Vaccinium myrsinites Lam.
Shiny blueberry, Evergreen blueberry
Ericaceae (Heath Family)
Synonym(s): Cyanococcus myrsinites, Vaccinium nitidum
USDA Symbol: VAMY3
The Shiny Blueberry is a member of the heath family (family Ericaceae) which is widespread, especially on acid soils, with about 1500 species, mostly shrubs, sometimes trees; 15 native tree and many native shrub species in North America. Leaves: usually alternate, simple, elliptical, and not toothed often thick and evergreen, without stipules.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
BibliographyBibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Vaccinium myrsinites in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Vaccinium myrsinites in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Vaccinium myrsinites
MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-09-08
Research By: TWC Staff