Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1579

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA), endemic to the Central & Southern Appalachians

Look for it on forested slopes (northern hardwoods, spruce-fir forests), ridges, and shrub balds, at moderate and high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Whitish-pink
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed urceolate corolla
10 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Blue
Berry

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium simulatum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-19-009:
Vaccinium constablaei   FAMILY Ericaceae

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Vaccinium corymbosum

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Highbush Blueberry