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Vaccinium cespitosum, (also, caespitosum), the dwarf bilberry, is a species of flowering shrub in the genus Vaccinium, which includes blueberries, huckleberries, and cranberries.

Range

Vaccinium cespitosum is found across Canada, the Great Lakes region, and the Western United States including California.

Description

Vaccinium cespitosum is a low-lying plant rarely reaching half a meter (1.5 feet) in height which forms a carpetlike stand in rocky mountainous meadows. The dwarf bilberry foliage is reddish-green to green and the flowers are tiny urn-shaped light pink cups less than a centimeter wide.

The fruits are edible blue bilberries.

Written on June 13th, 2012 , Fruits Tags:

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