Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton image
Photographer: Kenneth J. Sytsma           

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Family Ericaceae
Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton
early low blueberry, low-bush blueberry, low sweet blueberry
Vaccinium: ancient Latin name for bilberry, origin obscure
angustifolium: Latin for "narrow leaf"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 2"-14" tall shrub forming large colonies
Flower: white, 5-parted, 3/8" long, urn-shaped, lobes shorter than the tube; blooms May-June
Fruit:blue, shiny berry with many seeds
Leaf:deciduous, smooth, narrowly elliptical with tiny, sharp teeth
Habitat: moist to dry; woods, forests, bogs, clearings; in rocky, sandy soil

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Flora of North America (off site)
Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton var. hypolasium Fernald
Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton var. laevifolium House
Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton var. nigrum (A.W.Wood) Dole
Vaccinium brittonii Porter ex E.P.Bicknell
Vaccinium lamarckii Camp
Vaccinium nigrum (A.W.Wood) Britton
Vaccinium pensilvanicum Lam.
Vaccinium pensilvanicum Lam. var. angustifolium (Aiton) A.Gray
Vaccinium pensilvanicum Lam. var. nigrum A.W.Wood

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