Elliott's blueberry Ericaceae Vaccinium elliottii
Leaf:Alternate, simple, deciduous (may be tardily), elliptical, up to 1 1/2 inches long and usually under 1 inch wide, entire or serrated margins, shiny green above and below and somewhat thickened.
Flower:Small, white to pink, elongated bell-shaped, in clusters of 3-5, appearing in spring with or just before the leaves.
Fruit:Small (1/3 inch), black berry ripens by mid-summer. Fruits are sweet and edible.
Twig:Slender, zigzag, usually green (may be reddish) and somewhat pubescent; vegetative buds are small, red and pointed; flower buds are considerably larger and round.
Bark:Reddish brown, very shreddy.
Form:An upright shrub typically with several main stems and an open crown reaching up to 9 feet tall.