Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2300

Shrub
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in NC)

Look for it in xeric woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed rotate-campanulate corolla
10 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Green/Pink/Yellowish/Purple
Berry

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Vaccinium stamineum var. sericeum   FAMILY Ericaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium stamineum   FAMILY Ericaceae

(?) (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-19-002b:
Vaccinium stamineum var. melanocarpum   FAMILY Ericaceae

(?) (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Polycodium melanocarpum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Polycodium (Ashe, 1931)
Polycodium sericeum

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Deerberry


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image of Vaccinium stamineum var. sericeum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_vast_004_lvd

        

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. sericeum

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvstamineum_melanomcc1

April    McCormick County    SC

Bracts of the inflorescence much smaller than normal foliage leaves, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. sericeum

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvstamineum_melanomcc2

April    McCormick County    SC

Leaves green beneath, often slightly paler but not at all glaucous, per Weakley's Flora.