Vaccinium formosum Andrews


Family: Ericaceae

Genus: Vaccinium

Description: 

Whortle-berry with floral leaves on the branch part of the bunch, as well as on the partial foot-stalks; leaves quite intire, oblong, pointed, and smooth; cups pressed to the blossom; blossoms nearly cylindrical, and ribbed ; summit just without the blossom; ten chives. (Bot. Repos.)

History: 

Published in Bot. Repos. 2: 97 in 1800.

Native to the US (New Jersey, Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia).

Introduced in 1770 by William Young.

Synonym of Vaccinium corymbosum L. (See Flora of North America).


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