Species Detail

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


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

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Gaylussacia frondosa L. Torr. & Gray ex Torr.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified 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
No Reference Specified   Occurs in sandy soils or cold swamps
No Reference Specified   Occurs in moist woods or thickets
Related Sources  
Gaylussacia frondosa L. Torr. & Gray ex Torr.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   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