Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub
Perennial

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

Common in Mountains, uncommon elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in xeric, acidic forests and woodlands, rock outcrops, to 1600m elevation, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Reddish/Greenish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
4-5 lobed urceolate to urceolate-campanulate corolla
10 included stamens
Inferior ovary
Flowers in axillary racemes on 2nd-year wood

FRUIT:
Summer
Black/Rarely blue or white
Berry

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Gaylussacia baccata   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gaylussacia baccata   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-18-004:
Gaylussacia baccata   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Decachaena baccata

 

COMMON NAME:
Black Huckleberry, Crackleberry