P/P Photoweek: Black Huckleberry (V.23.2005)

black huckleberry

Black Huckeleberry . . .
(Gaylussacia baccata = adorned with berries, pearls)  A native of North America.
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Black Huckleberry is a fairly low deciduous shrub of dry areas,
for ex. ecotones or edge lines of mixed oak forests; similar
to the blueberry (Vaccinium spp.)

The signature wine-red flowers are perfect in clusters on
short racemes. The fruits are black.

Flowers . . .
autumn olive Autumn
Olive . . .
jack pine Jack Pine, male flowers . . . pine pollen Pine

(Photographs were made Saturady, the 21th of May 2005)

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