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.

Locations

Charlevoix County
Gogebic County
Iron County
Ontonagon 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=2726.