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Photograph from Lewis and Clark Herbarium/Academy of Natural Sciences
Evergreen Huckleberry
(Evergreen Blueberry)

Vaccinium ovatum



First Noted by Expedition
January 27, 1806, at Fort Clatsop, Oregon.
 

Description
Evergreen huckleberry is an elegant, much-branched, evergreen shrub with attractive leaves. The leathery leaves are oval and shiny above, paler beneath. Axillary racemes of pink, bell-shaped flowers are followed by dark, edible berries. New growth in the spring is coppery red. Height: 2-6 ft (0.6-1.8 m).
 

Habitat
Dry, shaded slopes; moister, woodland edges.
 

Range
West of the Cascades from southwestern British Columbia to northern California and sporadically southward.
 

Note
Birds and mammals eat the berries, which resemble blueberries.

Species information from enature.com
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