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Vaccinium boreale I. V. Hall & Aalders
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Vaccinium boreale I.V. Hall & Aalders
northern blueberry

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Symbol: VABO
Group: Dicot
Family: Ericaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Ericales
Family Ericaceae – Heath family
Genus Vaccinium L. – blueberry
Species Vaccinium boreale I.V. Hall & Aalders – northern blueberry

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20. Vaccinium boreale I. V. Hall & Aalders, Amer. J. Bot. 48: 200. 1961.

Northern blueberry, sweet hurts, bleuet boréal

Plants forming small, dense colonies, 0.1-0.9 dm, (super-ficially rhizomatous); twigs green, (delicate), angled, (intri-cately branched), hairy in lines. Leaves deciduous; blade bright green, narrowly elliptic, 8-21 × 2-6 mm, membranous, margins sharply, uniformly serrate, surfaces usually glabrous, eglandular abaxially. Flowers: calyx green, glaucous, glabrous (sometimes ciliate); corolla white to greenish white, cylindric, 3-4 mm; filaments ciliate. Berries blue, glaucous, 3-5 mm diam., glabrous. Seeds 10-30, ca. 1.1 mm. 2 n = 24.

Flowering late spring-early summer. Headlands, open, rocky uplands, alpine heaths and meadows, forest-tundra. 0-2000 m; N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.S., Que.; Maine, N.H., N.Y., Vt.

SELECTED REFERENCE Vander Kloet, S. P. 1977. The taxonomic status of Vaccinium boreale . Canad. J. Bot. 55: 281-288.

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