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Woody weeds - Black huckleberry

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Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated February 2018.

Scientific name: Gaylussacia baccata (Wangenh.) K. Koch

Common name(s): black huckleberry

Links: USDA PLANTS Profile, NPIN Profile, Go Botany

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Description:

– generally flowers in June in ME

– ripe edible fruit in August

– may be confused with G. bigeloviana, or G. frondosa outside of ME; see left sidebar on Go Botany webpage

Source(s):

Hansen, R.W., S.B. Hansen and E.A. Osgood. 1991. Reproductive phenologies of selected flowering plants in eastern Maine forests. ME Agric. Exp. Station Tech. Bull. 143. 17 pp.

Heinrich, B. 1976. Flowering phenologies: Bog, woodland, and disturbed habitats. Ecology. 57(5):890-899.


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