[Huckleberries of Mt. Adams Country]

Dwarf Whortleberry, Dwarf Bilberry, Dwarf Blueberry, Low Blueberry, Whortleberry

Vaccinium myrtillus var. oreophilum

Synonyms: Vaccinium myrtillus ssp. oreophilum, Vaccinium myrtillus var. oreophilum, Vaccinium oreophilum

Flowers and leaves of Dwarf Whortleberry, Dwarf Bilberry, Dwarf Blueberry, Low Blueberry, Whortleberry: Vaccinium myrtillus (Synonyms: Vaccinium myrtillus ssp. oreophilum, Vaccinium myrtillus var. oreophilum, Vaccinium oreophilum)

The photo above is a close-up of the bell-shaped flowers of whortleberry as seen at the picnic area on the eastern flanks of Mt. Adams.........July 16, 2006.

Dwarf Whortleberry, Dwarf Bilberry, Dwarf Blueberry, Low Blueberry, Whortleberry: Vaccinium myrtillus (Synonyms: Vaccinium myrtillus ssp. oreophilum, Vaccinium myrtillus var. oreophilum, Vaccinium oreophilum)

The photo above is a close-up of the bell-shaped flowers of whortleberry as seen at the picnic area on the eastern flanks of Mt. Adams.........July 16, 2006. The toothed margins (along the entire margin) of the leaf blades are evident here.

Berries of Dwarf Whortleberry, Dwarf Bilberry, Dwarf Blueberry, Low Blueberry, Whortleberry: Vaccinium myrtillus (Synonyms: Vaccinium myrtillus ssp. oreophilum, Vaccinium myrtillus var. oreophilum, Vaccinium oreophilum) - Berry and leaves of Dwarf Whortleberry, Dwarf Bilberry, Dwarf Blueberry, Low Blueberry, Whortleberry: Vaccinium myrtillus (Synonyms: Vaccinium myrtillus ssp. oreophilum, Vaccinium myrtillus var. oreophilum, Vaccinium oreophilum)

Berries of whortleberry as seen along the Round the Mountain Trail #9 in western Bird Creek Meadows, Mount Adams.........July 20, 2015. Note that the berries are somewhat bluish while those of the similar Vaccinium scoparium are reddish.

Paul Slichter