Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton
Family: Ericaceae
early low blueberry, low sweet blueberry, low-bush blueberry
Vaccinium angustifolium image
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