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Northern Blueberry (Vaccinium boreale)

  • Global Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Ericaceae
  • State: ME, NH, NY, VT
  • Nature Serve ID: 155556
  • Lifeform: Shrub, Subshrub
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 08/26/2021

Where is Northern Blueberry (Vaccinium boreale) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

Northern Blueberry can be found in Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont

Which CPC Partners conserve Northern Blueberry (Vaccinium boreale)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

Center for Plant Conservation
  • 08/26/2021
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

In 2021, CPC contracted Native Plant Trust to recollect seed from a population currently held in long term orthodox seed storage as part of an IMLS-funded seed longevity experiment. The National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation will evaluate how germination tested viability and RNA Integrity of seed lots decline over time in storage.

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Taxon Vaccinium boreale
Authority I.V. Hall & Aalders
Family Ericaceae
CPC Number 449612
ITIS 23583
Duration Perennial
Common Names Northern Blueberry
Associated Scientific Names
State Rank
State State Rank
Maine S2
New Hampshire S2
New York S2
Vermont S1
Ecological Relationships


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