Vaccinium uliginosum L.
Common Name: ALPINE BILBERRY, BOG-BILBERRY
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Nt Shrub
Status: T
Vaccinium uliginosum A. A. Reznicek

A circumpolar arctic-alpine species, at its southern border in the Great Lakes region at Isle Royale, including especially Passage Island and some others, where it grows in crevices and margins of rock pools.

The flowers are usually said to be mostly 4-merous, but all of our material (insofar as flowering) has 5-merous flowers. The fruit of both this and V. cespitosum is blue-glaucous, as in V. ovalifolium and V. myrtilloides.

Locations

Keweenaw County
    Only on Isle Royale

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 13, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1240.