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Gaylussacia frondosa

Gaylussacia frondosa (L.) Torr. & A. Gray ex Torr.

Blue Huckleberry, Dangleberry

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Synonym(s): Decachaena frondosa

USDA Symbol: gafr2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.
Autumn Foliage: yes
Fruit: Blue

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: AL , CT , DC , DE , GA , MA , MD , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , WV
Native Habitat: dry to wet woods and thickets

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Sandy


Attracts: Birds

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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