Blue Huckleberry Gaylussacia frondosa (Linnaeus) Torrey & Gray ex Torrey    Synonyms: Dangleberry, Decachaena frondosa.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Ericales   >   Family Ericaceae   >   Genus Gaylussacia   

Status:

Found throughout Maryland but most common on the coastal plain.

Description:

Easily distinguished from other low shrubby heaths by having resinous dots only on the underside of the leaf.

Relationships:

Host plant to various moth species including Waxmyrtle Wave Moth, Gypsy Moth, Drexel's Datana Moth, Cecropia Moth, and Huckleberry Sphinx (Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants).

There are 95 records in the project database.

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Blue Huckleberry in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/22/2018). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Blue Huckleberry in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/8/2019). Photo by Matt Grey. (MBP list)

Blue Huckleberry in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/2/2019). Photo by Matt Grey. (MBP list)

Blue Huckleberry in Cecil Co., Maryland (6/25/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Blue Huckleberry in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/18/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Blue Huckleberry in Dorchester Co., Maryland (6/24/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Blue Huckleberry near Canton, Massachusetts (4/29/2012). Photo by Tom Palmer. (MBP list)

Blue Huckleberry near Canton, Massachusetts (4/29/2012). Note the yellow glands on the bottom of the leaves. Photo by Tom Palmer. (MBP list)

Blue Huckleberry in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/24/2021). (c) Jim Brighton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Blue Huckleberry in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/24/2021). (c) Jim Brighton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Blue Huckleberry in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/22/2016). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Blue Huckleberry in Caroline Co., Maryland (6/24/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Blue Huckleberry in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/29/2017). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)


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