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Vaccinium crassifolium Andrews
CREEPING BLUEBERRY
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Vaccinium crassifolium Andrews
creeping blueberry

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General Information
Symbol: VACR
Group: Dicot
Family: Ericaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
Subshrub
Native Status : L48   N
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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Ericales
Family Ericaceae – Heath family
Genus Vaccinium L. – blueberry
Species Vaccinium crassifolium Andrews – creeping blueberry

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Vaccinium crassifolium . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Vaccinium crassifolium</i>
Andrews ssp. <i>
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Vaccinium crassifolium ssp. crassifolium
creeping blueberry Distribution of <i>
Vaccinium crassifolium</i>
Andrews ssp. <i>
sempervirens</i>
(Rayner & L.F. Hend.) W.B. Kirkman & J.R. Ballington
Vaccinium crassifolium ssp. sempervirens
creeping blueberry

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15. Vaccinium crassifolium Andrews, Bot. Repos. 2: plate 105. 1800.

Herpothamnus crassifolius (Andrews) Small; Vaccinium crassifolium subsp . sempervirens (D. A. Rayner & J. Henderson) W. B. Kirkman & Ballington; V. sempervirens D. A. Rayner & J. Henderson

Plants extensively mat-forming (often by layering), with erect branches from lateral buds, rooting and/or swelling into woody burls at nodes; twigs of current year reddish green, terete, finely hairy, not verrucose. Leaf blades dark green, elliptic to obovate, (10-)12-15(-39) × (4-)5-7(-24) mm, coriaceous, margins ± entire, surfaces glabrescent. Pedicels 0.1-0.3 cm. Flowers: calyx lobes distinct; corolla usually white, 3-5 mm; filaments ciliate. Berries black, 6-8 mm diam., insipid. 2 n = 24.

Flowering late spring. Coastal plain, open pine flatwoods, pine barrens, pocosin ecotones and associated disturbed areas, road cuts, fire trails, mown roadsides; 0-200 m; Ga., N.C., S.C., Va.

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