OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Gaylussacia brachycera   FAMILY Ericaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gaylussacia brachycera   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) (MISIDENTIFIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-18-001:
Gaylussacia brachycera   FAMILY Ericaceae

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 (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) 145-18-001:
Gaylussacia brachycera   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

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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