Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Bear huckleberry
Gaylussacia ursina
Family: Ericaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  T
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S1S2

Mountain slopes and summits

Species Description:

Flowering Period: May and June.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaves glandular on the lower surface only, membranous rather than subcoriaceous, medium green (not yellow or whitish) and the leaf tips long and pointed (acuminate); flowering racemes 1-5 cm long,

Disturbance of the habitat such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental to this species.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Data last updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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