Species Detail

Gaylussacia frondosa L. Torr. & Gray ex Torr.
Huckleberry


Scientific Name:  
Gaylussacia frondosa L. Torr. & Gray ex Torr.
Common Name:  
Huckleberry
Myaamia Name:  
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Summer
Habitats:  
Conifer Swamp some deciduous domts., Deciduous Swamp no coniferous domts.
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Shrub

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Gaylussacia frondosa L. Torr. & Gray ex Torr.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Rafert, S. 1989, August 24-25 Use - Food  fruits gathered around swampy areas; "buckbrush swamp wetlands" and eaten
Botanical Sources  
Gaylussacia frondosa L. Torr. & Gray ex Torr.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Small, J.K. 1903   Occurs in sandy soils or cold swamps
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   Occurs in moist woods or thickets
Related Sources  
Gaylussacia frondosa L. Torr. & Gray ex Torr.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Kohn, R.W; Lynwood, M.R; Edmunds, D; Mannering, M.; 1997   Frank Bush Potawatomi Pokagon has knowledge of huckleberry marshes and harvesting of huckleberries traditionally by his band. He stopped collecting in the 1940s and 50s until recently. The Kay-boom-a-kay pow wow is a celebration of the huckleberry harvest