(Vaccinium caespitosum)

A plant of dwarf blueberry in full bloom

Family:  Ericaceae

Dwarf blueberry is another of the several blueberries found growing in North America.  It is found across Canada and in the northern half of the United States.

            It is a low-lying plant rarely reaching half a meter in height forming a carpetlike stand in rocky mountainous meadows. The foliage is reddish-green to green and the leaves are shiny on dorsal as well as the ventral sides.  The leaves are also finely serrated.

A fruit of dwarf blueberry

            Flowers are tiny urn-shaped light pink cups less than a centimeter wide.

            The fruits are edible and can be used like those of other blueberries.