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Vaccinium crassifolium

Vaccinium crassifolium Andrews

Creeping Blueberry

Ericaceae (Heath Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Trailing stems, up to about 1 foot long, form mats a few inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: GA , NC , SC , VA

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: 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.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Vaccinium crassifolium in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Vaccinium crassifolium in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Vaccinium crassifolium


Record Modified: 2023-01-02
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