red huckleberry Ericaceae Vaccinium parvifolium Sm. Listen to the Latin symbol: VAPA Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Alternate, simple, deciduous, elliptical to ovate, small (1/2 to 1 1/2 inches long), margins entire, green above and paler below, leaves very thin.
Flower: Perfect, small (1/4 inch long), greenish-white or pinkish, bell-shaped, borne singly in leaf axils.
Fruit: Small (1/4 inch diameter), bright red berries with translucent skins, delicious.
Twig: Young twigs are bright green and ribbed or angled, buds are small and red.
Bark: Thin, smooth, and reddish brown.
Form: An upright, finely branched deciduous shrub commonly growing 4 to 10 feet tall (sometimes larger).

Looks like: big huckleberry - ovalleaf huckleberry - evergreen huckleberry - grouse whortleberry
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Additional Range Information:
Vaccinium parvifolium is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting red huckleberry.
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External Links:
USDAFS Additional Silvics
USDA Plants Database
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