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ALPINE BILBERRY, BOG-BILBERRY
A. A. Reznicek
A circumpolar arctic-alpine species, at its southern border in the Great Lakes region at Isle Royale, including especially Passage Island and some others, where it grows in crevices and margins of rock pools.
The flowers are usually said to be mostly 4-merous, but all of our material (insofar as flowering) has 5-merous flowers. The fruit of both this and V. cespitosum is blue-glaucous, as in V. ovalifolium and V. myrtilloides.