Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2374

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in bogs, pocosins, swamps, also in uplands, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Pinkish /Greenish (rarely whitish)
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed urceolate corolla
10 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Black
Berry

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Vaccinium fuscatum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium fuscatum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-19-010:
Vaccinium atrococcum   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Hairy Highbush Blueberry, Black Highbush Blueberry


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image of Vaccinium fuscatum, Hairy Highbush Blueberry, Black Highbush Blueberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vaat_001_lvd

        

image of Vaccinium fuscatum, Hairy Highbush Blueberry, Black Highbush Blueberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_vaat_002_lvd

        

image of Vaccinium fuscatum, Hairy Highbush Blueberry, Black Highbush Blueberry

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvfuscatum_and15vg

March    Anderson County    SC

Flowers urn-shaped, pinkish or greenish, opening as leaves emaerge, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Vaccinium fuscatum, Hairy Highbush Blueberry, Black Highbush Blueberry

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvfuscatum_and23habg

March    Anderson County    SC

image of Vaccinium fuscatum, Hairy Highbush Blueberry, Black Highbush Blueberry

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvfuscatum_and4vg

March    Anderson County    SC

Calyx lobes triangular to lanceolate, erect to ascending, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Vaccinium fuscatum, Hairy Highbush Blueberry, Black Highbush Blueberry

JK Marlow    jkm120526_637

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Hairs of the twigs & leaf surfaces dingy, brownish or dark. Leaves dark green, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Vaccinium fuscatum, Hairy Highbush Blueberry, Black Highbush Blueberry

JK Marlow    jkm120526_640

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves entire to very finely serrulate, hairy below. Twigs dingy-hairy, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Vaccinium fuscatum, Hairy Highbush Blueberry, Black Highbush Blueberry

JK Marlow    jkm120526_644

May    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Vaccinium fuscatum, Hairy Highbush Blueberry, Black Highbush Blueberry

JK Marlow    jkm120727_953

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Fruit a many-seeded black berry, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Vaccinium fuscatum, Hairy Highbush Blueberry, Black Highbush Blueberry

JK Marlow    jkm120727_956

July    Spartanburg County    SC