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Vaccinium uliginosum (bog blueberry)

Wikipedia Abstract

Vaccinium uliginosum (bog bilberry, bog blueberry, northern bilberry or western blueberry) is a Eurasian and North American flowering plant in the genus Vaccinium within the heath family.
View Wikipedia Record: Vaccinium uliginosum



Height [4]  20 inches (.5 m)
Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Screening - Summer [2]  Porous
Screening - Winter [2]  Porous
Hardiness Zone Minimum [2]  USDA Zone: 3 Low Temperature: -40 F° (-40 C°) → -30 F° (-34.4 C°)
Light Preference [5]  Mostly Sunny
Soil Acidity [5]  Very Acid
Soil Fertility [5]  Infertile
Soil Moisture [5]  Moist
Water Use [2]  Moderate
Flower Color [2]  Purple
Foliage Color [2]  Dark Green
Fruit Color [2]  Blue
Flower Conspicuous [2]  Yes
Fruit Conspicuous [2]  Yes
Bloom Period [2]  Early Summer
Drought Tolerance [2]  Low
Edible [3]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Fire Tolerance [2]  High
Flower Type [3]  Hermaphrodite
Frost Free Days [2]  90 days
Fruit/Seed Abundance [2]  Medium
Fruit/Seed Begin [2]  Summer
Fruit/Seed End [2]  Summer
Growth Form [2]  Multiple Stem
Growth Period [2]  Spring, Summer
Growth Rate [2]  Moderate
Leaf Type [3]  Deciduous
Lifespan [4]  Perennial
Pollinators [3]  Insects, Lepidoptera
Propagation [2]  Bare Root, Container, Cutting, Seed
Root Depth [2]  12 inches (30 cm)
Seed Spread Rate [2]  Slow
Seed Vigor [2]  Low
Shape/Orientation [2]  Semi-Erect
Structure [3]  Shrub
Vegetative Spread Rate [2]  Slow
View Plants For A Future Record : Vaccinium uliginosum

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Affluents du lac d'Eupen (Eupen; Raeren) 1232 Belgium  
Aniakchak National Monument National Preserve Ib 458519 Alaska, United States
Basse vallée de la Lienne (Stoumont) 979 Belgium  
Beinn a`Ghlo 19978 Scotland, United Kingdom
Beinn Dearg 34221 Scotland, United Kingdom
Ben Alder and Aonach Beag 16453 Scotland, United Kingdom
Ben Heasgarnich 6870 Scotland, United Kingdom
Ben Lawers 12423 Scotland, United Kingdom
Ben Lui 5089 Scotland, United Kingdom
Ben Nevis 23023 Scotland, United Kingdom
Ben Wyvis 13313 Scotland, United Kingdom
Bering Land Bridge National Preserve Ib 2823882 Alaska, United States
Black Wood of Rannoch 2720 Scotland, United Kingdom
Caenlochan 12860 Scotland, United Kingdom
Cairngorms 142543 Scotland, United Kingdom
Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands 354692 Scotland, United Kingdom
Camp militaire d'Elsenborn (Büllingen; Bütgenbach) 6324 Belgium  
Crater Lake National Park II 180091 Oregon, United States
Creag Meagaidh 15184 Scotland, United Kingdom
Denali Biosphere Reserve 1932364 Alaska, United States
Dolina Lupawy 13612 Poland  
Dolina Wieprzy i Studnicy 35457 Poland  
Drumochter Hills 23340 Scotland, United Kingdom
Fagne de la Crépale et prairies de Malempré (Lierneux; Manhay) 434 Belgium  
Fagnes de la Polleur et de Malmedy (Malmedy; Waimes) 2697 Belgium  
Fagnes de Samrée et de Tailles (Houffalize; La Roche-en-Ardenne; Vielsalm) 2126 Belgium  
Fagnes de Stavelot et vallée de l'Eau Rouge (Jalhay; Malmedy; Stavelot) 3109 Belgium  
Fannich Hills 23816 Scotland, United Kingdom
Foinaven 36684 Scotland, United Kingdom
Forêt de Freyr (Libramont-Chevigny; Sainte-Ode; Saint-Hubert; Tenneville) 7711 Belgium  
Gates of the Arctic National Park Ib 184461 Alaska, United States
Góry Kamienne 59550 Poland  
Glen Coe 7329 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Haute vallée de la Lienne (Lierneux; Manhay) 948 Belgium  
Horná Orava 145144 Slovakia  
Hoy 23474 Scotland, United Kingdom
Inverpolly 29349 Scotland, United Kingdom
Jägersburger Wald und Königsbruch bei Homburg 1599 Germany  
Jezioro Bobiecinskie 8360 Poland  
Katmai National Park and Preserve Ib 421782 Alaska, United States
Kenai Fjords National Park Ib 574822 Alaska, United States
Krähenpfuhl 10 Germany  
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve Ib 386679 Alaska, United States
Loch Maree Complex 38882 Scotland, United Kingdom
Meall na Samhna 4653 Scotland, United Kingdom
Moffat Hills 7146 Scotland, United Kingdom
Monadhliath 26369 Scotland, United Kingdom
Monte Generoso 586 Italy  
Moor House – Upper Teesdale 95867 England, United Kingdom
Moorgebiet am Filzteich und Stockteich 934 Germany  
Morven and Mullachdubh 2265 Scotland, United Kingdom
Noatak Biosphere Reserve 7500143 Alaska, United States  
North Pennine Moors 254789 England, United Kingdom
Oelsiger Luch 98 Germany  
Parco Naturale Adamello 53676 Italy  
Plateau des Hautes-Fagnes (Baelen; Jalhay; Malmedy; Waimes) 9860 Belgium  
River Moriston 481 Scotland, United Kingdom
Ronas Hill – North Roe 12110 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Strathglass Complex 58277 Scotland, United Kingdom
Sunart 25320 Scotland, United Kingdom
Tingon 1407 Scotland, United Kingdom    
Torfowiska Gór Izerskich 12318 Poland  
Vallée de l'Amblève entre Montenau et Baugné (Amel; Malmedy; Waimes) 567 Belgium  
Vallée de la Helle (Baelen; Eupen; Waimes) 1878 Belgium  
Vallée de la Lembrée et affluents (Aywaille; Durbuy; Ferrières; Stoumont) 1852 Belgium  
Vallées de la Warche et du Bayehon en aval du barrage de Robertville (Malmedy; Waimes) 1140 Belgium  
Vennhochfläche bei Mützenich 79 Germany  
Wiestetal, Glindbusch, Borchelsmoor 2068 Germany  
Yellowstone Biosphere Reserve II 2196863 Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, United States



