Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1580

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in bogs, wet swamp forests, moist high elevation bogs, balds and forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
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 corymbosum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium corymbosum   FAMILY Ericaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-19-008:
Vaccinium corymbosum   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Highbush Blueberry


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vaco_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_vaco_003_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0305q_04

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Apparently not reliably identifiable based on morphology, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm120505_022

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

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JK Marlow    jkm120505_027

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

42 species of bees have been observed visiting highbush blueberry flowers, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

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JK Marlow    jkm150606_227

June    Watauga County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm150606_231

June    Watauga County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvcorymbosum_brp234

June    Alleghaney County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Fruit blue, with glaucous bloom, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvcorymbosum_cg2

June        

Urn-shaped white flowers open after some development of new leaves, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvcorymbosum_cg3

June        

Calyx lobes triangular-ovate and spreading, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm181101_5458

November    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm181101_5460

November    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm181101_5461

November    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm181102_5480

November    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm181102_5484

November    Greenville County    SC