Huckleberries Bilberries and Relatives

These plants are similar to the closely related blueberries 111 lacking true end buds and in having small, short-stalked leaves that are mostly elliptic. Also, the twigs are slender, often green or red, and the flowers are small and mostly whitish. 1 he fruits (10 to many seeds) are small blue to black berries (red in 1 species), generally in lengthened clusters, and usually edible. None

280 V. HUCKLEBERRIES. BILBERRIES, ETC.

of these species, however, have twigs densely covered with fine warty speckles as in the true blueberries {p. 277).

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