Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1585

Subshrub, Trailing woody vine
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in mountain bogs, low pocosins with deep peat, interdunal wales, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White to pink
Bisexual
4-lobed calyx
4-lobed corolla
8 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red to pink
Berry

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium macrocarpon   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-19-014:
Vaccinium macrocarpon   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Oxycoccus macrocarpus

 

COMMON NAME:
Cranberry, Large Cranberry