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Vaccinium stamineum Linnaeus var. 1 . Dwarf Deerberry. Phen: Apr-Jun; Aug-Oct. Hab: Pinelands. Dist: Se. NC south to GA.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: This dwarf taxon is characteristic of Coastal Plain pinelands; its stature is not the result of fire; it never achieves greater height, even following decades of fire suppression.

Synonymy: = Polycodium arenicola Ashe – Ashe (1931); < Vaccinium stamineum L. – C, FNA8, K1, K3, K4, W, Luteyn et al (1996), Uttal (1987), Vander Kloet (1988); < Vaccinium stamineum L. var. stamineum – RAB

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: 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: 6

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