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Oval-leaf Huckleberry - Vaccinium ovalifolium

Status Under Review
Undetermined Origin

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SU
* (see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Reported from Montana by Hitchcock and Cronquist (1973). Collection information needed to verify status.
  • Details on Status Ranking and Review
    Oval-leaf Huckleberry (Vaccinium ovalifolium) Conservation Status Review
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General Description
Stems clumped, suckering when disturbed, up to 4 m tall; twigs yellow-green or golden brown, glaucous, usually terete, sometimes somewhat angled, glabrous, sometimes hairy in lines. Leaf blades 25-39 mm long, ovate to elliptic (rarely obovate), pale green or glaucous below, slightly darker pale green above, margins entire to obscurely serrate. Calyx lobes vestigial or absent, thin, glacous and glabrous; corolla 5-7 mm long, globose, sometimes urceolate pink, bronze-pink, or greenish white; filaments pilose basally to glabrous. Berries 8-10 mm diameter, blue, dull purplish black, or black, sometimes glaucous (adapted from: Vander Kloet, 2009, Flora N. America, Vol. 8).

Range Comments
In the US from WA and MT south to CA, AZ and CA, disjunt in Upper Peninsula of MI (Kartesz in prep. 2012).

Coniferous woods and adjacent areas, peaty slopes (Flora N. America, Vol. 8).

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Oval-leaf Huckleberry — Vaccinium ovalifolium.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from