Taxon  Report   8194    
Vaccinium cespitosum  Michx.
Dwarf bilberry,  Huckleberry
Vaccinium cespitosum
© 2007 Aaron Schusteff
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Vaccinium cespitosum
© 2017 Douglas Johnson
Vaccinium cespitosum
© 2010 Keir Morse
Vaccinium cespitosum, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Vaccinium cespitosum
© 2018 Chico Hiking Association
Genus: Vaccinium
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Vaccinium arbuscula
PLANTS: Vaccinium caespitosum var. arbuscula
PLANTS: Vaccinium caespitosum var. caespitosum
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More information about  Vaccinium cespitosum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).