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Black huckleberry is a low-growing, colonial shrub that grows in sandy, well-drained soils. The small, pinkish-red flowers have a lantern-like shape similar to the flowers of blueberry. They attract bees and butterflies. The berries also resemble blueberries, but when fully ripe, are such a deep shade of blue that they appear almost black. The juicy fruit has blueberry-like flavors with hints of blackberry.

Clicked at Oscar Scherer State Park

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