Taxon  Report   8199    
Vaccinium membranaceum  Douglas ex Torr.
Thin leaf huckleberry,  Thinleaf huckleberry
Vaccinium membranaceum
© 2010 Keir Morse
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Vaccinium membranaceum
© 2018 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Vaccinium membranaceum
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Vaccinium membranaceum, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America, Oregon.

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Vaccinium membranaceum
© 2018 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Genus: Vaccinium
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Vaccinium globulare
PLANTS: Vaccinium membranaceum var. rigidum
More information about  Vaccinium membranaceum
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).