Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
B. S. Walters
Prairies (often wet), wet meadows, open borders of marshes and swamps; rarely seen.
The yucca-like leaves, with remote spines along their margins, are unlike those of any other native species in Michigan.
Although apparently native in the Oak Openings region of Ohio, the southeastern Michigan record, from Lenawee Co. has spread from plantings. Similar occurrences (not mapped) elsewhere in southeastern Michigan, and as far north as Leelanau Co., are also from prairie plantings, of which this is a favorite component, despite being native in only a tiny portion of the State.