ovalleaf huckleberry Ericaceae Vaccinium ovalifolium
Leaf:Alternate, simple, deciduous, oval and blunt-rounded at both ends, 1 to 2 inches long, margins usually lacking teeth; green above, and paler beneath.
Flower:Perfect, small (1/3 inch), pinkish, globular, urn-shaped to egg-shaped "bells" usually longer than broad; appear singly from axils of leaves before or sometimes with the leaves.
Fruit:Blue-black, round berries with bluish bloom, 1/4 to 1/3 inch across, edible and ripen in late summer.
Twig:Slender, brown or often reddish to yellowish, angled and grooved, appearing almost winged; older branches are gray.
Bark:Reddish brown but turns gray and exfoliates as it ages.
Form:Erect, slender, spreading shrub to 6 feet tall.