Common Highbush Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum
Family Ericaceae

* Leaves elliptical, sometimes hairy, 1 5/8-3 1/4".
* Flowers white, bell-shaped, hanging in rows from stalk.
* Fruits blue to blue-black, covered with whitish powder, sweet and edible.
* Height: To 12'.

Natural History:
* Flowers May - June.
* Fruits June - September.
* Habitat: Acid soils, bogs and marshes.
* Range: Eastern United States.
* Native.

* Each blueberry contains hundreds of tiny seeds. The fruits are enjoyed by birds, black bears, and of course humans, who make blueberry pies and jam, and use the fruits in salads and on top of cereal and ice cream.

* "The Indians and English use them much, boyling them with sugar for sauce to eat with their meat; and it is a delicate sauce, especially for roasted mutton."
-John Josselyn, 1672


Created by: Allaire Diamond and Jiasuey Hsu
Maintained by: Nick Rodenhouse
Created: July 31, 1998
Last Modified: November 21, 2008