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vaccinium caespitosum

Vaccinium cespitosum

Vaccinium cespitosum, (also, caespitosum), the dwarf bilberry, is a species of flowering shrub in the genus which includes blueberries and cranberries. It is a low-lying plant rarely reaching half a meter in height which forms a carpetlike stand in rocky mountainous meadows. It is found across Canada and into the northern half of the United States. The foliage is reddish-green to green and the flowers are tiny urn-shaped light pink cups less than a centimeter wide. The fruits are edible blue bilberries.

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