Transformational Gardening

Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

Black Huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata): Images

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May 16, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire I walked by these plants probably more than 100 times over the last few years and I never noticed anything. But I’ll be looking for Huckleberries some time this Summer! Only three Huckleberry plants grow in New England:
  • Dwarf Huckleberry (Gaylussacia bigeloviana) grows to a height of only 8 inches to 24 inches (20 - 50 cm).
  • Blue Huckleberry (Gaylussacia frondosa) has flower stems that are 10-25 mm long, blue berries and resin dots on only the back side of the leaves.
  • Black Huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata) has flower stems that are 7 mm or less long, flower racemes that do not commonly exceed the leaves, black berries and resin dots on both sides of the leaves.