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VELVETLEAF BLUEBERRY, CANADA BLUEBERRY
Thrives on dry sandy or rocky open or ± shaded ground, often with V. angustifolium but, more frequently than that species, also found in moist places, including bogs and swamps.
Quite distinct in its entire, ± densely pubescent leaves. The fruit is usually blue with a glaucous bloom, but may be purple-black; the white-fruited f. chiococcum (W. Deane) Fernald has been collected in Cheboygan, Houghton, and Marquette Cos. and doubtless occurs elsewhere. (The dried fruit has turned blue on all these specimens.)