OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-19-012:
Vaccinium crassifolium   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Herpothamnus crassifolius

 

COMMON NAME:
Creeping Blueberry


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image of Vaccinium crassifolium, Creeping Blueberry

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvcrassifolium_hc1

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Grows close to the ground hidden in vegetation and is often overlooked, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-19-012:
Vaccinium crassifolium   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Herpothamnus crassifolius

 

Find by scientific name:

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

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

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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