Shawiash (Kutenai) – Black Huckleberry – Vaccinuim Membranaceum

General Description: Deciduous shrub with yellow or pink flowers

Growing Pattern: Spreads with shoots

Height: 1 – 1.5 meters

Soil Type:  Light sandy, well drained soil. Can also grow in very acid soils.

Watering: Medium, but drought tolerant

Sun Exposure: Sun to partial shade

Usually found at: Thickets, woodland edges, moist woods

Edibility:  Edible fruit raw or cooked. Sour but delicious. Can dry fruit for winter. High in vitamin c.