bog blueberry Ericaceae Vaccinium
|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.
Looks like: dwarf bilberry
- ovalleaf huckleberry
- big huckleberry
| Additional Range Information:
Vaccinium uliginosum is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting bog blueberry.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson