Taxon  Report   8200 
Vaccinium ovatum  Pursh
California huckleberry,  Evergreen huckleberry
Vaccinium ovatum
© 2005 Brian L. Anacker
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Vaccinium ovatum
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Vaccinium ovatum
© Gerald and Buff Corsi 2000 California Academy of Sciences
Vaccinium ovatum, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Vaccinium ovatum
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Genus: Vaccinium
Redwood Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Vaccinium ovatum var. saporosum
More information about  Vaccinium ovatum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

Huckleberry Recipes (Bosky Dell Natives, Oregon):  
pie, pancakes, fritters, tarts

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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 22, 2018).

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