Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2050

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Pdmt (primarily a se. Coastal Plain species

Look for it in mesic, acidic woodlands, esp sandhill-pocosin and savanna-pocosin ecotones, also in xeric chestnut oak forests in the lower Piedmont, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish-white/Pinkish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed urceolate to urceolate-campanulate corolla
10 included stamens
Inferior ovary
Flowers in axillary racemes on 2nd-year wood

FRUIT:
Summer
Blue
Berry

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Gaylussacia frondosa   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gaylussacia frondosa   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-18-003a:
Gaylussacia frondosa var. frondosa   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Decachaena frondosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Dangleberry


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image of Gaylussacia frondosa

JK Marlow    jkm060423_028

April    Charleston County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Leaves subcoriaceous, yellow-green to glaucous, w obtuse to emarginate apices, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Gaylussacia frondosa

JK Marlow    jkm060423_029

April    Charleston County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Young twigs glabrous, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Gaylussacia frondosa

JK Marlow    jkm060423_029b

April    Charleston County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Flowers greenish-white to pinkish, bracts small, stalks short-hairy, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Gaylussacia frondosa

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgfrondosa_cabin1

April-May?    Clarendon County    SC

Leaves glabrous or pubescent beneath, often glaucous, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Gaylussacia frondosa

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgfrondosa_cabin2

April-May?    Clarendon County    SC