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Huckleberry Self-Guided Nature Path in Oakland, California
Sunday, June 8, 2008

Stop #11: the Coast Huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum)

We're "in between seasons" right now -- the flowers come in April and May, and the black berries ripen later in the year. In the meantime, the leaves are still fresh after the spring rains.
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Jun 22 2008 06:21 GMT marijke06
fresh and shiny!
Jun 22 2008 12:53 GMT bennystr
It's beautiful!
Jun 23 2008 08:20 GMT Kaska
wonderful series!
Huckleberries, they look a bit like our blueberries. are they related? never tasted one.
Jun 23 2008 19:33 GMT fhelsing PRO
Indeed they are! I just checked a plant encyclopedia, and huckleberries and blueberries are both members of the Vaccinium genus.

I've never tasted a huckleberry, either. Now that I know what they look like, I should keep an eye out for them when I'm on the trails in the hills. The berries are shiny black!

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