Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton  
Family: Ericaceae
early low blueberry, low sweet blueberry, low-bush blueberry
[Vaccinium angustifolium var. hypolasium Aiton, Vaccinium angustifolium var. laevifolium Aiton, Vaccinium angustifolium var. nigrum Aiton, Vaccinium brittonii Porter ex E.P.Bicknell, Vaccinium lamarckii Camp, Vaccinium nigrum (A.W.Wood) Britton, Vaccinium pensilvanicum Lam., Vaccinium pensilvanicum var. angustifolium Lam., Vaccinium pensilvanicum var. nigrum Lam.]
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Robert W. Freckmann  
Etymology: Vaccinium: ancient Latin name for bilberry, origin obscure
Plants: erect, perennial, 2"-14" tall shrub forming large colonies
Leaves: deciduous, smooth, narrowly elliptical with tiny, sharp teeth
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 3/8" long, urn-shaped, lobes shorter than the tube; blooms May-June
Fruits: blue, shiny berry with many seeds
Habitat: moist to dry; woods, forests, bogs, clearings; in rocky, sandy soil
Vaccinium angustifolium image
Vaccinium angustifolium image
Robert R. Kowal  
Vaccinium angustifolium image
Matthew L. Wagner  
Vaccinium angustifolium image
Matthew L. Wagner  
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