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The yelow flower of a Michigan monkey-flower.

Photo courtesy of Michigan Natural Features Inventory

A botanist was once served a sprig of Michigan monkey-flower as a garnish on a restaurant dinner plate, leading to the discovery of a new population of this species!

 

Michigan Monkey-flower (Erythranthe michiganensis)

The Michigan monkey-flower is a rare Michigan endemic plant with a range restricted to Great Lakes shorelines in the Mackinac Straits and Grand Traverse regions. It is semi-aquatic and forms mats over mucky soil and sand saturated or covered by cold, flowing spring water. Habitat for the Michigan monkey-flower habitat has been lost to recreational and residential development, which led to declines and listing this plant as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act.

 

Status: Endangered listed June 21, 1990 Adobe PDF Icon

 

Habitat: Soils saturated with cold flowing spring water; found along seepages, streams and lakeshores

 

Lead Region: Midwest Region

 

Region 3 Lead Office: Michigan Field Office

 

Range: Michigan

 

For More Information

 

5-Year Review (2018) - information about current status

 

Species Profile

 

Final Listing Rule - includes life history and status information.

 

Michigan Natural Features Inventory

 

Federal Register Final Rule: Technical Corrections for Three Midwest Region Plant Species (Sept. 14, 2010) - - includes Michigan monkey-flower

 


Listed Plants

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