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Last updated 11/5/2009 by David Giblin.
Vaccinium scoparium Leiberg ex Coville[FNA8, HC, HC2]
grouseberry

Publication: Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 5: 103. 1897.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA8: "The soft, tart, bright red berries of Vaccinium scoparium, to 6 mm diameter, have fair to good flavor and were gathered and eaten raw by the Kootenay, Okanogan, Shuswap, and other Indian tribes. Harvesting was probably done using wooden or fish-bone combs. Small fruit size, low yields, and difficult harvesting make commercial prospects for V. scoparium questionable."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Vaccinium erythrococcum Rydb.
Vaccinium myrtillus L. var. microphyllum Hook.