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25. Vaccinium ovatum Pursh, Fl. Amer. Sept. 1: 290. 1813.

California huckleberry California huckleberry

Vacciniumovatum var. saporosum Jepson

Plants clump- or crown-forming; twigs ± terete, pilose. Leaf blades pale green abaxially, lustrous dark green adaxially, narrowly ovate, 21-29 × 8-12 mm, coriaceous, margins sharply serrate, surfaces glandular abaxially. Flowers: corolla pinkish, 3-5 mm; filaments hairy. Berries black or blue, 6-8 mm diam. 2n = 24.

Flowering early spring-mid summer. Edges of coniferous forests, also epiphytic on trunks of redwoods; 0-30 m; B.C.; Calif., Oreg., Wash.


 

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