Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton
Common Name: LOW SWEET BLUEBERRY
Coefficient of Conservatism: 4
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt Shrub

Often abundant (and much sought by berry pickers) in dry, sandy or rocky, open or ± shaded ground with oak, pines, and/or aspen; but also in moist places, including peatlands with Chamaedaphne and other shrubs, though less frequently than V. myrtilloides in such places; thrives after clearing or burning.

A polymorphic tetraploid complex; plants with green leaves but blue-glaucous fruit have been segregated from the narrowest interpretation of V. angustifolium as var. laevifolium House or V. lamarckii Camp. Plants with glaucous leaves, but dark blue-black fruit have been segregated as var. nigrum (Alph. Wood) Dole or V. brittonii E. P. Bicknell. The two phases often grow together and are usually quite distinct, but they apparently cross-pollinate freely and do not breed true.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Clare County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Gladwin County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco 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
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Missaukee County
Montcalm County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Osceola County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair 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 18, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1231.