DWARF HUCKLEBERRY (Gaylussacia dumosa)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: DWARF HUCKLEBERRY (Gaylussacia dumosa)

Low growing shrub in the heath family.

Learn: http://regionalconservation.org/beta/nfyn/plantdetail.asp?tx=Gayldumo

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Gaylussacia

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=977

Mammals such as raccoon, gray fox, red fox, skunk, chipmunk, and squirrel feed on the fruit of dwarf huckleberry. Dwarf huckleberry is also eaten by roughed grouse, wild turkey, and quail (source: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/gaydum/all.html)

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