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Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton. Northern Lowbush Blueberry, Sugarberry, Low Sweet Blueberry. Hab: Acidic forests and woodlands, cliffs and talus (especially sandstone and quartzite), usually at high elevations. Dist: NL (Labrador) and NL (Newfoundland) west to MB, south to NJ, PA, sw. VA, IL, and MN. Recently reported for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (J. Rock, pers. comm. 2009) and from Cheoah Bald, Graham County (E. Schwartzman, pers. comm. 2010 and NCU specimen).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Vaccinium angustifolium is a tetraploid species, 4x=48 (Redpath et al. 2022).

Synonymy: = C, FNA8, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, Tat, Va, W, Redpath et al (2022), Uttal (1987), Vander Kloet (1978a), Vander Kloet (1988); = n/a – RAB; > Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton – G, Camp (1945); > Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton var. angustifolium – F, Il, WV; > Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton var. hypolasium Fernald – F; > Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton var. laevifolium House – F, Il, WV; > Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton var. nigrum (Wood) Dole – F, WV; > Vaccinium brittonii Porter ex E.P.Bicknell – Camp (1945); > Vaccinium lamarckii Camp – G, Camp (1945)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FACU
  • Midwest: FACU
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

Heliophily ?: 5

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