Evergreen huckleberries

Asked August 11, 2019, 5:36 PM EDT

I saw these plants with what I think are huckleberries out at Harris Beach and at the rest area across from Harris Beach. Others have said they are not and are dangerous to eat. I would like help identifying them. The names I know are the evergreen , winter or California Huckleberry.

Curry County Oregon

3 Responses

Hello, and thanks for your question. That is indeed what we call an evergreen huckleberry, and those berries are edible. This is a good article and description provided by the Slater Museum of Natural History at the University of Puget Sound: https://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/academic-resources/slater-museum/exhibits/terrestrial-panel/evergreeen-huckleyberry/ The trick with finding these often has more to do with beating the birds and bears to them!

Thank you. I'm so excited to have another type of Berry to pick.