Sherardia arvensis L.
Common Name: FIELD-MADDER
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

Sherardia arvensis R. W. Smith

An Old World native, still fairly local as a weed of disturbed ground in North America. First collected in 1920 at East Lansing, Ingham Co. (B. A. Walpole, BLH, MSC); apparently quite scarce, but possibly overlooked elsewhere.

Plants resemble a low, creeping Galium with bristly ovaries and leaves, but the little heads of pink to blue flowers with long corolla tubes are distinctive.

Locations

Berrien County
Ingham County
Kalamazoo County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2606.