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Section: Herpothamnus    

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



SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium crassifolium ssp. sempervirens   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

Vaccinium crassifolium ssp. sempervirens

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

Vaccinium crassifolium

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

Vaccinium crassifolium ssp. sempervirens

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vaccinium sempervirens (Ericaceae), a new species from Atlantic White-cedar bogs in the sandhills of South Carolina (Rayner & Henderson, 1980)

Vaccinium sempervirens

 

COMMON NAME:
Rayner's Blueberry


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image of Vaccinium sempervirens, Rayner's Blueberry

Keith Bradley    kab_v_sempervirens_0615

April    Lexington County    SC

Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve

Fine glandular teeth most obvious near leaf tips. Flowers white, urn-shaped, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 1st ed. (Porcher & Rayner, 2001).

 

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vaccinium crassifolium ssp. sempervirens   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Vaccinium crassifolium ssp. sempervirens

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America (Kartesz, 1999)
Vaccinium crassifolium ssp. sempervirens

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vaccinium sempervirens (Ericaceae), a new species from Atlantic White-cedar bogs in the sandhills of South Carolina (Rayner & Henderson, 1980)
Vaccinium sempervirens

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2544

Subshrub; Trailing woody vine
Perennial

Habitat: seepage bogs in the fall-line Sandhills, longleaf pine woodlands over sandstone and gravel outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

Native to South Carolina

Rare (endemic to Lexington Co, SC)

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White/Pink
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed globular-urceolate corolla
10 stamens
Superior ovary
Bisexual

FRUIT:
Summer
Black
Berry

 

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