Vaccinium myrtillus

Mountain Blueberry
Vaccinium myrtillus

Family: Heather (Ericaceae)
AKA: Myrtle Blueberry, Whortleberry
Photo taken on: June 16, 2007
Location: Copper Creek, GV, CO
Life Zones: Montane to alpine
Habitat: Open forests, groundcover

A shrub growing to 18". It has urn-shaped flowers like Kinnikinnick but leaves are softer and oval with small teeth.arrow

Vaccinium myrtillus



The berries are small but good to eat.

Photo taken on: August 25, 2007
Location: Lily Lake, GV, CO

Vaccinium cespitosum

Dwarf Blueberry
Vaccinium cespitosum

Family: Heather (Ericaceae)
AKA: Dwarf Bilberry
Photo taken on: July 12, 2008
Location: South Baldy Trail, GV, CO
Life Zones: Subalpine to alpine
Habitat: Dry meadows and slopes

Grows to 12". Flowers red, pinkish or whitish.

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