Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2544

Subshrub; Trailing woody vine
Perennial

Native to South Carolina
Documented growing wild in - - SC

Rare, endemic to Lexington Co, SC, known from only a few sites

Look for it in seepage bogs in the fall-line Sandhills, longleaf pine woodlands over sandstone and gravel outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White/Pink
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed globular-urceolate corolla
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Black
Berry

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium crassifolium ssp. sempervirens   FAMILY Ericaceae

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Vaccinium crassifolium

 

COMMON NAME:
Rayner's Blueberry