Cascade bilberry Ericaceae Vaccinium deliciosum
Leaf:Alternate, simple, deciduous, elliptical, ovate, or obovate, to 2 inches long base is wedge-shaped; margins finely toothed (often only on upper 2/3 of blade); pale blue-green above and waxy below, red to purple in the fall.
Flower:Perfect, small (1/4 inch long); solitary; nodding; pinkish; corolla fused and nearly round; borne singly in leaf axils; appear in late spring.
Fruit:Small (1/4 to 1/2 inch diameter) blue berries, with waxy bloom; ripen in late summer, delicious.
Twig:Red-green and somewhat angled.
Bark:Gray and shreddy.
Form:A low shrub to 1 1/2 feet tall; may form dense mats because of rhizomatous spreading and stems that readily root where they touch the ground.