Vaccinium parvifolium

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Red Huckleberry: for more photos, see Sitka Nature Photo Gallery for Vaccinium parvifolium
Red Huckleberry (Vaccinium parvifolium): Fairly common deciduous shrub in much of southeastern Alaska. The berries are enjoyed by both people and other animals.

Most collections in ARCTOS from southern half of the region (including Sitka), but also several from Juneau and at least one from Gustavus.

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Other References

  • Muller: gen; open areas, forest, common
  • Hall 2010: "Southeastern Alaska north including Yakutat but not found in Haines and Skagway area. Low elevation Sitka Spruce-Western Hemlock forests especially along beach terraces and on small islands, open areas, clearcuts and roadsides. Occasional to common."

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