This list was submitted by Ester Lamb (Burr Oak GC), edited by Dr. David Michener (UM Matthaei Botanical Gardens), and sanctioned by Dolores Stouwie (President of MGC) in June 2008. This information is essential in all Flower Show Schedules.
Protected Plants Schedule
The following are only permitted if grown by the exhibitor or obtained in a legal manner and so marked. (This statement can be used in any flower show schedule. Some shows do not allow any protected plants at all, at the discretion of the Show Chairman. If allowed the statement should be printed in the schedule)
Wildflowers protected by Michigan state law:
All Club Moss Lycopodium sp.
All Gentians Gentiana sp.
All Native Orchids Arethusa sp., Calopogon sp.,
Calypso sp., Cleistes sp.,
Cypripedium sp., Habenaria sp.,
Isotria sp., Listera sp., Orchis sp.,
Pogonia sp., Triphora sp., etc.
All Native Trilliums Trillium sp.
Bird’s Foot Violet Viola pedata
Climbing Bittersweet Celastrus scandens
False Indigo Baptisia leucophaea
Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida
North American Lotus Nelumbo lutea
Pipssewa, Prince’s Pine Chimaphila umbellata
Purple Turtlehead Chelone obliqua
Sweet William Phlox maculata
Trailing Arbutus Epigaea repens
Wild Hyacinth Camassia scilloides
Wildflowers protected by request of MichiganGarden Clubs:
Adder’s Tongue, Trout Lily Erythronium americanum
Bloodroot Sanguinaria canadensis
Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis
Cowslip Caltha palustris
Indian Pipe Monotropa uniflora
Jack in the Pulpit Arisaema sp.
Pitcher Plant Sarracenia purpurea f. heterophylla
Spring Beauty Claytonia viginica
Wild Columbine Aquilegia canadensis
Wild Iris Iris sp.
Wild Lilies Lilium sp.
(Daylily, Hemerocallis sp., is NOT a lily)
Outlawed: Purple Loosestrife Lythrum salicaria