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Blueberry
Vaccinium uliginosum
  
About Blueberry (Vaccinium uliginosum) Nurseries Show All Photos Vaccinium uliginosum (Bog Bilberry or Northern Bilberry) is a flowering plant in the genus Vaccinium. It is native to cool temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, at low altitudes in the Arctic, and at high altitudes south to the Pyrenees, the Alps, and the Caucasus in Europe, the mountains of Mongolia, northern China and central Japan in Asia, and the Sierra Nevada in California and the Rocky Mountains in Utah in North America. It grows on wet acidic soils on heathland, moorland, tundra, and in the understory of coniferous forests, from sea level in the Arctic, up to 3,400 meter altitude in the south of the range.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Shrub

Max. Height
2 ft (0.6 m)

Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Moderate

Flower Color
Purple

Flowering Season
Summer
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter


Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Site Type
Rocky woods

Sun
Sun

Elevation ?
113' - 13977'

Annual Precip. ?
16.9" - 122.2"

Summer Precip. ?
0.30" - 4.14"

Coldest Month ?
10.0° F - 48.4° F

Hottest Month ?
33.4° F - 74.1° F

Humidity ?
0.48 vpd - 23.42 vpd

Soil Description
Prefers loamy soils

Landscaping Information
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Nursery Availability
Rarely Available

Other Names
Common Names
Bog Blueberry



Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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