Velvetleaf Huckleberry (Vaccinium myrtilloides)

Velvetleaf Huckleberry (Vaccinium Myrtilloides)
Credit: Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. | An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 2: 701. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. | License: PD US

Vaccinium Myrtilloides, or more commonly know as Velvetleaf Huckleberry, is a subshrub shrub of the genus Vaccinium. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Vaccinium Myrtilloides or Velvetleaf Huckleberry's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Vaccinium
  • Family: Ericaceae
  • Order: Ericales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • State T/E Status: CT (SC) IA (T) IN (E) OH (T) WA (S)
  • State T/E Common Name: CT (velvetleaf blueberry) IA (velvetleaf blueberry) IN (velvetleaf blueberry) OH (velvet-leaf blueberry) WA (velvet-leaf blueberry)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU FACW-
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FAC) 2(NI) 3(FACW-) 9(FACU)

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