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Gaylussacia ursina (M.A. Curtis) Torrey & A. Gray ex A. Gray. Bear Huckleberry, Mountain Huckleberry. Phen: May-Jun; Jul-Sep. Hab: Mesic to xeric forests, frequently dominant; common. Dist: A narrow Southern Appalachian endemic: sw. NC (southwest of the Asheville Basin), nw. SC, ne. GA, and se. TN; disjunct at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, Bell County, KY.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Other Comments: On mountain slopes and summits in that area it is often the dominant shrub, forming large clonal patches.

Synonymy: = FNA8, K1, K3, K4, RAB, Tn, W, Camp (1935), Duncan & Brittain (1966), Gajdeczka et al (2010), Luteyn et al (1996), Sleumer (1967a); = Decachaena ursina (M.A.Curtis) Small – S; = n/a – C

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