early low blueberry, more...
[Vaccinium angustifolium var. hypolasium Aiton, more]
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
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 4, Wetland Indicator = FACU USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos University of Wisconsin - Green Bay: Shrubs: Photos, descriptions, information USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc.