Blue Huckleberry (Black Huckleberry, Square-Twig Blueberry)
February 7, 1806, at Fort Clatsop, Oregon.
Many-branched, rounded, thicket-forming shrub. Leaves 1.5 in (3.8 cm), elliptical, covered with small yellow resin dots; turn red. Flowers tiny, narrow, red bells in small clusters along branch tips. Berries tiny, black. Height: 2 ft (0.6 m).
Dry, rocky or sandy forests and barrens.
Eastern U.S., from Minnesota south to Mississippi and east from Maine to Georgia. Florida is the only eastern state where it does not appear.