Vaccinium myrtilloides Michx.
Family: Ericaceae
Canada blueberry,  more...
[Cyanococcus canadensis (Kalm ex A.Rich.) Rydb.,  more]
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Merel R. Black  
Etymology: Vaccinium: ancient Latin name for bilberry, origin obscure
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-20" tall shrub forming large colonies
Leaves: deciduous, soft, thin, narrowly elliptical to lance-like, hairy below, edges not toothed
Flowers: white, 5-parted, urn-shaped; inflorescence with drooping flowers in a cluster from the leaf axils; blooms May-July
Fruits: shiny blue, 1/4" berry with many seeds
Habitat: moist to dry; bogs
Conservation Status: Native
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Dennis W. Woodland  
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Derek Anderson  
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