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Section: Cyanococcus    

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/14/23):
Vaccinium myrsinites   FAMILY Ericaceae   Go to FSUS key



SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium myrsinites   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Vaccinium myrsinites

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 8 (2009)

Vaccinium myrsinites

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America (Kartesz, 1999)

Vaccinium myrsinites

SYNONYMOUS WITH Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)

Vaccinium myrsinites

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-19-011:

Vaccinium myrsinites   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

Cyanococcus myrsinites var. myrsinites

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Evergreen Blueberry


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image of Vaccinium myrsinites, Southern Evergreen Blueberry

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmvmyrsinites_srs

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Erect shrub 2-6dm tall, rhizomatous. Berry black or glaucous blue [when ripe], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).

 

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/14/23):
Vaccinium myrsinites   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium myrsinites   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Vaccinium myrsinites

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 8
Vaccinium myrsinites

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America (Kartesz, 1999)
Vaccinium myrsinites

SYNONYMOUS WITH Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Vaccinium myrsinites

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-19-011:
Vaccinium myrsinites   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cyanococcus myrsinites var. myrsinites

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1586

Shrub
Perennial

Habitat: pine flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Common in GA Coastal Plain (rare in SC)

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous, forming clonal colonies

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring
Pink/White
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed narrowly urceolate corolla
10 stamens
Inferior ovary
Bisexual

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Black/Blue
Berry

 

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