Sub-category: heather family
A species of blueberry native to eastern North America, also the most common commercially-grown blueberry in North America. In the wild, it is enjoyed by birds, bears and small mammals.
A deciduous shrub growing to 4 m tall, often found in dense thickets. The dark glossy green leaves are elliptical and up to 5 cm long. In fall, the leaves change to a brilliant red. The flowers are white, bell-shaped, 10 mm long. The fruit is a dark blue to black berry.
Found in wooded or open areas with moist acidic soils.