[Bilberries, Blueberries, Cranberries and Huckleberries of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Blueleaf Huckleberry, Blue-leaved Huckleberry, Cascade Bilberry, Cascade Blueberry, Cascade Huckleberry, Rainier Blueberry

Vaccinium deliciosum

Blueleaf Huckleberry, Blue-leaved Huckleberry, Cascade Bilberry, Cascade Blueberry, Cascade Huckleberry, Rainier Blueberry: Vaccinium deliciosum

Dwarf huckleberry in bloom. Photographed in meadows at the western edge of Bird Creek Meadows on Mt. Adams along the Round the Mt. Trail #9.........July 19, 2009. Note the ovate or obovate leaves and the flowers which are about as wide as long. The similar Vaccinium caespitosum has oblanceolate leaves and flowers that are longer than wide. It also has leaves lower leaf surfaces which are glabrous or green, not glaucous.

Blueleaf Huckleberry, Blue-leaved Huckleberry, Cascade Bilberry, Cascade Blueberry, Cascade Huckleberry, Rainier Blueberry: Vaccinium deliciosum - Blueleaf Huckleberry, Blue-leaved Huckleberry, Cascade Bilberry, Cascade Blueberry, Cascade Huckleberry, Rainier Blueberry: Vaccinium deliciosum

Blueleaf huckleberry as seen along the East Crater Trail near Junction Lake, Indian Heaven Wilderness........August 25, 2017.

Mature fruits and bluish leaves of Blueleaf Huckleberry, Blue-leaved Huckleberry, Cascade Bilberry, Cascade Blueberry, Cascade Huckleberry, Rainier Blueberry: Vaccinium deliciosum

Blueleaf huckleberry observed along the Pacific Crest Trail at Junction Lake, Indian Heaven Wilderness.......August 24, 2019.

Blueleaf Huckleberry, Blue-leaved Huckleberry, Cascade Bilberry, Cascade Blueberry, Cascade Huckleberry, Rainier Blueberry: Vaccinium deliciosum - Blueleaf Huckleberry, Blue-leaved Huckleberry, Cascade Bilberry, Cascade Blueberry, Cascade Huckleberry, Rainier Blueberry: Vaccinium deliciosum

Blueleaf Huckleberry, Blue-leaved Huckleberry, Cascade Bilberry, Cascade Blueberry, Cascade Huckleberry, Rainier Blueberry: Vaccinium deliciosum

Dwarf huckleberry with ripe berries as seen north of Chinook Pass along the Pacific Crest Trail #2000, about 200 meters north of Sourdough Gap..........August 25, 2014.

Blueleaf Huckleberry, Blue-leaved Huckleberry, Cascade Bilberry, Cascade Blueberry, Cascade Huckleberry, Rainier Blueberry: Vaccinium deliciosum - Blueleaf Huckleberry, Blue-leaved Huckleberry, Cascade Bilberry, Cascade Blueberry, Cascade Huckleberry, Rainier Blueberry: Vaccinium deliciosum

Dwarf huckleberry as seen in moist meadows uphill about 100 meters above a 20' waterfall on the South Fork Conrad Creek, Goat Rocks Wilderness. This site is about one-quarter mile west of an old pack trail that heads north towards the North Fork Conrad Creek and ultimately towards Devils Horns.........July 22, 2016.

Blueleaf Huckleberry, Blue-leaved Huckleberry, Cascade Bilberry, Cascade Blueberry, Cascade Huckleberry, Rainier Blueberry: Vaccinium deliciosum - Blueleaf Huckleberry, Blue-leaved Huckleberry, Cascade Bilberry, Cascade Blueberry, Cascade Huckleberry, Rainier Blueberry: Vaccinium deliciosum

Blueleaf huckleberry as seen at left newly leafed out and blooming along an old pack trail which rises steeply to the northwest from the uppermost part of the upper basin loop of the South Fork Tieton River Trail #1120, Goat Rocks Wilderness........July 21, 2016. The photo at right shows blueleaf huckleberry in bloom along the Goat Ridge Trail #95 in Jordan Basin, Goat Rocks Wilderness.......July 12, 2018..

Blueleaf Huckleberry, Blue-leaved Huckleberry, Cascade Bilberry, Cascade Blueberry, Cascade Huckleberry, Rainier Blueberry: Vaccinium deliciosum

Dwarf huckleberry growing on sandy and gravelly slopes near the headwaters of Killen Creek, Mt. Adams Wilderness........August 29, 2012.

Blueleaf Huckleberry, Blue-leaved Huckleberry, Cascade Bilberry, Cascade Blueberry, Cascade Huckleberry, Rainier Blueberry: Vaccinium deliciosum

What appears to be dwarf huckleberry as seen near Cispus Point, Gifford Pinchot National Forest.........July 4, 2015. Note the blue-green color and toothed margins to the leaves .

Blueleaf Huckleberry, Blue-leaved Huckleberry, Cascade Bilberry, Cascade Blueberry, Cascade Huckleberry, Rainier Blueberry: Vaccinium deliciosum - Flower of Blueleaf Huckleberry, Blue-leaved Huckleberry, Cascade Bilberry, Cascade Blueberry, Cascade Huckleberry, Rainier Blueberry: Vaccinium deliciosum - Blueleaf Huckleberry, Blue-leaved Huckleberry, Cascade Bilberry, Cascade Blueberry, Cascade Huckleberry, Rainier Blueberry: Vaccinium deliciosum

Photographed in meadows at the western edge of Bird Creek Meadows on Mt. Adams along the Round the Mt. Trail #9.........July 19, 2009.

Berries of Blueleaf Huckleberry, Blue-leaved Huckleberry, Cascade Bilberry, Cascade Blueberry, Cascade Huckleberry, Rainier Blueberry: Vaccinium deliciosum - Blueleaf Huckleberry, Blue-leaved Huckleberry, Cascade Bilberry, Cascade Blueberry, Cascade Huckleberry, Rainier Blueberry: Vaccinium deliciosum

Blueleaf huckleberry as seen in Grand Meadows, Indian Heaven Wilderness.........August 7, 2015. The leaves are already beginning to change color at this location.

Blueleaf Huckleberry, Blue-leaved Huckleberry, Cascade Bilberry, Cascade Blueberry, Cascade Huckleberry, Rainier Blueberry: Vaccinium deliciosum

What may be dwarf huckleberry as seen near the Indian Racetrack in the Indian Heaven Wilderness.........August 31, 2014.

Blueleaf Huckleberry, Blue-leaved Huckleberry, Cascade Bilberry, Cascade Blueberry, Cascade Huckleberry, Rainier Blueberry: Vaccinium deliciosum - Berries of Blueleaf Huckleberry, Blue-leaved Huckleberry, Cascade Bilberry, Cascade Blueberry, Cascade Huckleberry, Rainier Blueberry: Vaccinium deliciosum

What may be dwarf huckleberry as seen (left) along Trail #9 west of Crooked Creek in Bird Creek Meadows, Mount Adams............August 13, 2013. The photo at right shows dwarf huckleberry as seen along the Lemei Trail #34 near Cultus Lake, Indian Heaven Wilderness.........August 26, 2016.

Paul Slichter