OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Vaccinium corymbosum

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Highbush Blueberry


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image of Vaccinium simulatum, Mountain Highbush Blueberry

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvsimulatum_lvl1

June    Avery County    NC

Leaves narrowly ovate, apex acuminate, margins distinctly serrulate, per Weakley's Flora.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium simulatum   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Vaccinium corymbosum

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

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

 

Find by scientific name:

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

map
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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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