Vaccinium cespitosum


Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 234. 1803 ,.

Common names: Dwarf bilberry airelle gazonnante
Synonyms: Vaccinium arbuscula (A. Gray) Merriam Vaccinium caespitosum var. arbuscula A. Gray Vaccinium caespitosum var. paludicola (Camp) Hultén Vaccinium geminiflorum Camp Vaccinium nivictum Vaccinium paludicola
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 524. Mentioned on page 516, 522.

Plants forming dense colonies, 0.3–6 dm, superficially rhizomatous; twigs yellow-green, reddish green, or reddish brown, terete to somewhat angled, finely puberulent or, rarely, glabrous. Leaf blades green, usually oblanceolate, sometimes obovate or narrowly elliptic, 10–30 × 3–12 mm, margins usually serrulate from apex to at least mid blade, surfaces usually glandular abaxially, usually glabrous adaxially. Flowers: calyx pale green, lobes vestigial, glabrous; corolla white, white with pink striping, or pink, cylindric-urceolate to globose, 4–7 × 3–5 mm, thin, glaucous; filaments glabrous. Berries usually blue, glaucous, rarely dull black, 5–9 mm diam. Seeds ca. 1 mm. 2n = 24.

Phenology: Flowering late spring-mid summer.
Habitat: Open, usually dry habitats, from lowland to subalpine areas
Elevation: 0-4500 m


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Alta., B.C., Man., N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.W.T., N.S., Nunavut, Ont., Que., Sask., Yukon, Alaska, Calif., Colo., Idaho, Maine, Mich., Minn., Mont., N.H., N.Mex., N.Y., Oreg., Vt., Wash., Wis., Wyo., Mexico (Chihuahua, Durango, Hidalgo), Central America (Guatemala).


Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Sam P. Vander Kloet +
Michaux +
Dwarf bilberry +  and airelle gazonnante +
Alta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. +, N.W.T. +, N.S. +, Nunavut +, Ont. +, Que. +, Sask. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Calif. +, Colo. +, Idaho +, Maine +, Mich. +, Minn. +, Mont. +, N.H. +, N.Mex. +, N.Y. +, Oreg. +, Vt. +, Wash. +, Wis. +, Wyo. +, Mexico (Chihuahua +, Durango +, Hidalgo) +  and Central America (Guatemala). +
0-4500 m +
Open, usually dry habitats, from lowland to subalpine areas +
Flowering late spring-mid summer. +
Fl. Bor.-Amer. +
Vaccinium arbuscula +, Vaccinium caespitosum var. arbuscula +, Vaccinium caespitosum var. paludicola +, Vaccinium geminiflorum +, Vaccinium nivictum +  and Vaccinium paludicola +
Vaccinium cespitosum +
Vaccinium sect. Myrtillus +
species +