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Plant Name:

California Huckleberry

Scientific Name:

Vaccinium ovatum


California Huckleberry is a native evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green leaves and clusters of small, white to pink flowers. It produces edible berries that are popular among wildlife and foragers alike.


Coastal forests, woodland edges, mountain slopes, chaparral


California Huckleberry provides habitat and food for a variety of wildlife species, including birds, small mammals, and insects. Its berries are a valuable food source for wildlife, including birds, bears, and other mammals.

Growing Conditions:

California Huckleberry thrives in well-drained acidic soils and prefers partial shade to full shade.


California Huckleberry is enjoyed by humans as well, and its berries can be used in culinary applications such as jams and pies.

(please exercise caution and consult additional sources or experts before consuming any vegetation):

Berries (evergreen huckleberries) can be eaten raw or used in cooking

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Fun Facts:

California Huckleberry is an important plant in native ecosystems, providing food for a range of wildlife species.

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