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LOW SWEET BLUEBERRY
R. W. Smith
Often abundant (and much sought by berry pickers) in dry, sandy or rocky, open or ± shaded ground with oak, pines, and/or aspen; but also in moist places, including peatlands with Chamaedaphne and other shrubs, though less frequently than V. myrtilloides in such places; thrives after clearing or burning.
A polymorphic tetraploid complex; plants with green leaves but blue-glaucous fruit have been segregated from the narrowest interpretation of V. angustifolium as var. laevifolium House or V. lamarckii Camp. Plants with glaucous leaves, but dark blue-black fruit have been segregated as var. nigrum (Alph. Wood) Dole or V. brittonii E. P. Bicknell. The two phases often grow together and are usually quite distinct, but they apparently cross-pollinate freely and do not breed true.