Vaccinium myrtilloides Michaux. Phen: May-Jul. Hab: Acidic, high elevation slopes and cliffs. Dist: NL (Labrador) west to BC, south to PA, VA, w. NC, WV, IN, and MN. Reported for the NC side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Haywood County) (K. Langdon, pers. comm. 2009). The possible occurrence of this species on Grandfather Mountain is based on somewhat ambiguous specimens and needs additional confirmation.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: Vaccinium myrtilloides is a diploid species, 2x=24 (Redpath et al. 2022). See Vander Kloet & Hall (1981) for a summary of additional information on this species.
Synonymy: = C, F, FNA8, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, Va, W, WV, Camp (1945), Redpath et al (2022), Uttal (1987), Vander Kloet (1988); = n/a – RAB