OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Vaccinium tenellum   FAMILY Ericaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium tenellum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-19-004:
Vaccinium tenellum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cyanococcus tenellus

 

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


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image of Vaccinium tenellum, Small Black Blueberry, Dwarf Blueberry, Small Cluster Blueberry, Narrowleaf Blueberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vate3_001_lvd

        

image of Vaccinium tenellum, Small Black Blueberry, Dwarf Blueberry, Small Cluster Blueberry, Narrowleaf Blueberry

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvtenellum_cabin

Month Unknown    Clarendon County    SC

Low-growing, rhizomatous, colonial shrub, 4-12" tall. Leaves deciduous, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-19-004:
Vaccinium tenellum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cyanococcus tenellus

 

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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)

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, pine flatwoods, other xeric woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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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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