Mighton Woods Station 14

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Interesting sites near this station

Highbush Blueberry

Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) is native to North America. It is an upright, multi-stemmed, slow-growing deciduous shrub found naturally in bogs, swamps and high elevation forests and it can grow 6 to 12 feet tall.

The twigs of the bush are yellow-green (reddish in the winter) and covered with small wart-like dots. The leaves are oval shaped, 1 to 3 inches long, and are slightly waxy. Flowering occurs from February to June, and the flowers are white or pink, small and urn-shaped with 5 petals and 8 to 10 flowers per cluster. Fruiting occurs from April to October and the fruit are a quarter to half an inch round, blue-black in color with many seeds.

Bees are the primary pollinators of the plant and birds spread the seeds through their dropping. The highbush blueberry is important to the forest because it houses and feeds numerous wildlife.