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Bog Blueberry - Vaccinium uliginosum
Other Names:  Vaccinium occidentale


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 8

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General Description
Shrubs to 60 cm. Stems terete; foliage buds small with paired scales; floral buds larger, with 4 to 6 imbricate scales. Leaves to 20 mm long; blades elliptic, margins entire, not reticulate-veined beneath. Inflorescence of 1 (to 3) flower borne from the upper-most floral buds on last year’s stem. Flowers: calyx lobes deltoid; corolla elliptic urn-shaped, to ca. 5 mm long, white to pale pink. Berry blue, to ca. 5 mm broad, calyx lobes persistent on the summit (Stickney in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC, MT south to CA, NV, UT and WY (Stickney in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX) .

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 6

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Habitat
Wet meadows to exposed, perennially moist turf; subalpine, alpine (Stickney in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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