Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1590

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common in our Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont, rare elsewhere (an endemic)

Look for it in sandhills, pine flatwoods, other xeric woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous to semi-evergreen
Simple
Alternate

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous, forming clonal colonies

FLOWER:
Spring
PInk/Whitish
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed cylindric corolla
10 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
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 tenellum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium tenellum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-19-004:
Vaccinium tenellum   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Blueberry, Dwarf Blueberry, Small Cluster Blueberry, Narrowleaf Blueberry