. Clair County
Tuscola County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 15, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1389.