Jan. 25, 2022

dryland blueberry, Vaccinium pallidum

Dryland, hillside, or versions of lowbush (both late and early), this is a convenient blueberry. I remember nibbling blueberries that were probably these on Pope's Nose, a spot part way up Mt. Greylock in Massachusetts They like dryer, well drained spots. Many others would rather be wet, and you might get mucky getting to those. Many others also have white flowers, while these are mostly not. They will sometimes lack the reddish tints, or even get close to white, but rarely if ever are true white. Dryland blueberries can be picked in AL, AR, CT, DE, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV, and ON. Wayne Co MI, 5/17/14. Heath family, Ericaceae.