Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
A native of North America, ranging from Labrador to Alaska, south (in eastern North America) to the Great Lakes region. In our area, it grows very locally on fairly dry (or only seasonally wet) sandy soils, in openings among aspen and other hardwoods; much lower in stature than even V. angustifolium, with which it often grows.
The bilberries all have tasty fruit, which lacks the persistent 5-pointed crown of sepals that characterizes the true blueberries.