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

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

        

image of Vaccinium fuscatum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_vaat_002_lvd

        

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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

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvfuscatum_and23habg

March    Anderson County    SC

image of Vaccinium fuscatum

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

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

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

JK Marlow    jkm120526_644

May    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Vaccinium fuscatum

JK Marlow    jkm120727_953

July    Spartanburg County    SC

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

image of Vaccinium fuscatum

JK Marlow    jkm120727_956

July    Spartanburg County    SC