OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Gaylussacia bigeloviana   FAMILY Ericaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gaylussacia dumosa   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-18-002?:
Gaylussacia dumosa   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Gaylussacia dumosa var. bigeloviana

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Dwarf Huckleberry, Bog Huckleberry


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Gaylussacia bigeloviana   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gaylussacia dumosa   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-18-002?:
Gaylussacia dumosa   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Gaylussacia dumosa var. bigeloviana

 

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4351

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Rare

Habitat: Peat dome pocosins (in NC and VA), sandhill seepage bogs (SC), Chamaecyparis bogs (DE), generally growing in peat, forms transitional to var. dumosa in wet pinelands and disturbed pocosins, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous to semi-evergreen?
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed urceolate to narrowly campanulate corolla
10 included stamens
Inferior ovary

Flowers in axillary racemes on 2nd-year wood

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Berry

 

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