Sorbaria sorbifolia (L.) A. Braun
Common Name: FALSE SPIRAEA
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad Shrub

A native of Asia, locally well established as an escape from cultivation, spreading readily by suckers to form large colonies on roadsides and banks, at edges of fields, and near old homesites. First collected in 1914 in St. Clair and Washtenaw Cos. The long new shoots are herbaceous, but older stems are woody though somewhat soft.

Locations

Baraga County
Benzie County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Emmet County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Kalamazoo County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ottawa County
St. Clair 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=2568.