Vaccinium oxycoccos L.
Common Name: SMALL CRANBERRY
Coefficient of Conservatism: 8
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt Shrub

Bog mats (rarely in fens or cedar swamps except on sphagnum hummocks), persisting under spruce and tamarack.

Inattentive collectors often mix this species with V. macrocarpon and even with Gaultheria hispidula. The acute aspect of the leaf tips is often enhanced by more revolute leaf margins toward the apex, resulting also in a somewhat ovate blade. In both cranberries, the stamens are 8, each anther terminating in 2 long slender tubules; the cone-like mass of stamens and strongly reflexed petals combine to give the flower the appearance of a miniature shooting-star (Primula meadia). See also comments under V. macrocarpon.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Clare County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Gratiot County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Iron County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Manitou Islands
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Montcalm County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ontonagon County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Sanilac County
Schoolcraft County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola 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 16, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1238.