DWARF HUCKLEBERRY (Gaylussacia dumosa)

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

Low growing deciduous shrub in the heath family.

Birds and small mammals eat the fruit. Bell shaped flowers attract native bees.

Learn: http://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/gaylussacia-dumosa
http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/gaydum/all.html

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

My take: http://nativeplantwildlifegarden.com/the-garden-bells-are-ringing/

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