Blueberry and huckleberry – Vaccinium and Gaylussacia species

Blueberry and huckleberry – Vaccinium and Gaylussacia species

 

Description:

These shrubs vary in size from 30 centimeters to 3.7 meters tall. All have alternate, simple leaves. Their fruits may be dark blue, black, or red and have many small seeds.

Habitat and Distribution:

These plants prefer open, sunny areas. They are found throughout much of the north temperate regions and at higher elevations in Central America.

Edible Parts:

Their fruits are edible raw.