bilberry Ericaceae Vaccinium myrtillus
Leaf:Alternate, simple, elliptical to ovate, to 1 1/2 inch long, margins serrate, green above and paler beneath.
Flower:Species is monoecious; small (1/4 inch), solitary, pink, bell-shaped.
Fruit:Very small (1/4 inch), blue-black berries with reddish flesh, edible.
Twig:Slender, zigzag and sharply angled, green, mostly hairless; buds small and pointed.
Bark:Initially green, becoming reddish brown, smooth.
Form:Low growing, highly branched (may resemble a broom) deciduous shrub usually under 1 foot tall; forms rhizomatous thickets.