- Latin: Vaccinium ovalifolium
- Tlingit: naanyaa kanat 'aayí
- Other Names: oval-leaf blueberry,
- Consumption: Edible
Early blueberries are edible and delicious. A favorite for berry picking.
Habitat & RangeEarly blueberry are found throughout Southeast Alaska and coastal south-central Alaska. Usually growing in somewhat shaded areas, though they can easily be found on an open sub-alpine brushy hill-side.