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Related to vaccinium ovatum: evergreen huckleberry
Related to blueberries. Colors range from red to blue-purple to almost black. Huckleberries have 10 large hard seeds, while blueberries have soft, small seeds, sometimes as many as 65 in one berry. Huckleberry stems are smooth, while blueberry stems are warty and rough. Huckleberry leaves have little yellow dots on the underside. They can be eaten and used just like blueberries. Used for heart problems, rheumatism, arthritis. Leaves are antiseptic, astringent.
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