Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Gaylussacia baccata (Wangenh.) K.Koch image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

Derek Anderson

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Kitty Kohout
Family Ericaceae
Gaylussacia baccata (Wangenh.) K.Koch
black huckleberry, huckleberry
Gaylussacia: for Gay-Lussac, a chemist
baccata: having pulpy, berry-like fruits
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall, colony-forming shrub with many branches
Flower: pink, 5-parted, 3/8" long, urn-shaped, stalked; inflorescence a cluster (raceme) usually shorter than the leaves; blooms May-June
Fruit:black/blue, fleshy berry with 10 seeds
Leaf:alternate, deciduous, with minute, yellow glands on both side
Habitat: dry; woods, forests, thickets; in rocky, sandy soil

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Andromeda baccata Wangenh.
Decachaena baccata (Wangenh.) Small

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