Vaccinium corymbosum


Common Names: Northern highbush blueberry, blue huckleberry, tall huckleberry, swamp huckleberry, high blueberry, swamp blueberry
Category: Plants
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.

Primary Flower Color: White
Secondary Flower Color: White
 
Edible Notes: Berries are edible and delicious when ripe. Look for frozen or dried wild blueberries in supermarkets and gourmet food stores.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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