Schizachne purpurascens (Torr.) Swallen
Common Name: FALSE MELIC
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Grass

In forests of all kinds (mixed forests, jack pines, oak, aspen), especially in openings and on sandy or rocky soil, but also in rich deciduous forests and in groves of pine and cedar.

A distinctive and attractive grass. The spikelets, especially the glumes, are usually strongly flushed with purplish, and the awns tend to be spreading.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Baraga County
Bay County
Berrien County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Clare County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Iron County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
    Including Manitou Islands
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Missaukee County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
Washtenaw County
Wexford 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=2213.