Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1591

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in NC Coastal Plain, rare in SC Coastal Plain)

Look for it on forested slopes, usually rather xeric, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous to semi-evergreen
Simple
Alternate

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous, forming clonal colonies

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish-white/Greenish pink
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed cylindro-urceolate corolla
10 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
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 pallidum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium pallidum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-19-006:
Vaccinium vacillans   FAMILY Ericaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cyanococcus pallidus

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cyanococcus vacillans

 

COMMON NAME:
Dryland Blueberry, Lowbush Blueberry, Upland Low Blueberry, Hillside Blueberry


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vapa4_001_lvd

        

image of Vaccinium pallidum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vava_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0304d_12

April    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Small shrub reaching up to 2-3' tall. — Patrick McMillan

image of Vaccinium pallidum

JK Marlow    jkm110417_089

April    Cleburne County    AL

Mount Cheaha

Lvs 1-2" long, elliptical, on short petiole, dull green above, pale beneath. — Patrick McMillan

image of Vaccinium pallidum

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvpallidum_and2

April    Anderson County    SC

Calyx and corolla glabrous, often glaucous. Calyx lobes acute, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Vaccinium pallidum

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvpallidum_and4

April    Anderson County    SC

Flowers urn-shaped, white tinged with green or pink, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Vaccinium pallidum

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvpallidum_and5

April    Anderson County    SC

Stems are green. — Patrick McMillan

image of Vaccinium pallidum

JK Marlow    jkm110510_354

May    Abbeville County    SC

Parson's Mountain Recreation Area

image of Vaccinium pallidum

JK Marlow    jkm0307k_31

July    Greenville County    SC

Berry glaucous, blue, 5-10mm long, juicy, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    s070920_e

September    Pickens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm071028_125

October    Edgefield County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Edgefield Ranger District