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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Gaylussacia frondosa

Blue Huckleberry, Dangleberry

Scientific Name:

Gaylussacia frondosa

Genus:

Gaylussacia

Species Epithet:

frondosa

Common Name:

Blue Huckleberry, Dangleberry

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

March, April, May

Growing Area:

Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Mesic, acidic woodlands, especially in sandhill-pocosin and savanna-pocosin ecotones, also in xeric chestnut oak forests in the lower Piedmont. Common in NC coastal plain and sandhills, uncommon in the piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Not Assigned

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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