British Columbia and the Northwest Territories . In eastern North
America, it extends southward through the mountains of New England, New
York, and Pennsylvania to West Virginia and Virginia [78,80,86].
Disjunct populations have been reported in the uplands of the
Appalachian Mountains . Velvetleaf blueberry is also common in the
upper Midwest and Lake States . Evidence suggests that this now
transcontinental species , was formerly restricted to the central
Arctic at the end of the Tertiary .
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