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Vaccinium reticulatum


Medium sized shrub with drooping, bell-shaped red flowers. Thrives in bare lava rock; they can tolerate up to 10 inches of ash fall. The shrub produces edible berries similar in taste to cranberries. Notably, the oheloberry is a prominent food source for the endangered goose, the nēnē.


Volcanic lava field in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (altitude greatly exceeds 3300 ft).


As I suspected, these berries are endemic to Hawaii.

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mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 8 years ago

You bet! I forecast that the "next time" isn't too far in the future.

dandoucette 8 years ago

Next time!

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 8 years ago

Regrettably not, Dan. At the time, I didn't know anything about this plant. I wish someone could have tipped me off earlier!

dandoucette 8 years ago

Did you try any of these?

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 8 years ago


mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 8 years ago

Keomailani, thank you very much!

keomailani 8 years ago


mauna Kunzah
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mauna Kunzah

Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jan 3, 2013
Submitted on May 16, 2013

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