huckleberry growing on ground

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huckleberry growing on ground

Post by pcg » October 9th, 2018, 8:52 am

I found some variety of huckleberry that doesn't appear to get more than an inch or two tall. Is this dwarf bilberry? It seems to grow much closer to the ground than the pictures of dwarf bilberry I've seen. The berries are right on the ground. This was in west central BC. ID please - thanks!
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Re: huckleberry growing on ground

Post by adamschneider » October 9th, 2018, 11:07 am

pcg wrote:
October 9th, 2018, 8:52 am
Is this dwarf bilberry?
Maybe... but damn, that is LOW!
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Re: huckleberry growing on ground

Post by pcg » October 9th, 2018, 11:53 am

Thanks Adam. I was hoping you would reply. I just sent a photo off to BC parks to ask for some ID. I'll post here when I get something back.

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Re: huckleberry growing on ground

Post by adamschneider » October 9th, 2018, 12:09 pm

Vaccinium uliginosum (bog blueberry) is the other possiblity, and based on a Google Image Search, I think it's more likely.

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Post by pcg » October 9th, 2018, 3:20 pm

Well I got a fast response back from someone at BC parks... "It is in the Vaccinium family and is a type of blueberry I am told." So nothing really helpful.

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Post by adamschneider » October 9th, 2018, 3:42 pm

Thanks, BC Parks! Never mind that Vaccinium isn't a family....

Ask Paul Slichter; his contact info is on the bottom of this page: http://science.halleyhosting.com/nature ... /heath.htm

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Re: huckleberry growing on ground

Post by retired jerry » October 9th, 2018, 4:57 pm

I've seen something like that east of Goat Rocks, a little north of Surprise Lake. I ate them and survived. Kind of small berries and not a lot per plant.

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Re: huckleberry growing on ground

Post by Water » October 9th, 2018, 5:23 pm

retired jerry wrote:
October 9th, 2018, 4:57 pm
I ate them and survived.
this explains sooo much Jerry! ;) hahaha that is brave of you
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Re: huckleberry growing on ground

Post by pcg » October 9th, 2018, 5:39 pm

adamschneider wrote:
October 9th, 2018, 3:42 pm
Ask Paul Slichter...
Just sent him an email.

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Re: huckleberry growing on ground

Post by pcg » October 9th, 2018, 5:40 pm

retired jerry wrote:
October 9th, 2018, 4:57 pm
I ate them and survived...
Maybe we should call them Jerry Berries.

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