V. pallidum, Hillside Lowbush, Dryland Blueberry

Twigs:

Pale green, glaucous or yellowish, sometimes red-tinged in sun, glabrous to pubescent. Verrucose.

Leafbuds:

Pink-tan to dark brown (fuscous) with short aristae 0.3-1 mm.

Leaves:

Yellow-green to pale green to blue green-upper. Paler green to glaucous-lower - sometimes with two sessile glands on the midrib. Dull. Most often glabrous. Margin entire, subserrate or glandular-serrate (all variations may occur on the same plant).

Corolla:

Cylindric to urceolate-campanulate, 4-8 mm. Greenish-white to white, more often pale to brick-red tinged. Precocious; late March to early May.

Berries:

Glaucous blue to ink-blue to black.

Bland to Sweet (July-August).

Height:

To 1 meter; colonial.

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