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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    06 / 04 / 2014

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Northeast

  • City

    Alexandria

  • State

    Virginia

  • Posted by

    elbillaf

Notes:

I’ve been trying to identify online. I think it might be a lowbush blueberry. It’s pretty thick in a wooded area in northern virginia. It has greenbrier growing in with it in many places. It’s growing in a reasonably well-shaded area. It kinda grows like a weed – so I don’t know whether to categorize it as a weed or a fruit. The plants are maybe 18 inches to 2 feet tall.

Comments

  • elbillaf Leaf Lover says:

    Interesting, I came upon a colleague while walking though these woods and without prompting he recognized this as huckleberry.

    June 24th, 2014 at 10:02am

  • elbillaf Leaf Lover says:

    I dunno. The bloom on this is red. I don’t see pics of the flowers as red for huckleberry, though I did find this: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lewisandclark/record_species_357_15_33.html which says that the blooms are red. I’ll keep an eye on it as it grows and maybe take more picture of the berries. Also, I’ll take a few leaves to examine the underside with a magnifying glass or microscope. thanks

    June 12th, 2014 at 10:12am

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Blue huckleberry? http://www.floridata.com/ref/g/gayl_fro.cfm I’m fixing to try them as a foundation shrub… Just because a plant is a natural to your yard… Is no reason to call it a weed… Weeds are those terrible invasives that novice gardeners purchase at the nursery when the sales clerk tell them that they are “easy”. Those native plants are good to have…

    June 6th, 2014 at 6:18pm

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