Floerkea proserpinacoides Willd.
Common Name: FALSE MERMAID
Coefficient of Conservatism: 7
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Nt A-Forb

Rich deciduous forests, especially in moist, even springy, areas. A weak little plant, blooming usually in late April and the first half of May. Even though it may be abundant when found, it is easily overlooked, thanks to its delicate habit, inconspicuous small flowers on short solitary axillary peduncles, and ephemeral nature, the foliage withering away by summer. The species is at least as conspicuous when the foliage yellows and the dark tuberculate achenes (or mericarps) ripen.

Locations

Alger County
Allegan County
Barry County
Berrien County
Branch County
Cass County
Eaton County
Genesee County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Monroe County
Muskegon County
Oakland County
Ontonagon County
Ottawa County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren 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 11, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1630.