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Section: Cyanococcus    

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



SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium elliottii   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

Vaccinium elliottii

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

Vaccinium corymbosum

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

Vaccinium elliottii

SYNONYMOUS WITH The genus Vaccinium L. (Ericaceae) in Virginia (Uttal, 1987)

Vaccinium elliottii

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

Vaccinium elliottii

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-19-003:

Vaccinium elliottii   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

Cyanococcus elliottii

 

COMMON NAME:
Mayberry, Elliott's Blueberry


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image of Vaccinium elliottii, Mayberry, Elliott's Blueberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vael_001_lvd

        

image of Vaccinium elliottii, Mayberry, Elliott's Blueberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_vael_004_pvd

        

image of Vaccinium elliottii, Mayberry, Elliott's Blueberry

Will Stuart    wil_6765193213_e6773002be

January        MS

Crosby Arboretum

Corollas urn- or vase-shaped, 5-8mm long, 2-5mm wide, in clusters of 3-5, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses (Miller & Miller, 2005).

image of Vaccinium elliottii, Mayberry, Elliott's Blueberry

JK Marlow    jkm100314_001

March    Decatur County    GA

image of Vaccinium elliottii, Mayberry, Elliott's Blueberry

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_vaccinium_elliottii_c

March        

image of Vaccinium elliottii, Mayberry, Elliott's Blueberry

JK Marlow    jkm130407_009

April    Columbia County    GA

Calyx lobes obtuse, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).

image of Vaccinium elliottii, Mayberry, Elliott's Blueberry

JK Marlow    jkm130407_012

April    Columbia County    GA

image of Vaccinium elliottii, Mayberry, Elliott's Blueberry

JK Marlow    jkm130407_013

April    Columbia County    GA

image of Vaccinium elliottii, Mayberry, Elliott's Blueberry

JK Marlow    jkm170401_381

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Twigs slender, green, zigzag, hairy or glabrous, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004).

image of Vaccinium elliottii, Mayberry, Elliott's Blueberry

JK Marlow    jkm170401_390

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Leaves small & thick, elliptic to oval, shiny green above, paler beneath, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses (Miller & Miller, 2005).

image of Vaccinium elliottii, Mayberry, Elliott's Blueberry

JK Marlow    jkm170401_391

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Leaves less than 3cm long and 1.5cm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).

image of Vaccinium elliottii, Mayberry, Elliott's Blueberry

JK Marlow    jkm180505_1793

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

image of Vaccinium elliottii, Mayberry, Elliott's Blueberry

JK Marlow    jkm180505_1794

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

image of Vaccinium elliottii, Mayberry, Elliott's Blueberry

JK Marlow    jkm180505_1809

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

image of Vaccinium elliottii, Mayberry, Elliott's Blueberry

JK Marlow    jkm180505_1810

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

image of Vaccinium elliottii, Mayberry, Elliott's Blueberry

JK Marlow    jkm180505_1865

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

Berry green ripening to bluish-black to black, occasionally whitish waxy, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses (Miller & Miller, 2005).

 

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium elliottii   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH The genus Vaccinium L. (Ericaceae) in Virginia (Uttal, 1987)
Vaccinium elliottii

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-19-003:
Vaccinium elliottii   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1583

Shrub
Perennial

Habitat: Bottomlands, slopes, sandy river terraces, natural levees, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (rare in NC Piedmont)

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Black
Berry

 

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