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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Gaylussacia brachycera   FAMILY Ericaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gaylussacia brachycera   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Gaylussacia brachycera

SYNONYMOUS WITH (THE GENUS NAME PREOCCUPIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Buxella brachycera

SYNONYMOUS WITH Andre Michaux
Vaccinium brachycerum

 

COMMON NAME:
Box Huckleberry


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Gaylussacia brachycera   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gaylussacia brachycera   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Gaylussacia brachycera

SYNONYMOUS WITH (THE GENUS NAME PREOCCUPIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Buxella brachycera

SYNONYMOUS WITH Andre Michaux
Vaccinium brachycerum

 

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595

Shrub; Subshrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Rare in NC

Habitat: Dry, acidic ridgetops and upper slopes, locally forming large clones, in the Coastal Plain in dry sandy soils, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/Pinkish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4-5 lobed calyx
4-5 lobed globular-urceolate corolla
10 included stamens
Inferior ovary

Flowers in axillary racemes on 2nd-year wood

FRUIT:
Summer
Blue
Berry

 

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