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|Genus: Vaccinium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Vaccinium uliginosum L. subsp. occidentale (A. Gray) Hultén
Habit: Shrub, glabrous, rhizomed or not. Stem: erect, < 6 dm, or prostrate, generally rooting; twigs not angled, not green. Leaf: deciduous, 1--2 cm, elliptic to ovate, +- thick, entire, glaucous or not, abaxially visibly but not prominently veined. Inflorescence: generally +- raceme, flowers 1--4 on leafless older shoots; pedicel not jointed to flower, bractlets 0. Flower: calyx lobes 4--5, generally > tube, triangular, persistent; anthers awned. Fruit: < 6 mm diam, blue-black, glaucous.
Ecology: Bogs, wet meadows; Elevation: < 3400 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, KR, NCoRH, CaR, SNH; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Montana, Nevada. Flowering Time: Jun--Jul Note: Part of circumboreal complex needing study. Some NCo (Big Lagoon, Humboldt Co.) plants with prominently veined leaves, fruit > 6 mm diam may be Vaccinium uliginosum subsp. uliginosum, native to lowland northern Europe.
Synonyms: Vaccinium occidentale A. Gray
eFlora Treatment Author: Gary D. Wallace
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Vaccinium scoparium
Next taxon: Xylococcus
Citation for this treatment: Gary D. Wallace 2016. Vaccinium uliginosum subsp. occidentale, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=53312, accessed on May 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 27, 2016.