Houstonia longifolia Gaertn.
Common Name: LONG-LEAVED BLUETS
Coefficient of Conservatism: 6
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Sandy, often barren savanna with jack pine, oak, and/or aspen, both dry sites and moist areas; shallow soil over limestone; sandy fields.

Our commonest species of bluets. When there are basal leaves, it is often difficult to see the short lowest internodes among them. Occasional plants have pubescent leaves and are close to H. canadensis, but the leaves are all parallel-sided or narrowly elliptic, none of them oblanceolate.

Locations

Alcona County
Allegan County
Barry County
Benzie County
Calhoun County
Cheboygan County
Clare County
Crawford County
Delta County
Genesee County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Jackson County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Missaukee County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ogemaw County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Roscommon County
Schoolcraft 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 15, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2603.