evergreen huckleberry Ericaceae Vaccinium ovatum
Leaf:Alternate, simple, persistent, ovate, small (1/2 to 1 1/2 inch long), thick and leathery, margins finely serrate, dark green and waxy above and paler below, distinctly 2-ranked.
Flower:Perfect, small (1/4 inch long), pink, bell-shaped, borne in small clusters, appearing in late spring to early summer.
Fruit:Small (1/4 inch diameter), bluish black berry, edible.
Twig:Slender, reddish brown; at first pubescent, but becoming smooth; young twigs often ridged; buds have bright red imbricate scales.
Bark:Thin, smooth, and reddish brown.
Form:An upright, evergreen, broad-leaved shrub up to 10 feet tall.