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Vaccinium deliciosum Piper
Cascade Bilberry, Cascades Blueberry
Ericaceae (Heath Family)
USDA Symbol: VADE
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun
DistributionUSA: CA , ID , OR , WA
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
Web ReferenceWebref 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 resourcesUSDA: Find Vaccinium deliciosum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Vaccinium deliciosum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Vaccinium deliciosum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-01-02
Research By: TWC Staff