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Shrubs ( Shrubs with Simple, Alternate Leaves, Finely Toothed Margin )
Heath Family (Ericaceae)

Grouseberry
Vaccinium scoparium

Season: Spring
Habitat:
 Upper Subalpine
Height:
 10-30 cm

Description: This tiny relative of the blueberry is found at high elevations. Its leaves are alternate, longer than they are wide, slightly toothed, and ending in a point. The leaves are slightly more than 1 cm in length. The pinkish bell-like flowers hang at the end of short stalks arising from the junction of leaf and stem. They are later replaced by tasty red berries 6 mm in diametre.

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