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Vaccinium fuscatum Aiton. Hairy Highbush Blueberry, Black Highbush Blueberry. Phen: Feb-May; Jun-Aug. Hab: Bogs, pocosins, swamps, also in uplands. Dist: ME and NB to s. MI, south to sc. peninsular FL and e. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Vaccinium fuscatum is a diploid species, 2x=24 (Redpath et al. 2022).

Synonymy: = Ar, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, NE, Tn, Va, W, Camp (1945), Redpath et al (2022), Uttal (1987); = Vaccinium atrococcum (Gray) Heller – F, G, RAB, Tat, Camp (1945); = Vaccinium corymbosum L. var. atrococcum A.Gray – Mi; > Cyanococcus atrococcus (A.Gray) Small – S; > Cyanococcus fuscatus (Aiton) Small – S; > Vaccinium arkansanum Ashe – Tx; < Vaccinium corymbosum L. – C, Fl5, FNA8, NY, Pa, WH3, Luteyn et al (1996), Vander Kloet (1988); ? Vaccinium marianum S.Watson – G

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Great Plains: FACW
  • Midwest: FAC
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily ?: 5

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