Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Piedmont & Mountains of NC-SC)

Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, pine flatwoods, other xeric to mesic, acidic forests and woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous to semi-evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed urceolate to narrowly campanulate corolla
10 included stamens
Inferior ovary
Flowers in axillary racemes on 2nd-year wood

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Berry

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Gaylussacia dumosa   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gaylussacia dumosa   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-18-002:
Gaylussacia dumosa   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Gaylussacia dumosa var. dumosa

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Dwarf Huckleberry


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image of Gaylussacia dumosa, Southern Dwarf Huckleberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_gadu_001_lvd

        

image of Gaylussacia dumosa, Southern Dwarf Huckleberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_gadu_003_lvd

        

image of Gaylussacia dumosa, Southern Dwarf Huckleberry

JK Marlow    jkm060423_107

April    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Racemes to 4cm long; raceme bracts foliaceous and longer than pedicels, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

image of Gaylussacia dumosa, Southern Dwarf Huckleberry

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgdumosa_cainhoy

May    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Twigs red-brown to gray, densely short-curly hairy, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Gaylussacia dumosa, Southern Dwarf Huckleberry

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgdumosa_steed1

May    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Shrub 10-30cm tall; larger leaves to 3cm long and elliptic-oblanceolate, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.