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


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image of Vaccinium stamineum var. stamineum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_post8_001_lvd

        

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. stamineum

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

        

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. stamineum

JK Marlow    jkm110415_486

April    Carroll County    GA

Vaccinium stamineum's flowers are white, bell-shaped, and open widely, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. stamineum

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvstamineum_and2

April    Anderson County    SC

Leaves green beneath, often slightly paler but not at all glaucous, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. stamineum

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvstamineum_and3

April    Anderson County    SC

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. stamineum

JK Marlow    jkm060506_077

May    Oconee County    SC

Clemson Forest

Corolla widely campanulate, stamens exserted, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. stamineum

JK Marlow    jkm060506_081

May    Oconee County    SC

Clemson Forest

Calyx lobes 5, acute or obtuse, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.