OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Vaccinium stamineum var. 2   FAMILY Ericaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium stamineum   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-19-002a?:
Vaccinium stamineum var. stamineum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Polycodium candicans

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Deerberry


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image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 2, Appalachian Deerberry

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

        

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 2, Appalachian Deerberry

JK Marlow    jkm200425_4148

April    Greenville County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 2, Appalachian Deerberry

JK Marlow    jkm200428_4347

April    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Wonder who the hitchhiker is...

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 2, Appalachian Deerberry

JK Marlow    jkm200428_4352

April    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 2, Appalachian Deerberry

JK Marlow    jkm110515_564

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 2, Appalachian Deerberry

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, Appalachian Deerberry

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, Appalachian Deerberry

JK Marlow    jkm130515_001

May    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Outdoor Lab

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 2, Appalachian Deerberry

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, Appalachian Deerberry

JK Marlow    jkm130515_983

May    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Outdoor Lab

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 2, Appalachian Deerberry

JK Marlow    jkm130515_992

May    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Outdoor Lab

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 2, Appalachian Deerberry

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.

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 2, Appalachian Deerberry

JK Marlow    jkm210507_0136

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 2, Appalachian Deerberry

JK Marlow    jkm200606_5719

June    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 2, Appalachian Deerberry

JK Marlow    jkm200606_5721

June    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 2, Appalachian Deerberry

JK Marlow    jkm200606_5723

June    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 2, Appalachian Deerberry

JK Marlow    jkm220609_8464

June    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Vaccinium stamineum var. 2, Appalachian Deerberry

JK Marlow    jkm220705_8975

July    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Vaccinium stamineum var. 2   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium stamineum   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-19-002a?:
Vaccinium stamineum var. stamineum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Polycodium candicans

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2878

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: Xeric to submesic woodlands and forests, including pine-oak/heath and shrub balds, per Weakley's Flora

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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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