Lowbush Blueberry

Vaccinium uliginosum

Lowbush Blueberry

  • Latin: Vaccinium uliginosum
  • Yup'ik: curaq, qiu, suraq
  • Tlingit: Lowbush Blueberry
  • Other Names: northern bilberry, bog bilberry, bog blueberry, alpine blueberry
  • Consumption: Edible
Viewing Scale
Chances of seeing Lowbush Blueberry in Alaska
  • Description

    Lowbush blueberries like the species of blueberries are twiggy shrubs, wood branches, with small leaves at the tips of the branches.

    Lowbush blueberries can grow as tall as two feet, though many are only six inches to a foot tall.

    Flowers are a white to light pink color, sprouting from scale-like buds, before turning to the blueberry.

    Blueberries are edible and desirable by many who avidly pick them at the end of each summer.

  • Habitat & Range
    Lowbush blueberries grow in the alpine tundra regions, especially among coastal regions.