The fruit is a small sweet dark blue to black berry. This plant grows best in wooded or open areas with well-drained acidic soils. In some areas it produces natural blueberry barrens, where it is practically the only species covering large areas.
This plant is fire-tolerant and its numbers often increase in an area following a forest fire.
This native plant is also grown commercially in Canada, Maine, and Massachusetts, mainly harvested from managed wild patches. It is also a favorite of recreational berry pickers, black bears, rodents and birds. The Lowbush Blueberry is the state fruit of Maine.
Evidence of Functional Gender Polymorphisms in a Population of the Hermaphroditic Lowbush Blueberry (Vaccinium Angustifolium)
May 01, 2012; Introduction The enormous modular plasticity and the range of phenotypic expression in plants, particularly in relation to the...
Hypoglycemic activity of a novel anthocyanin-rich formulation from lowbush blueberry, Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton.
May 01, 2009; Abstract Blueberry fruits are known as a rich source of anthocyanin components. In this study we demonstrate that anthocyanins...