Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2303

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare, narrowly endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Look for it on mountain slopes and ridges, primarily in pine-oak & oak forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...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 cylindric 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 hirsutum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium hirsutum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-19-007:
Vaccinium hirsutum   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Woollyberry, Hairy Blueberry


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image of Vaccinium hirsutum

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvhirsutum_abrams1

May        

Pedicel, hypanthium, calyx & corolla stipitate-glandular. Entire plant hirsute, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Vaccinium hirsutum

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvhirsutum_abrams2

May        

Leaves green, pilose on both sides, mostly greater than 3cm long, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Vaccinium hirsutum

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvhirsutum_abrams3

May        

A narrow Southern Appalachian endemic, occurring only in a few counties, per Weakley's Flora.