Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1583

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in SC Piedmont, rare in NC Piedmont)

Look for it in bottomlands, slopes, sandy river terraces, natural levees, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Black
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 elliottii   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium elliottii   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-19-003:
Vaccinium elliottii   FAMILY Ericaceae

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Vaccinium corymbosum

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Mayberry, Elliott's Blueberry


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vael_001_lvd

        

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Will Stuart    wil_6765193213_e6773002be

January        MS

Crosby Arboretum

Corollas urn- or vase-shaped, 5-8mm long, 2-5mm wide, in clusters of 3-5, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Vaccinium elliottii

JK Marlow    jkm100314_001

March    Decatur County    GA

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_vaccinium_elliottii_c

March        

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JK Marlow    jkm130407_009

April    Columbia County    GA

Calyx lobes obtuse, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm130407_012

April    Columbia County    GA

image of Vaccinium elliottii

JK Marlow    jkm130407_013

April    Columbia County    GA

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JK Marlow    jkm170401_381

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Twigs slender, green, zigzag, hairy or glabrous, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Vaccinium elliottii

JK Marlow    jkm170401_390

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Leaves small & thick, elliptic to oval, shiny green above, paler beneath, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Vaccinium elliottii

JK Marlow    jkm170401_391

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Leaves less than 3cm long and 1.5cm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Vaccinium elliottii

JK Marlow    jkm180505_1793

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

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JK Marlow    jkm180505_1794

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

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JK Marlow    jkm180505_1809

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

image of Vaccinium elliottii

JK Marlow    jkm180505_1810

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

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JK Marlow    jkm180505_1865

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

Berry green ripening to bluish-black to black, occasionally whitish waxy, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.