Vaccinium hirsutum

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 Vaccinium hirsutum subsp. var.  Hairy Blueberry, Bear Blueberry
Habit: shrub
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Lifespan: perennial
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Vaccinium hirsutum, Buckl. Hairy Blueberry. Bear Blueberry. Low shrub, 1-2 ft. high: sts. green, grooved, obscurely 4-angled: branchlets hirsute with spreading white hairs: lvs. oblong-elliptic to ovate, acute or cuspidate, 3/4 – 1 1/4 in. long, entire, deep green above, paler beneath, pubescent or hirsute on both faces, very short-petioled: racemes few-fld.: ovary, calyx, and corolla densely hirsute; sepals acute; corolla large, ovoid, campanulate, pale or reddish: berries purplish black, glandular-hirsute. Shaded mountain slopes, N. C. to Tenn. and Ga. G.F. 2:365 (adapted in Fig. 3894).—"This species, discovered about 1840, was lost sight of for half a century until rediscovered by Sargent, and transferred to the Arnold Arboretum. It is readily distinguished by the hairy fls. and fr. The fr. is described as fully as large as that of Gaylussacia baccata, shining black, and of an agreeable flavor. Under cult., it is not so densely hairy as in the wild state. It gives promise of being valuable under cult. as one of the latest of its kind to ripen. At the Arnold Arboretum the period of greatest fruitage is in the middle of Aug., berries remaining into Sept."

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