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Vaccinium parvifolium (Red Huckleberry) is a species of Vaccinium native to the Pacific Northwest of North America, where it is common in forests from southeastern Alaska and British Columbia south through Washington and Oregon to central California. It occurs mostly at low elevations, from sea level up to a maximum of 1,820 m altitude.
It is a deciduous shrub growing to 4 m tall with bright green shoots with an angular cross-section. The leaves are ovate to oblong-elliptic, 9-30 mm long and 4-16 mm wide, with an entire margin. The flowers are yellowish-white to pinkish-white, bell-shaped, 4-5 mm long. The fruit is an edible red berry 6-10 mm diameter.
Segundo o Webster´s Enciclopedic, "huckleberry" pode ser tanto o arbusto em si (the shrub itself), quanto os frutos (berry) que são de cor azul-escura ou preta. Esta planta pertence á família das Ericaceae e compreendem ainda: blueberry, whortleberry, cranberry, etc...
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