Black Huckleberry Gaylussacia baccata (Wangenheim) K. KochSynonyms: Decachaena baccata.

Status:

Common across the state.

Description:

This low growing shrub is easily identified from other blueberries and huckleberries by having resinous dots on both sides of the leaves.

Relationships:

Host plant for various moth species including Wavy-lined Emerald Moth, Coleophora gaylussaciella, Chain-dotted Geometer, Evergreen Bagworm Moth, Huckleberry Sphinx, Blueberry Leaftier Moth, Ancylis apicana, and Olethreutes baccatana (Database of World's Lepidopteran Host Plants).

There are 106 records in the project database.

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Black Huckleberry found during the Chino Farms BioBlitz (4/27/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Black Huckleberry in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (5/3/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Black Huckleberry in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/11/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Blooming Black Huckleberry in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/5/1981). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Black Huckleberry fruiting in Charles Co., Maryland (5/24/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Black Huckleberry in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/9/2012). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Black Huckleberry in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/12/2012). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Black Huckleberry in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/31/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Black Huckleberry in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/1/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Black Huckleberry in bloom near Quincy, Massachusetts (5/13/2012). Photo by Tom Palmer. (MBP list)

A Black Huckleberry near Chatsworth, New Jersey (10/27/2012). Photo by John Beetham. (MBP list)


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