Aug. 5, 2022

velvetleaf blueberry, Vaccinium myrtilloides

Velvetleaf blueberry has a little bit of a rep as one of the sweeter things. It's good enough and plentiful enough to be harvested for commercial sales. And any of us that have drooled a little on our shirts already know you can get dye from these berries. Occasionally the berries are white when fresh, turning blue if they persist until they dry. Velvetleaf grows in CT, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MT, NC, NH, NY, OH, PA, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, AND across Canada. Wayne Co MI, 5/17/14. Heath family, Ericaceae.