Gaylussacia baccata (Wangenh.) K. Koch
Common Name: HUCKLEBERRY, CRACKLEBERRY
Coefficient of Conservatism: 7
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt Shrub

Thrives in acid situations, from old dunes and plains with oak, pine, and birch to wet bogs with such genera as Chamaedaphne and Larix.

The nearly black (very rarely glaucous) fruit ripens distinctly later than the common blueberries, with which it may grow. The corollas vary from yellow to a rich reddish, but rarely they or the fruit may be white. The leaves, which turn a handsome red in the fall, can be rubbed between the fingers or on a piece of paper to see the characteristic resinous substance which, besides the fruit, readily distinguishes our true huckleberry from the blueberries.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Arenac County
    Including Charity Island
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Only on Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Clare County
Crawford County
Delta County
Emmet County
Gladwin County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Iosco County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Missaukee County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ontonagon County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph 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 15, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1217.