Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2878

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in xeric to submesic woodlands and forests, including pine-oak/heath and shrub balds, per Weakley's Flora

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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. 2 ("candicans")   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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Polycodium candicans

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Deerberry


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image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 2 ("candicans")

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

        

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 2 ("candicans")

JK Marlow    jkm110515_564

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 2 ("candicans")

JK Marlow    jkm120505_064

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

Leaves strongly white-glaucous underneath, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 2 ("candicans")

JK Marlow    jkm120505_065

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

Leaf blades often slightly wavy or arching, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 2 ("candicans")

JK Marlow    jkm130515_001

May    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Outdoor Lab

Stamens 4-6 mm long, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 2 ("candicans")

JK Marlow    jkm130515_006

May    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Outdoor Lab

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

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 2 ("candicans")

JK Marlow    jkm130515_983

May    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Outdoor Lab

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 2 ("candicans")

JK Marlow    jkm130515_992

May    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Outdoor Lab

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 2 ("candicans")

JK Marlow    jkm130515_995

May    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Outdoor Lab

Bracts of the inflorescence much smaller than normal foliage leaves, per Weakley's Flora.