Blue huckleberry is a North American native plant. I had to laugh when I first encountered
another of its common names: dangleberry. That’s the feature I immediately noticed when I first
saw the plants, berries hanging on long stems instead of closely clustered like most of the
Identification: Shrubs are deciduous, heavily branched,
and up to 6½' (2 m) in height.
Leaves are up to 2½" (7 cm) × 1¼" (3.5 cm), and hairy and glandular on the leaf bottoms.
Flowers are greenish-white.
Fruits are ¼" (8 mm) in diameter,
usually blue, but may be black or even white.
Flowers and fruits hang on long petioles.
This Gaylussacia and Vaccinium comparision chart com­pares these closely related genera, both of which contain plants called huckleberries.
Edibility: Berries are edible. They are sweet and tasty, similar
in taste to blueberries.