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Vaccinium deliciosum

Vaccinium deliciosum Piper

Cascade Bilberry, Cascades Blueberry

Ericaceae (Heath Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

The Cascades Blueberry is a member of the heath family (family Ericaceae) which is widespread, especially on acid soils, with about 1500 species, mostly shrubs, sometimes trees; 15 native tree and many native shrub species in North America.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: CA , ID , OR , WA
Canada: BC

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Vaccinium deliciosum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Vaccinium deliciosum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Vaccinium deliciosum


Record Modified: 2023-01-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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