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Search Term(s): Vaccinium corymbosum   (1 record found)

Heath Family
Vaccinium corymbosum  (highbush blueberry)   
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Carex Section
Meaning of Scientific Name
Vaccinium: from the Latin for bilberry; corymbosum: full of corymbs (flat topped flower heads)
Life Form
Perennial Shrub
Phenology (Flowering Period)
Physiographic Province
☑ Piedmont
☑ Coastal Plain

County Distribution
☑ New Castle
☑ Kent
☑ Sussex

Swamps and wet woodlands
State Status
Piedmont Status
Coastal Plain Status
Global Rank
Federal Status
Geographic Affinity
Species at Limit of Distribution
☐ Northern
☐ Southern

North American Distribution (Non-indigenous Species)
Coefficient of Conservatism
Invasive Watchlist
Global Origin (Non-native Species)
Wildlife Values
Fruit used by many wildlife species; host plant for Callophrys henrici (Henry's Elfin Butterfly), Celastrina argiolus (Spring Azure Butterfly) and Satyrium liparops (Striped Hairstreak Butterfly).
Medicinal Properties
ID Notes
Young twigs pubescent (occasionally glabrous); leaves glabrous to pubescent, margins ciliate serrate or entire, 3-8 cm. by 2-3 cm., widest at or above the middle, narrow to broadly elliptic; fruit blue-glaucous to blue-black.
Additional Info
Habitats in which this plant occurs
Atlantic White Cedar Non-tidal Wetlands (Swamp)
Beach and Dune Habitats (Interdunal Wetlands, herbaceous, shrub, forested)
Black Ash Seepage Swamp
Coastal Plain Seasonal Ponds (Isolated non-tidal forested wetland)
Forest Interior (Non-tidal Wetland Piedmont)
Forest Interior (Non-tidal Wetland Coastal Plain)
Forested Floodplains and Riparian Swamps (Piedmont)
Forested Floodplains and Riparian Swamps (Coastal Plain)
Freshwater Shrub Tidal Wetlands
Freshwater Forested Tidal Wetlands
Isolated Non-tidal Forested Wetlands (Piedmont)
Isolated Non-tidal Forested Wetlands (Coastal Plain)
Peat Wetlands (Acidic Fens)
Ponds, Lakes, and Reservoirs (Millponds)
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