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Alaska Blueberry

Vaccinium ovalifolium

Description:

Shrub about 4 feet tall with berries ranging from white to dark blue. The ripe berries are edible but are the least desirable of the blueberry plants.

Habitat:

Western Hemlock old growth forest.

Notes:

"Vaccinium ovalifolium is used by in jams and jellies and for making liqueur. Blueberry herbal tea can be made from the leaves, or from the juice of the blueberries themselves. Vaccinium ovalifolium has been used in Russia in the making of dyes, including the use of its tannin."

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Alaska, USA

Lat: 59.60, Long: -135.19

Spotted on Jul 22, 2013
Submitted on Aug 8, 2013

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