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Section: Cyanococcus    

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



SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium virgatum   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Vaccinium corymbosum

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 8 (2009)

Vaccinium corymbosum

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

Vaccinium virgatum

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

Vaccinium virgatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-19-005:

Vaccinium amoenum   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDING North American blueberries w notes on other groups of Vacciniaceae (Camp, 1945)

Vaccinium ashei

INCLUDING North American blueberries w notes on other groups of Vacciniaceae (Camp, 1945)

Vaccinium virgatum

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

Cyanococcus amoenus

 

COMMON NAME:
Rabbiteye Blueberry, Swamp Blueberry, Rabbitberry, Smallflower Blueberry


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image of Vaccinium virgatum, Rabbiteye Blueberry, Swamp Blueberry, Rabbitberry, Smallflower Blueberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vavi2_001_lvd

        

image of Vaccinium virgatum, Rabbiteye Blueberry, Swamp Blueberry, Rabbitberry, Smallflower Blueberry

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_vac_virgatum1

May    Scotland County    NC

image of Vaccinium virgatum, Rabbiteye Blueberry, Swamp Blueberry, Rabbitberry, Smallflower Blueberry

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_vac_virgatum1b

May    Scotland County    NC

Berry 8-15mm, black, lustrous [when ripe], per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004).

image of Vaccinium virgatum, Rabbiteye Blueberry, Swamp Blueberry, Rabbitberry, Smallflower Blueberry

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_vac_virgatum3

May    Scotland County    NC

Leaves green and stipitate-glandular beneath; margin minutely toothed, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004).

 

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium virgatum   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Vaccinium corymbosum

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 8
Vaccinium corymbosum

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-19-005:
Vaccinium amoenum   FAMILY Ericaceae

INCLUDING North American blueberries w notes on other groups of Vacciniaceae (Camp, 1945)
Vaccinium ashei

INCLUDING North American blueberries w notes on other groups of Vacciniaceae (Camp, 1945)
Vaccinium virgatum

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1577

Shrub
Perennial

Habitat: pocosins and Chamaecyparis swamps, also in various drier habitats, including turkey oak sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain of GA & SC (rare in NC)

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous, forming clonal colonies

FLOWER:
Spring
PInk/Whitish
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed cylindric corolla
10 stamens
Inferior ovary
Bisexual

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Black
Berry

 

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