Gaylussacia baccata (Wangenh.) K.Koch
Family: Ericaceae
black huckleberry, huckleberry
[Andromeda baccata Wangenh.,  more...]
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Kitty Kohout  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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University of Wisconsin - Madison (WIS-VP)  
Etymology: Gaylussacia: for Gay-Lussac, a chemist
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall, colony-forming shrub with many branches
Leaves: alternate, deciduous, with minute, yellow glands on both side
Flowers: pink, 5-parted, 3/8" long, urn-shaped, stalked; inflorescence a cluster (raceme) usually shorter than the leaves; blooms May-June
Fruits: black/blue, fleshy berry with 10 seeds
Habitat: dry; woods, forests, thickets; in rocky, sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Derek Anderson  
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