in A. Rees, Cycl. 36: Vaccinium no. 2. 1817,.
Plants crown-forming, clumped, suckering when disturbed, rarely forming extensive colonies, 3–40 dm, not rhizomatous; twigs yellow-green or golden brown, glaucous, usually terete, sometimes somewhat angled, glabrous, sometimes hairy in lines. Leaf-blades pale green or glaucous abaxially, slightly darker pale green adaxially, ovate to elliptic, rarely obovate, 25–39 × 16–20 mm, margins entire to obscurely serrate, abaxial surface glabrous, eglandular (sometimes hairy or glandular along midvein), adaxial surface usually glabrous (sometimes hairy and/or glandular). Flowers: calyx pale green or glaucous, lobes vestigial or absent, glabrous; corolla pink, bronze-pink, or greenish white, globose, sometimes urceolate, 5–7 × 4–5 mm, thin, glaucous; filaments glabrous or pilose basally. Berries blue, dull purplish black, or black, sometimes glaucous, 8–10 mm diam. Seeds ca. 1 mm. 2n = 24, 48.
Phenology: Flowering spring-mid summer(-late summer).
Habitat: Moist or mesic coniferous woods, transitional habitats adjacent to these coniferous stands, cut-over coniferous woods, verges of road cuts, margins of coniferous woods, peaty slopes
Elevation: 0-2100 m
Alta., B.C., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S., Ont., Que., Yukon, Alaska, Idaho, Mich., Oreg., S.Dak., Wash., e Asia (c Japan), e Asia (Kamchatka)
No values specified."entire" is not a number.