Vascular Plants - Ericaceae - Vaccinium:
Vaccinium parvifolium
Page Authors: Don Knoke, David Giblin
red huckleberry 
Blooms: April-June
Habit: shrub
Duration: perennial
Origin: Native
Conservation Status: Abundant; of no concern.

Distribution: Chiefly west of the Cascades in Washington; Alaska to California on both sides of the Cascades, but much more common on the west side
Habitat: Moist woods, sea level to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Species Description:

General: Erect shrub 1-4 m. tall, the branches green, very prominently angled, usually glabrous.
Leaves: Leaves tardily deciduous, often a few persistent, thin, oval to oblong-elliptic, rounded, 1-2.5 cm. long, usually glabrous and entire.
Flowers: Flowers solitary in the axils of the lowest leaves of the youngest shoots, short-petiolate; corolla entire, pale, waxy, yellowish-pink, broadly urn-shaped, about 4 mm. long; anthers with prominent, spreading-erect awns and short, apical pore-bearing tubes; ovary inferior.
Fruits: Fruit a bright red berry, globose, 6-9 mm. broad.
Accepted Name:
Vaccinium parvifolium Sm.
Synonyms:
(none)

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

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

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

Washington Flora Checklist: Vaccinium parvifolium treatment.

E-Flora BC: Vaccinium parvifolium atlas page.

CalPhotos: Vaccinium parvifolium images.

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

Clayton J. Antieau, 1984

Clayton J. Antieau, 2004

Clayton J. Antieau, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Jim Riley

Dana Visalli

Ben Legler, 2005

Ben Legler, 2005

Ben Legler, 2005

Ben Legler, 2005

Ben Legler, 2005

Ben Legler, 2005

H. Tim Gladwin, 1994

H. Tim Gladwin, 1982

H. Tim Gladwin, 1994

Bud Kovalchik

Bud Kovalchik

Bud Kovalchik

Bud Kovalchik

Ben Legler, 2006

Ben Legler, 2006

Ben Legler, 2006

Ben Legler, 2006

Ben Legler, 2006

Ben Legler, 2006

Ben Legler, 2006

Rod Gilbert, 2003

Rod Gilbert, 2003

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

Paul Slichter, 2005

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2013

Susan McDougall, 2014

Susan McDougall, 2014

Susan McDougall, 2014

Brian Luther, 2016
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