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Huckleberry Flower --(Vaccinium parvifolium) (19226 bytes)

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Huckleberry Flower
Vaccinium parvifolium

Huckleberry flowers are not quite as conspicuous as those of the blueberries. They typically show up after the leaves are out and the color is not all that different than the leaves. I wonder what polinates these flowers and how they are attracted. It seems unlikely to be visible light.

Location: Heart Lake Trail, Sitka, Alaska

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