PLANT PROFILE

 

NAME: Box huckleberry

LATIN NAME / FAMILY:  Gaylussacia brachycera / Ericaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S): 

CONDITIONS: sun-partial shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

       

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

 

 

 

 

Fruits

bland

RAW/COOK

Aug-Sep

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small

 

COMMENT: Fruit - raw or cooked. Not highly regarded. Tasteless.(1)

 

CAUTION:

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL: 

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES:

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=Gaylussacia+brachycera
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/gaylussacia-huckleberry-history-2  
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaylussacia_brachycera
  4. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/19/science/an-800-year-old-shot-of-youth.html
  5. http://pabook2.libraries.psu.edu/palitmap/Huckleberry.html