Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 24 taxa.

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speaker icon Common Name: Box Huckleberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Gaylussacia brachycera   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Gaylussacia brachycera   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) (MISIDENTIFIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Gaylussacia brachycera 145-18-001   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in dry, acidic ridgetops and upper slopes

Rare in NC

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sparkleberry, Farkleberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Vaccinium arboreum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vaccinium arboreum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vaccinium arboreum 145-19-001   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in rocky or sandy woodlands, bluffs, and cliffs, usually xeric and often fire-maintained, and unlike most other Vaccinium, often on mafic, ultramafic, or calcareous rocks

Common (uncommon in GA Mountains, rare in NC-SC Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Common Deerberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Vaccinium stamineum var. stamineum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Vaccinium stamineum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vaccinium stamineum var. stamineum 145-19-002a   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in xeric to submesic woodlands, forests, and rock outcrops (unlike most Vaccinium, often on mafic, ultramafic, or calcareous rocks)

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Dwarf Deerberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Vaccinium stamineum var. 1 ("arenicola")   FAMILY: Ericaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Vaccinium stamineum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vaccinium stamineum var. stamineum 145-19-002a?   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in pinelands

Common in Carolina Coastal Plain, rare in GA (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Appalachian Deerberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Vaccinium stamineum var. 2 ("candicans")   FAMILY: Ericaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Vaccinium stamineum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vaccinium stamineum var. stamineum 145-19-002a?   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in xeric to submesic woodlands and forests, including pine-oak/heath and shrub balds

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Florida Deerberry, Whiteleaf Deerberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Vaccinium stamineum var. caesium   FAMILY: Ericaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Vaccinium stamineum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vaccinium stamineum var. stamineum 145-19-002a?   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in xeric woodlands

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Deerberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Vaccinium stamineum var. sericeum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Vaccinium stamineum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
(?) (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vaccinium stamineum var. melanocarpum 145-19-002b   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in xeric woodlands

Uncommon (rare in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mayberry, Elliott's Blueberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Vaccinium elliottii   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vaccinium elliottii   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vaccinium elliottii 145-19-003   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in bottomlands, slopes, sandy river terraces, natural levees

Common (uncommon in SC Piedmont, rare in NC Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Small Black Blueberry, Dwarf Blueberry, Small Cluster Blueberry, Narrowleaf Blueberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Vaccinium tenellum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vaccinium tenellum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vaccinium tenellum 145-19-004   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills, pine flatwoods, other xeric woodlands

Common in our Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont, rare elsewhere (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rabbiteye Blueberry, Swamp Blueberry, Rabbitberry, Smallflower Blueberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Vaccinium virgatum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vaccinium virgatum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vaccinium amoenum 145-19-005   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in pocosins & Chamaecyparis swamps, also in various drier habitats, including turkey oak sandhills

Common in GA, uncommon in SC, rare in NC (a Southeastern Coastal Plain species)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dryland Blueberry, Lowbush Blueberry, Upland Low Blueberry, Hillside Blueberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Vaccinium pallidum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vaccinium pallidum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vaccinium vacillans 145-19-006   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it on forested slopes, usually rather xeric

Common (uncommon in NC Coastal Plain, rare in SC Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Woollyberry, Hairy Blueberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Vaccinium hirsutum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vaccinium hirsutum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vaccinium hirsutum 145-19-007   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it on mountain slopes and ridges, primarily in pine-oak & oak forests

Rare, narrowly endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Highbush Blueberry, Northern Highbush Blueberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Vaccinium corymbosum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vaccinium corymbosum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vaccinium corymbosum 145-19-008   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, wet swamp forests, moist high elevation bogs, balds and forests

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: New Jersey Highbush Blueberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Vaccinium caesariense   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vaccinium caesariense   FAMILY: Ericaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vaccinium corymbosum 145-19-008?   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in swamps, bogs, moist ground

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Southern Highbush Blueberry, Swamp Highbush Blueberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Vaccinium formosum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vaccinium formosum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vaccinium corymbosum 145-19-008?   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, swamps (especially blackwater, or at least where away from strong alluvial influence), seepages, depression ponds (dolines), other moist ground

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Highbush Blueberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Vaccinium simulatum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vaccinium simulatum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vaccinium constablaei 145-19-009   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it on forested slopes (northern hardwoods, spruce-fir forests), ridges, and shrub balds, at moderate and high elevations

Common (rare in GA), endemic to the Central & Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Hairy Highbush Blueberry, Black Highbush Blueberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Vaccinium fuscatum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vaccinium fuscatum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vaccinium atrococcum 145-19-010   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, pocosins, swamps, also in uplands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Evergreen Blueberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Vaccinium myrsinites   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vaccinium myrsinites   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vaccinium myrsinites 145-19-011   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in pine flatwoods

Common (rare in SC, but locally common)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Darrow's Blueberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Vaccinium darrowii   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vaccinium darrowii   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in pine flatwoods

Uncommon in GA

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Creeping Blueberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Vaccinium crassifolium   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vaccinium crassifolium ssp. crassifolium   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vaccinium crassifolium 145-19-012   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in savannas, pine flatwoods, pocosin-sandhill ecotones, upland sandhills over clay pans

Common in NC-SC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere), nearly endemic to the Carolinas

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Rayner's Blueberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Vaccinium sempervirens   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vaccinium crassifolium ssp. sempervirens   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in seepage bogs in the fall-line Sandhills, longleaf pine woodlands over sandstone and gravel outcrops

Rare, endemic to Lexington Co, SC, known from only a few sites

Native to South Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bearberry, Highbush Cranberry, Southern Mountain Cranberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Vaccinium erythrocarpum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vaccinium erythrocarpum   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vaccinium erythrocarpum 145-19-013   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it on rocky ridges, in shrub or grassy balds, bogs, spruce-fir forests, usually at high elevations

Uncommon (rare in GA), endemic to the Southern & Central Appalachians

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Cranberry, Large Cranberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Vaccinium macrocarpon   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vaccinium macrocarpon   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Vaccinium macrocarpon 145-19-014   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in mountain bogs, low pocosins with deep peat, interdunal wales

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Small Cranberry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Vaccinium oxycoccos   FAMILY: Ericaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Vaccinium oxycoccos   FAMILY: Ericaceae

 

Look for it in bogs

Native (circumboreal, south in North America to WV)

 


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