Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1586

Shrub
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Common (rare in SC, but locally common)

Look for it in pine flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous, forming clonal colonies

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Black/Blue
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 myrsinites   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium myrsinites   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-19-011:
Vaccinium myrsinites   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cyanococcus myrsinites var. myrsinites

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Evergreen Blueberry