Photo Credit
Photo courtesy of NPS, Lewis and Clark National Historical Park.

Evergreen huckleberry

Scientific name
Vaccinium ovatum
Plant Family
This is a common shrub in coastal forests. Leaves are small, dark and leathery, with finely toothed (serrated) edges. Its dark blue berries usually fruit later in the season than the red huckleberry, and persist into the winter.
Identification Hints

This is a common shrub in coastal forests. Leaves are small, dark and leathery, with finely toothed (serrated) edges. Its dark blue berries usually fruit later in the season than the red huckleberry, and persist into the winter.

Did You Know?

Evergreen huckleberries provide a tasty food source in October and November when the berries ripen. They are often collected and made into jams and jellies. The flowers of this shrub are small, urn-shaped and bright pink in color.

States
CA, OR, WA