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