|Vaccunium smallii var.
versicolor, a deciduous shrub, 1-2m in height, inhabits forest
ridges or edges in mountainous regions, branches extending
horizontally. Leaves are of alternate phyllotaxis, blades measuring
2-5cm, 0.5-2cm in width, in a shape of ovate, petioles being small,
0.2-0.3cm in length, with inside-bent fine serrations on margins,
tips pointed, and bases circular. Previous year's branches leaf
axils bear racemes, in which there come 1-4 green-white or
red-tinged flowers facing downward. Corollas measure 0.5cm in
length, bell-shaped, shallowly cleft in five, and the lobes bend a
bit backward. Bloom time: May-June.