Vaccinium simulatum Small. Mountain Highbush Blueberry. Phen: Late Apr-early Jun; Jul-Aug. Hab: Forested slopes (northern hardwoods, spruce-fir forests), ridges, and shrub balds, at moderate and high elevations. Dist: A Southern and Central Appalachian endemic, V. simulatum ranges from e. KY and sw. VA south through w. NC and e. TN to n. GA and n. AL.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Syn: = G, K1, K3, K4, Va, Camp (1945), Uttal (1987); = Cyanococcus simulatus – S; > Vaccinium constablaei – G, Redpath et al (2022), misapplied, & orthographic variant; < Vaccinium corymbosum – C, FNA8, Tn, W, Luteyn et al (1996), Vander Kloet (1988); > Vaccinium simulatum – Redpath et al (2022)