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Vaccinium tenellum (Small black blueberry)
Smith, R.W.

Vaccinium tenellum

Vaccinium tenellum Aiton

Small Black Blueberry

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

Synonym(s): Cyanococcus tenellus

USDA Symbol: VATE3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: To about 30 inches in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Flowers white, tinged pink.


USA: AL , FL , GA , MS , NC , VA

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACU UPL
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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-01-04
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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