Malus pumila Mill.
Common Name: APPLE
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad Tree

This is the common garden apple, a major fruit crop in Michigan (which stands third in the nation in apple production) and frequently spread to roadsides, shores, railroad grades, fields, disturbed places, and even forested areas. First collected in 1884 in Keweenaw Co.

Human beings discarding cores are doubtless a major agent of dispersal. Originally native in Eurasia, the domestic apple has been greatly modified and diversified by selection and also hybridization, so that the taxonomy is obscure. In fact, Korban & Skirvin (1984) argue that the name for the cultivated apple is M. ×domestica Borkh.


Locations

Allegan County
Antrim County
Baraga County
Barry County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Clare County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gogebic County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Iosco County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Menominee County
Midland County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ontonagon County
Osceola County
Ottawa County
Roscommon County
St. Clair County
Tuscola 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 16, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2499.