Dwarf Bilberry

Dwarf Bilberry Plant Information


Dwarf Bilberry grows in the following 18 states:

Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Oregon, California, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Washington

Vaccinium cespitosum, (also, caespitosum), the dwarf bilberry, is a species of flowering shrub in the genus Vaccinium, which includes blueberries, huckleberries, and cranberries.

Vaccinium cespitosum is widespread across much of Canada including all 3 Arctic territories], as well as the northern and western United States, Mexico, and Guatemala.
Vaccinium cespitosum is a low-lying plant rarely reaching half a meter (1.5 feet) in height which forms a carpet-like stand in rocky mountainous meadows. The dwarf bilberry foliage is reddish-green to green and the flowers are tiny urn-shaped light pink cups less than a centimeter (>0.4 inches) wide.
The fruits are edible blue bilberries.

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