Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Vaccinium cespitosum Michx. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           
Family Ericaceae
Vaccinium cespitosum Michx.
dwarf bilberry, dwarf huckleberry
Vaccinium: ancient Latin name for bilberry, origin obscure
cespitosum: caespes for "a turf, sod; field;" osus for "like"
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Status: Endangered
Plant: perennial shrub 4"-8" tall
Flower: pinkish, 5-parted; blooms June-July
Leaf:obovate or paddle-shaped, tapering to the base

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Vaccinium arbuscula (A.Gray) Merriam
Vaccinium cespitosum Michx. var. arbuscula A.Gray
Vaccinium cespitosum Michx. var. cespitosum

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