[Bilberries, Grouseberries and Huckleberries: The Genus Vaccinium in Mt. Adams Country]

Dwarf Grouseberry, Grouseberry, Grouse Whortleberry, Whortleberry

Vaccinium scoparium

Synonym: Oxycoccus palustris var. intermedium

Grouseberry, Whortleberry, Grouse Whortleberry: Vaccinium scoparium

Grouseberry with its nearly ripe berries as seen along the Round the Mt. Trail #9 on the south side of Mt. Adams.........September 5, 2008.

Grouseberry: Vaccinium scoparium

Grouseberry flowers as seen along the Round the Mt. Trail #9 to the west of Bird Creek Meadows.........July 19, 2009.

Berry and leaves of Grouseberry, Whortleberry, Grouse Whortleberry: Vaccinium scoparium - Dwarf Grouse-berry, Grouseberry, Grouse Whortleberry, Whortleberry: Vaccinium scoparium (Synonym: Oxycoccus palustris var. intermedium)

The photo at left shows a close-up of the red berry of grouseberry as seen along the Killen Creek Trail #113 on the northern slopes of Mt. Adams............August 7, 2005. The photo at right shows grouseberryfading out of bloom near the upper Lewis River at the base of the terminal moraine of the Adams Glacier, Mt. Adams Wilderness......July 18, 2018.

Grouseberry, Whortleberry, Grouse Whortleberry: Vaccinium scoparium - Grouseberry, Whortleberry, Grouse Whortleberry: Vaccinium scoparium

A mass of pink bell flowers between the dense upright stems help identify grousebery when in bloom. Photographed in the picnic grounds at Bird Creek Meadows..........July 16, 2006.

Dwarf Grouse-berry, Grouseberry, Grouse Whortleberry, Whortleberry: Vaccinium scoparium (Synonym: Oxycoccus palustris var. intermedium) - Dwarf Grouse-berry, Grouseberry, Grouse Whortleberry, Whortleberry: Vaccinium scoparium (Synonym: Oxycoccus palustris var. intermedium)

Grouseberry with ripe berries from along the Round the Mountain Trail #9 in western Bird Creek Meadows between Crooked and Gotchen Creeks, Mt. Adams...........August 13, 2017.

Grouseberry, Whortleberry, Grouse Whortleberry: Vaccinium scoparium

An additional photo of the berries of grouseberry as seen along the Round the Mt. Trail #9 on the south side of Mt. Adams..........September 5, 2008.

Grouseberry, Whortleberry, Grouse Whortleberry: Vaccinium scoparium


Paul Slichter