OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales
Section: Cyanococcus

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Vaccinium virgatum   FAMILY Ericaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium virgatum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-19-005:
Vaccinium amoenum   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDING North American blueberries w notes on other groups of Vacciniaceae (Camp, 1945)
Vaccinium ashei

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cyanococcus amoenus

 

COMMON NAME:
Rabbiteye Blueberry, Swamp Blueberry, Rabbitberry, Smallflower Blueberry


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image of Vaccinium virgatum, Rabbiteye Blueberry, Swamp Blueberry, Rabbitberry, Smallflower Blueberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vavi2_001_lvd

        

image of Vaccinium virgatum, Rabbiteye Blueberry, Swamp Blueberry, Rabbitberry, Smallflower Blueberry

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_vac_virgatum1

May    Scotland County    NC

image of Vaccinium virgatum, Rabbiteye Blueberry, Swamp Blueberry, Rabbitberry, Smallflower Blueberry

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_vac_virgatum1b

May    Scotland County    NC

Berry 8-15mm, black, lustrous [when ripe], per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Vaccinium virgatum, Rabbiteye Blueberry, Swamp Blueberry, Rabbitberry, Smallflower Blueberry

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_vac_virgatum3

May    Scotland County    NC

Leaves green and stipitate-glandular beneath; margin minutely toothed, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Vaccinium virgatum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium virgatum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-19-005:
Vaccinium amoenum   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDING North American blueberries w notes on other groups of Vacciniaceae (Camp, 1945)
Vaccinium ashei

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cyanococcus amoenus

 

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1577

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in GA, uncommon in SC, rare in NC (a Southeastern Coastal Plain species)

Habitat: pocosins and Chamaecyparis swamps, also in various drier habitats, including turkey oak sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
PInk/Whitish
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed cylindric corolla
10 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Black
Berry

 

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