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Vaccinium fuscatum (Black highbush blueberry)
Smith, R.W.

Vaccinium fuscatum

Vaccinium fuscatum Aiton

Black Highbush Blueberry

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Synonym(s): Cyanococcus atrococcus, Cyanococcus fuscatus, Cyanococcus virgatus, Vaccinium arkansanum, Vaccinium atrococcum, Vaccinium corymbosum var. atrococcum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


USA: AL , AR , DE , KY , LA , MS , NC , NJ , SC , TN , TX , 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

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


Record Modified: 2023-01-02
Research By: DEW

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