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Dwarf Huckleberry
Gaylussacia dumosa (Gaylussacia bigeloviana)

Dwarf huckleberry is threatened in Connecticut.

• Family: Heath (Ericaceae)
• Habitat: bogs and wet, sandy soil
• Height: 8-24 inches
• Flower size: 1/4 to 3/8 inch long
• Flower color: white to pale pink
• Flowering time: June
• Origin: native

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Gaylussacia dumosa
Gaylussacia dumosa
This photo shows two traits that distinguish this plant from other huckleberries and blueberries. First, note the small leaves interspersed with the fruits (in technical terms, the racemes are foliaceous). Second, note the tiny pointed tip (a mucro) on each full-size leaf. This is most obvious on the leaves near the right edge of the photo.
Gaylussacia dumosa

Last updated March 5, 2009. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.