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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Gaylussacia dumosa (Andrews) Torr. & A. Gray
Synonym(s): Gaylussacia bigeloviana, Gaylussacia dumosa var. bigeloviana, Gaylussacia orocola, Lasiococcus dumosus, Lasiococcus dumosus var. bigelovianus, Lasiococcus orocola
USDA Symbol: GADU
A low, rhizomatous, blueberry-like shrub, 3-15 in. tall, with deciduous or semi-evergreen leaves and shiny-black berries. Leaves are 1 in. long and widest toward the tip. Flowers are cream, cup-shaped and five-lobed.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Leaf:
Green Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
, WV Canada: NB
, PE Native Distribution:
Nf. to FL
& LA Native Habitat:
Low pinelands, pond margins & bogs; dry, sandy woods
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Sandy, acid soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Mr. Smarty Plants says
Native ground cover to replace grass in Florida.
February 04, 2008
Where can I find a list of ground covers to replace my grass. I live in the south of Ocala Florida.
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National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FAC || FAC || FAC |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
- Picayune, MS
Record Last Modified: 2013-09-08
Research By: TWC Staff