Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2877

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in xeric to submesic woodlands, forests, and rock outcrops (unlike most Vaccinium, often on mafic, ultramafic, or calcareous rocks), per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable ...Dry

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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Deerberry