Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1581

Subshrub, Trailing woody vine
Perennial

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

Common in NC-SC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere), nearly endemic to the Carolinas

Look for it in savannas, pine flatwoods, pocosin-sandhill ecotones, upland sandhills over clay pans, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White/Pink
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed globular-urceolate corolla
10 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Black
Berry

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium crassifolium ssp. crassifolium   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-19-012:
Vaccinium crassifolium   FAMILY Ericaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Herpothamnus crassifolius

 

COMMON NAME:
Creeping Blueberry