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Bilberry (Alpine)

Vaccinium uliginosum
Bilberry (Alpine)

Habitat

They are found on mountain summits, sub-alpine forests, bogs and tundra.

Description

They grow from 1-12" depending on exposure (bigger in less exposed areas). They blooms in summer. The flowers are white-pink, bell-shaped with fused petals, and hang below leaves. their fruit turns to blue berry in fall. Their leaves are round.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

  • Flower Type: Flower Regular with 4 petals forming bell

  • Flower Color: White or pink

  • Leaf Arrangement: Alternate

  • Plant Type: Shrub
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Leaf Type: Egg-shaped and entire (smooth edge)

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