Gaylussacia ursina

ClassificationDicots
FamilyEricaceae
Family (Traditional)Ericaceae
GenusGaylussacia
SpeciesGaylussacia ursina (M.A. Curtis) Torr. & A. Gray ex A. Gray
Common NameBear huckleberry
Growth Habitshrub
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: shrub; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf; Leaf Veination: Pinnate; Petiole Type: Petiolate; Leaf/Leaflet Shapes: Elliptic;Oblong;Obovate;Ovate; Leaf/Leaflet Margins: Entire;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
C value
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[S1S2] (State Rank); G4 (Global Rank)
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This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Vaccinium ursinum Vaccinium ursinum

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bell (KY), Blount (TN), Monroe (TN), Polk (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: EKY, HTTU, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100401171 Bell Kentucky Milo Pyne
EKY
Gaylussacia ursina
TENN-V-0168789 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Gaylussacia ursina
TENN-V-0168796 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Gaylussacia ursina
TENN-V-0168790 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Gaylussacia ursina
TENN-V-0168792 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Gaylussacia ursina
TENN-V-0168791 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Gaylussacia ursina
TENN-V-0168798 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Gaylussacia ursina
HTTU030723 Monroe Tennessee
HTTU
Gaylussacia ursina
TENN-V-0168793 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Gaylussacia ursina
TENN-V-0168794 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Gaylussacia ursina
TENN-V-0168788 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Gaylussacia ursina
TENN-V-0168795 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Gaylussacia ursina
TENN-V-0168797 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Gaylussacia ursina
UCHT022512 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Gaylussacia ursina
HTTU030724 Monroe Tennessee
HTTU
Gaylussacia ursina
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