Shrubs of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Ericaceae
Vaccinium angustifolium (Lowbush-blueberry)
Flower colorwhite
Number of petals5
Petal statefused
Leaf persistencedeciduous
Leaf arrangementalternate
Leaf groupingsimple
Leaf marginentire
Leaf/leaflet shapeelliptic
Fruit typefleshy
Fruit colorblue
Flowering datesearly May
Fruiting datesearly June
HabitatDry woods
LocalityNotch Visitor's Center.
DescriptionThis is a low shrub up to a foot tall with urn-shaped flowers. The branches are greenish. The leaves are dark green with serrate margins and are about 0.5 to 1.5 inches long with a pointed tip and base. It is one of the common blueberry species.
CommentUncommon on basalt regions of the Range.
Flower photoPW
Flower photo 2PW
Fruit photoKBS
Leaf photoKBS