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Last updated 8/20/2019 by David Giblin.
Vaccinium parvifolium Sm.[FNA8, HC, HC2]
red huckleberry

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

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA8: "The red, waxy fruits of Vaccinium parvifolium were popular with all coastal Indian tribes and remain so with recreational pickers. The berries are somewhat sour but make excellent pastries and preserves. Commercial use of V. parvifolium is limited; vigorous growth, ease of harvest, and site adaptability provide opportunities."

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