Adelges abietis (Aphid)[6]
Aporia crataegi (Black-veined White Butterfly)[7]
Aulacaspis ericacearum[8]
Bison bonasus (European bison)[9]
Boloria selene (Silver-bordered fritillary)[7]
Bombus polaris (Bumblebee)[6]
Bonasa umbellus (Ruffed Grouse)[6]
Calidris tenuirostris (Great Knot)[10]
Callophrys rubi (Green Hairstreak Butterfly)[7]
Catharus ustulatus (Swainson's Thrush)[6]
Chionaspis salicis (black willow bark louse)[8]
Clossiana euphrosyne[7]
Clossiana freija (Freija Fritillary)[7]
Clossiana polaris[7]
Clossiana titania[7]
Colias chippewa (Heath Sulphur)[11]
Colias palaeno (Moorland Clouded Yellow)[7]
Corvus corax (Northern Raven)[6]
Diaspidiotus ostreaeformis (European fruit scale)[8]
Eriococcus baldonensis[8]
Eriococcus uvaeursi (Linnaeus' felt scale)[8]
Gibbera conferta[7]
Gibbera myrtilli[7]
Lagopus lagopus (Willow Ptarmigan)[6]
Lagopus muta (Rock Ptarmigan)[7]
Lepidosaphes ulmi (apple oystershell scale)[8]
Lophodermium maculare[7]
Martes americana (American Marten)[12]
Monilinia megalospora[7]
Myodes rufocanus (gray red-backed vole)[13]
Myodes rutilus (northern red-backed vole)[6]
Naohidemyces vaccinii[7]
Numenius tahitiensis (Bristle-thighed Curlew)[10]
Peliococcus calluneti (heather mealybug)[8]
Phenacomys ungava (eastern heather vole)[14]
Pinicola enucleator (Pine Grosbeak)[6]
Poecile hudsonicus (Boreal Chickadee)[6]
Proclossiana eunomia[7]
Sporomega degenerans[7]
Tetrao urogallus (Western Capercaillie)[10]
Ursus americanus (black bear)[12]
Ursus arctos (Grizzly Bear)[6]
Vacciniina optilete (Cranberry Blue)[7]


Parasite of 
Trichinella spiralis (pork worm)[7]
Pollinated by 
Andrena fulva (Tawny Mining Bee)[7]
Andrena lapponica[7]
Andrena nigroaenea[7]
Apis mellifera (honey bee)[7]
Bombus jonellus (Heath Humble-bee)[7]
Bombus lapidarius (Stone Humble-bee)[7]
Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee)[7]
Bombus pascuorum (Common Carder-bee)[7]
Bombus polaris (Bumblebee)[6]
Bombus pratorum (Early-nesting Humble-bee)[7]
Bombus sylvestris (Four-coloured Cuckoo-bee)[7]
Callophrys rubi (Green Hairstreak Butterfly)[7]
Clossiana chariclea (Arctic Fritillary)[7]
Dasysyrphus albostriatus[7]
Formica fusca (silky ant)[7]
Gonia picea (Red-headed Gonia)[7]
Leucozona lucorum[7]
Melanostoma mellinum[7]
Nymphalis io[7]
Sarcophaga carnaria (Camouflaged Flesh Fly)[7]
Sericomyia lappona[7]
Syrphus torvus[7]
Vespula vulgaris (English wasp)[7]
Zaira cinerea[7]
Zophomyia temula[7]


Parasitized by 
Gibbera conferta[7]
Monilinia megalospora[7]
Naohidemyces vaccinii[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault


North America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
4PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish Plants: Status, Size, Life History, Geography and Habitats, M. O. Hill, C. D. Preston & D. B. Roy, Biological Records Centre, NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (2004)
5ECOFACT 2a Technical Annex - Ellenberg’s indicator values for British Plants, M O Hill, J O Mountford, D B Roy & R G H Bunce (1999)
6Making The Forest And Tundra Wildlife Connection
7Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
8Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
9Food eaten by the free-living European bison in Białowieża Forest, Zofia GĘBCZYŃSKA, Marek GĘBCZYŃSKI and Ewa MARTYNOWICZ, Acta Theriologica 36 (3-4), 307-313, 1991.
10del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
11Butterflies of Canada, Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility
12Exploring the Denali Food Web, ParkWise, National Park Service
13Analysing diet of small herbivores: the efficiency of DNA barcoding coupled with high-throughput pyrosequencing for deciphering the composition of complex plant mixtures, Eeva M Soininen, Alice Valentini, Eric Coissac, Christian Miquel, Ludovic Gielly, Christian Brochmann, Anne K Brysting, Jørn H Sønstebø, Rolf A Ims, Nigel G Yoccoz and Pierre Taberlet, Frontiers in Zoology 2009, 6:16
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
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