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|Family: Ericaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Vaccinium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Vaccinium cespitosum Michx.
Habit: Shrub, generally hairy, rhizomed. Stem: prostrate to erect, < 5 dm, generally rooting; twigs not or weakly angled, +- green, youngest generally puberulent or glandular. Leaf: deciduous, generally 1--3 cm, generally oblong or obovate to elliptic, generally thin, not membranous, minutely serrate, abaxially generally glandular, base tapered, tip seldom acute. Inflorescence: flowers 1 in axils of lowest leaves of youngest shoots; pedicel not jointed to flower, bractlets 0. Flower: calyx lobes +- 0; corolla < 6 mm, narrowly urn-shaped, +- white to +- pink; anthers awned. Fruit: < 9 mm wide, generally blue-glaucous. Chromosomes: 2n=24.
Ecology: Margins of wet meadows, mountain slopes; Elevation: < 3400 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW (exc NCoRI), CaRH, SNH, CCo, SnFrB, Wrn; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, Montana; also northeastern United States, adjacent Canada. Flowering Time: May--Jul
Synonyms: Vaccinium caespitosum, orth. var.; Vaccinium arbuscula (A. Gray) Merriam; Vaccinium nivictum Camp
eFlora Treatment Author: Gary D. Wallace
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Vaccinium
Next taxon: Vaccinium deliciosum
Citation for this treatment: Gary D. Wallace 2016. Vaccinium cespitosum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=47650, accessed on May 06, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 06, 2016.