Daphne mezereum L.
Common Name: DAPHNE
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad Shrub

Daphne mezereum A. A. Reznicek

A native of Europe, sometimes cultivated and spread into nearby disturbed forests. First collected by R. B. MacFarlane in 1995 in Ontonagon Co.

This is a distinctive small shrub with very fragrant flowers in which the floral tube ends in 4 spreading petal-like lobes. Flowers are sessile on the stems and bloom in early spring before the leaves expand.


Charlevoix County
Gogebic County
Iron County
Ontonagon County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. March 17, 2018. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2726.