Vaccinium myrtilloides Michx.
Common Name: VELVETLEAF BLUEBERRY, CANADA BLUEBERRY
Coefficient of Conservatism: 4
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt Shrub

Thrives on dry sandy or rocky open or ± shaded ground, often with V. angustifolium but, more frequently than that species, also found in moist places, including bogs and swamps.

Quite distinct in its entire, ± densely pubescent leaves. The fruit is usually blue with a glaucous bloom, but may be purple-black; the white-fruited f. chiococcum (W. Deane) Fernald has been collected in Cheboygan, Houghton, and Marquette Cos. and doubtless occurs elsewhere. (The dried fruit has turned blue on all these specimens.)

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Bay County
Benzie County
Calhoun County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Clare County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Gladwin County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Iosco County
Iron County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lake County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
    Including Manitou Islands
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Menominee County
Midland County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Osceola County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Sanilac County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wexford 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=1236.