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t5247rb

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I think this is vaccinium but what kind?
« on: August 08, 2021, 02:57:41 PM »
Hello, I originally thought this plant was bog bilberry Vaccinium uliginosum because it is in a bog in the Jura department of France but the bell like flowers of uliginosum seem to be more closed than what I see with this one.  Can anyone please confirm if this is uliginosum or some other species?

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Rob

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Re: I think this is vaccinium but what kind?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2021, 03:23:01 PM »
If there were no blue berries to see, I'd say this  is Vaccinium vitis-idaea  with neater foliage and more open-bells.
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Re: I think this is vaccinium but what kind?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2021, 04:55:37 PM »
I think this is V. vitis-idaea isn't it Maggi? There are some discoloured leaves that look a bit bluish but I can't see any berries in the photo.

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Re: I think this is vaccinium but what kind?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2021, 05:56:16 PM »
I think this is V. vitis-idaea isn't it Maggi? There are some discoloured leaves that look a bit bluish but I can't see any berries in the photo.
Yes, indeed, I do think it is V. vitis-idaea ..... I hadn't meant to imply that I'd spotted blue berries, I meant if there  was  no sign of them on any of the  bushes. ....  sorry for not being clear!
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Re: I think this is vaccinium but what kind?
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2021, 10:14:37 PM »
If it helps, V. vitis-idaea has green shiny leaves and V. uliginosum, as already mentioned has dull blue-ish green leaves. When seen from a short distance the colour is more easily noticed.



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Re: I think this is vaccinium but what kind?
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2021, 10:44:59 AM »
Thank you SOOO much.  You are always so helpful.
Rob

 


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