Taxon  Report   8200    
Vaccinium ovatum  Pursh
California huckleberry,  Evergreen huckleberry
Vaccinium ovatum
© 2017 James Gonsman
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Vaccinium ovatum
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Vaccinium ovatum
© 2014 Alex Beakes
Vaccinium ovatum, 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 ovatum
© 2005 Brian L. Anacker
Genus: Vaccinium
Communities: Redwood Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest

Arid West: Occurs in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
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   /   Google Images
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 18, 2019).