Vaccinium erythrocarpum Michaux. Phen: Late May-Jul; Aug-Sep. Hab: Rocky ridges, shrub or grassy balds, bogs, spruce-fir forests, usually at high elevations. Dist: A Southern and Central Appalachian endemic, V. erythrocarpum ranges from WV through VA to w. NC, e. and ec. TN, and ne. GA.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: The only other member of Section Oxycoccoides is V. japonicum Miguel of montane Japan, so similar as to be sometimes regarded as only a subspecies or variety of our species.
Synonymy: = C, F, G, K1, K3, RAB, Tn, Va, W, WV, Luteyn et al (1996), Uttal (1987), Vander Kloet (1988); = Hugeria erythrocarpa (Michx.) Small – S; = Vaccinium erythrocarpum Michx. ssp. erythrocarpum – FNA8