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Vaccinium stamineum Linnaeus var. stamineum . Common Deerberry. Phen: Apr-Jun; Aug-Oct. Hab: Xeric to submesic woodlands, forests, and rock outcrops (unlike most Vaccinium, often on mafic, ultramafic, or calcareous rocks). Dist: MA, NY, s. ON, and MO south to Panhandle FL and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Vaccinium stamineum (in the broad sense) is reported as a diploid species, 2x=24 (Redpath et al. 2022).

Synonymy: = Ward (1974); >< Polycodium candicans Small – S; > Polycodium neglectum Small – S, Ashe (1931); > Polycodium stamineum (L.) Greene – S, Ashe (1931); > Vaccinium neglectum (Small) Fernald – G; < Vaccinium stamineum L. – Ar, C, Fl5, FNA8, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, NE, NY, Pa, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, Luteyn et al (1996), Uttal (1987), Vander Kloet (1988); > Vaccinium stamineum L. var. interius (Ashe) E.J.Palmer & Steyerm. – F, WV; > Vaccinium stamineum L. var. neglectum (Small) Deam – F, Tat, WV; < Vaccinium stamineum L. var. stamineum – RAB; > Vaccinium stamineum L. var. stamineum – F, Tat, WV

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 5

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