huckleberry growing on ground

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pcg
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Re: huckleberry growing on ground

Post by pcg » October 9th, 2018, 5:46 pm

Paul Slichter responded within two minutes. Thank you Paul!
"My best guess is either Vaccinium caespitosum or Vaccinium deliciosum. It’s one of those two species. I have trouble distinguishing between the two."
So either dwarf bilberry or Cascade bilberry.

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Re: huckleberry growing on ground

Post by retired jerry » October 9th, 2018, 8:00 pm

there isn't much difference between blueberry and bilberry

there end looks similar, remnant of the flower or whatever that is

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Re: huckleberry growing on ground

Post by adamschneider » October 9th, 2018, 8:34 pm

retired jerry wrote:
October 9th, 2018, 8:00 pm
there isn't much difference between blueberry and bilberry
"Blueberry," "bilberry," and "huckleberry" are pretty arbitrary terms. They're all Vaccinium, and they're all edible.

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