Vaccinium deliciosum

Cascade blueberry, Rainier blueberry, blueleaf huckleberry

Vaccinium deliciosum is a low-growing shrub, reaching about 15-30 cm in height.The leaves range from 1.5-5 cm in length, with pale green uppers and toothed upper margins. Flowers are pink, 6-7 mm long, turning to glaucous blue berries 6-8 mm in diameter.

Cultural Narrative: 

These intensely sweet berries can be eaten fresh, dried, or cooked into a number of dishes. 

Location Description: 

Vaccinium deliciosum is distributed from British Columbia to northern California with a few isolated populations in Idaho. It is found in open forests, subalpine meadows, and alpine tundra.