|Vaccinium parvifolium subsp. var.||Red Huckleberry, Red Whortleberry|
Red Huckleberry (Vaccinium parvifolium) is a species of Vaccinium native to the Pacific Northwest of North America, where it is common in forests. It occurs mostly at low elevations, from sea level up to a maximum of 1,820 m altitude.
It is a deciduous shrub growing to 4 m tall with bright green shoots with an angular cross-section. The leaves are ovate to oblong-elliptic, 9-30 mm long and 4-16 mm wide, with an entire margin. The flowers are yellowish-white to pinkish-white, bell-shaped, 4-5 mm long. The fruit is an edible red berry 6-10 mm diameter.
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Vaccinium parvifolium, Smith. Shrub, 6-12 ft. high, straggling, with slender green sharply angled branches: lvs. 1/4 – 3/4 in. long, oblong or oval, obtuse, entire, dull or pale: pedicels short, nodding in fr.: sepals 5; corolla globular, nearly white: berries bright red, acid, but fine for table use. N. Calif. to Alaska.—Not common in cult.
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