OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Vaccinium stamineum var. 1   FAMILY Ericaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium stamineum   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-19-002a?:
Vaccinium stamineum var. stamineum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Polycodium (Ashe, 1931)
Polycodium arenicola

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf Deerberry


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image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 1, Dwarf Deerberry

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

        

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 1, Dwarf Deerberry

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvstamineumvar1_cp1

Month Unknown    Barnwell County    SC

Plants short, 0.2-0.5(1.0)m tall, distinctly clonal, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 1, Dwarf Deerberry

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvstamineumvar1_cp2

Month Unknown    Barnwell County    SC

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

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Vaccinium stamineum var. 1   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium stamineum   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-19-002a?:
Vaccinium stamineum var. stamineum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Polycodium (Ashe, 1931)
Polycodium arenicola

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2357

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Carolina Coastal Plain, rare in GA (an endemic)

Habitat: Pinelands, per Weakley's Flora

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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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