Gaultheria hispidula (L.) Bigelow
Common Name: CREEPING-SNOWBERRY
Coefficient of Conservatism: 8
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt Shrub

Forming flat mats in moist forests, thickets, and swamps of cedar, spruce, tamarack, or other conifers; often on mossy logs and hummocks.

The foliage is sometimes confused with that of the cranberries, but differs in the wintergreen flavor, strigose stems, more acute leaf tips, green undersides of the leaves, and bristle-like glands or hairs on the undersides (and often margins) of the leaves.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Antrim County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie 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
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Iron County
Kalkaska County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Manitou Islands
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Menominee County
Missaukee County
Montcalm County
Montmorency County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 16, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1215.