Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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)

Look for it in pocosins & Chamaecyparis swamps, also in various drier habitats, including turkey oak sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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 (1968) 145-19-005:
Vaccinium amoenum   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Rabbiteye Blueberry, Swamp Blueberry, Rabbitberry