Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition

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ERICACEAE

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

Syn: = C, FNA8, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, Va, W, Redpath et al (2022), Uttal (1987), Vander Kloet (1978a), Vander Kloet (1988); > Vaccinium angustifolium – G, Camp (1945); > Vaccinium angustifolium var. angustifolium – F, Il, WV; > Vaccinium angustifolium var. hypolasium – F; > Vaccinium angustifolium var. laevifolium – F, Il, WV; > Vaccinium angustifolium var. nigrum – F, WV; > Vaccinium brittonii – Camp (1945); > Vaccinium lamarckii – G, Camp (1945)

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