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Bilberry - Vaccinium myrtillus


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Low shrubs to ca. 30 cm. Stems stout, divergently branched; those 2–3 yr old green, sharply angled. Leaves to ca. 25 mm long; blades ovate. Corolla as wide or wider than long, to ca. 5 mm, greenish-white, tinged with pink. Berry dark purple to dark red, to ca. 7 mm broad (Stickney in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC, AB south to OR, NV, AZ, NM; Europe (Stickney in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX) .

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 29

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Bilberry — Vaccinium myrtillus.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from