Vaccinium pallidum Aiton
Common Name: DRYLAND BLUEBERRY, HILLSIDE BLUEBERRY
Coefficient of Conservatism: 7
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt Shrub

Usually in dry sandy forests dominated by various oak or hickory species, rarely in moister areas.

The inflorescence is a bit more openly racemose than the dense clusters of our other lowbush blueberries. Very rarely the leaves may be narrower than the usual broadly elliptic to ovate shape, and such plants may be difficult to distinguish from V. angustifolium, if the leaf margins are serrulate, or from small-leaved specimens of V. corymbosum, if the stature is not known or is unusually tall.

Locations

Alger County
Barry County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Hillsdale County
Huron County
Ingham County
Iron County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Monroe County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1239.