Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1591

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common (uncommon in NC Coastal Plain, rare in SC Coastal Plain)
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Look for it on forested slopes, usually rather xeric, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish-white/Greenish pink
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed cylindro-urceolate corolla
10 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Blue
Berry

 

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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Vaccinium pallidum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium pallidum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-19-006:
Vaccinium vacillans   FAMILY Ericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Dryland Blueberry, Lowbush Blueberry, Upland Low Blueberry, Hillside Blueberry