bog blueberry Ericaceae Vaccinium uliginosum
Leaf:Alternate, simple, somewhat leathery, elliptical to obovate, 1/2 to 1 inch long, margins entire, distinctly blue to green above with networked vein pattern beneath.
Flower:Small (1/4 inch), in clusters of 1-4, pink, bell-shaped.
Fruit:Small (1/4-1/2 inch), blue berries with a white bloom, edible and sweet.
Twig:Slender, zigzag, round, yellow-green and hairy; buds small and pointed.
Bark:Gray-brown to reddish brown, becoming finely shreddy.
Form:Low growing, highly branched deciduous shrub usually under 18” tall; matted to erect.