V. myrtilloides, velvet-leaf, Sourtop

Twigs:

Green. Verrucose.

Leafbuds:

Blackish with conspicuous, curved slender aristae, 1.5-2 mm.

Leaves:

Bright green -upper. Paler and nitid -lower. Apex acute and mucronate. Cuneate base. Margin entire.


Corolla:

Broadly cylindric-campanulate, 4-5 mm. White or pale pink-tinged. Coëtaneous. May-June.

Berries:

Bright frosty blue to dark blue. Pleasantly acid to sweet. July-August.

Height:

2 to 5 dm. Colonial.

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