Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Gaylussacia bigeloviana (Fernald) Sorrie & Weakley. Northern Dwarf Huckleberry. Phen: Apr-Jun; Jun-Oct. Hab: Peat dome pocosins (in NC and VA), sandhill seepage bogs (SC), Chamaecyparis bogs (DE), generally growing in peat, forms transitional to var. dumosa in wet pinelands and disturbed pocosins. Dist: G. bigeloviana ranges from NL (Newfoundland) south to NJ, with disjunct populations in Carteret, Dare, and Pender counties, NC (in low pocosins of large peat domes with Chamaedaphne and Zenobia), and in a Sandhill seepage bog in Lexington County, SC. Some material transitional between G. bigeloviana and G. dumosa has been found from NJ to se. VA.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = FNA8, K3, K4, NE, NY, Va, Gajdeczka et al (2010), Sorrie & Weakley (2007a); = Gaylussacia dumosa var. bigeloviana – C, F, G, Camp (1935); < Gaylussacia dumosa – GW2, K1, Pa, RAB, W, Godfrey (1988), Luteyn et al (1996), Sleumer (1967a)

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie