Family, Heath. Color, pink or reddish. Flowers, open bell-shape, in clusters on naked branches. Berries, large, covered with blue bloom, 10-celled, flattened. The younger, reddish berries and maturer blue or black grow together in such numbers that the plant often appears to have more fruit than leaves. Stamens, 8 to 10. Leaves, pale green, broadly elliptical, thin, shining above, acute and finely toothed.

A bush 2 to 3 feet high, one of our commonest and best species, furnishing sweet, delicious fruit in July and August. In swamps and sandy soil of pine barrens from New Jersey to Florida.