Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
R. W. Smith
Thrives in acid situations, from old dunes and plains with oak, pine, and birch to wet bogs with such genera as Chamaedaphne and Larix.
The nearly black (very rarely glaucous) fruit ripens distinctly later than the common blueberries, with which it may grow. The corollas vary from yellow to a rich reddish, but rarely they or the fruit may be white. The leaves, which turn a handsome red in the fall, can be rubbed between the fingers or on a piece of paper to see the characteristic resinous substance which, besides the fruit, readily distinguishes our true huckleberry from the blueberries.