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Vaccinium parvifolium
red huckleberry
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

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.

Flowers: April-June

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

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.
Publication: Cycl. 36: Vaccinium no. 3. 1817.

Synonyms:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Vaccinium parvifolium in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Vaccinium parvifolium checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Vaccinium parvifolium atlas page.

CalPhotos: Vaccinium parvifolium photos.

USDA Plants: Vaccinium parvifolium information.

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