Rudbeckia subtomentosa Pursh
Common Name: SWEET CONEFLOWER
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb
Status: X

The occurrence of this species in Michigan rests on a fragmentary specimen from near Alma, Gratiot Co. (C. A. Davis in 1894, US) and one cannot help but wonder whether some mixture of specimen or data occurred long ago. The species ranges otherwise southwest of Michigan, but is known close enough in northwestern Indiana that it might be discovered at a more likely site in southwestern Michigan. It is now also included in some so called prairie plantings and was collected as "Persisting...about 20 years" in such a planting in Lenawee Co. (not mapped).

Locations

Gratiot 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=438.