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Vaccinium parvifolium  Sm.
California red huckleberry,   Red bilberry, red huckleberry
Vaccinium parvifolium is a shrub that is native to California, and also found in Oregon and Washington.
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Genus: Vaccinium
Family: Ericaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: canyons

Communities: Redwood Forest, Red Fir Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Information about  Vaccinium parvifolium from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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[nativeplantspnw.com] Bird & Mammal Food Source: As with all the other huckleberries and blueberries, Red Huckleberry is a favorite food of a variety of birds and mammals including thrushes, pigeons, towhees, ptarmigans, and grouse; and bears, raccoons, chipmunks, foxes, skunks and deer mice. The twigs and foliage are also an important browse for deer, mountain goat, and elk. Small mammals will also browse Red Huckleberry. It is a preferred food of Mountain Beaver. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/19/2024).