Vascular Plants - Ericaceae - Vaccinium:
Vaccinium deliciosum
Page Authors: Don Knoke, David Giblin
Cascade blueberry, blueleaf huckleberry, Cascade bilberry, rainier blueberry 
Blooms: May-July
Habit: shrub
Duration: perennial
Origin: Native
Conservation Status: Abundant; of no concern.

Distribution: Ocurring in the Olympic and Cascade Mountains of Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Idaho.
Habitat: Forest openings and mountain meadows, mid- to high elevations.
Species Description:

General: Deciduous, low, often matted shrub 1.5-4 dm. tall, the branches slightly angled, greenish-brown, glabrous.
Leaves: Leaves alternate, obovate to obovate-oblanceolate, 1.5-5 cm. long and 1/3-1/2 as broad, rounded to obtuse, the base wedge-shaped, pale bluish-green, glaucous but not glandular on the lower surface, the margins serrulate on the upper half or less.
Flowers: Flowers single in the axils, pinkish, 6-7 mm. long; calyx obscurely 5-lobed; corolla united, broadly urn-shaped, much less than twice as long as broad, the 5 lobes very short, reflexed; anthers with dorsal awns and apical, pore-bearing tubes; ovary inferior.
Fruits: Fruit a berry, glaucous-blue, globose, 5-8 mm. broad.
Accepted Name:
Vaccinium deliciosum Piper
Synonyms:
(none)

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Vaccinium deliciosum
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of all Vaccinium deliciosum specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Vaccinium deliciosum specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Vaccinium deliciosum treatment.

E-Flora BC: Vaccinium deliciosum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Vaccinium deliciosum images.

USDA Plants Database: Vaccinium deliciosum.
Additional photographs of Vaccinium deliciosum:
(click on a thumbnail to view larger photo)

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

H. Tim Gladwin, 1985

H. Tim Gladwin, 1994

H. Tim Gladwin, 1982

H. Tim Gladwin, 1985

H. Tim Gladwin, 1985

H. Tim Gladwin, 1986

H. Tim Gladwin, 1994

Bud Kovalchik

Bud Kovalchik

Jim Riley

Don Knoke, 2009

G. D. Carr, 2009

G. D. Carr, 2009

G. D. Carr, 2009

G. D. Carr, 2009

T. Tonsberg

T. Tonsberg

Susan McDougall, 2012

Susan McDougall, 2012

Susan McDougall, 2014
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