Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2876

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in xeric woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Vaccinium stamineum var. caesium   FAMILY Ericaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium stamineum   FAMILY Ericaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-19-002a?:
Vaccinium stamineum var. stamineum   FAMILY Ericaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Polycodium floridanum

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Polycodium ashei

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Deerberry, Whiteleaf Deerberry


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image of Vaccinium stamineum var. caesium

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

        

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. caesium

JK Marlow    jkm0504c_23b

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Inflorescence bracts nearly as large as normal foliage lvs. Stamens 4-6mm long, per Weakley's Flora.