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Bear huckleberry
Scientific classification
  • Vaccinium ursinum M.A.Curtis 1843
  • Adnaria ursina (Torr. & A.Gray) Kuntze
  • Decachaena ursina (M.A.Curtis) Small
  • Decamerium ursinum (M.A.Curtis) Ashe

Gaylussacia ursina, the bear huckleberry, is a plant species native to the coastal plains of the southeastern United States, in the southern Appalachians of (Georgia, Tennessee, and the Carolinas).

Gaylussacia ursina is a shrub up to 200 cm (80 inches) tall, sometimes forming huge colonies. Flowers are in groups of 4–6, greenish-white. Fruits are black, sweet and juicy.

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