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Plant Details

Vaccinium stamineum

Deerberry, Common Deerberry

Scientific Name:

Vaccinium stamineum

Common Name:

Deerberry, Common Deerberry

Plant Family

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Shrub

Bloom Color(s):

white

Size in Feet:

3 - 6 ft

Light:

shade to part-shade

Soil Moisture:

xeric to sub-mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May - June

Bloom Area:

Coast, Piedmont, Mountains

Deerberry in flower

Deerberry is variable in leaf, size and berry color and has many varieties, including a dwarf variety in Coastal pinelands. Common throughout the state.

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Paynter, Wilmington, late April, 2010

Flowers from above

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Jorge Vigueras

Close-up of flowers showing stamens

Deerberry has an open bell-shape flower with the stamens showing prominently. Thus the species name, 'stamineum'.

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Paynter, Wilmington, April 2010

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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