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FamilyScientific Name Common NameHabitatDistributionImage
EricaceaeGaylussacia baccataBlack Huckleberry, CrackleberryXeric, acidic forests and woodlands, rock outcrops, to 1600m elevation.NL (Newfoundland) and QC west to ON and MB, south to ne. NC, nw. SC, n. GA, AL, and MO; in GA, NC, and SC it is primarily montane in distribution, but in VA it occurs throughout the state.image of plant
EricaceaeGaylussacia bigelovianaNorthern Dwarf HuckleberryPeat 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.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.image of plant
EricaceaeGaylussacia brachyceraBox HuckleberryDry, acidic ridgetops and upper slopes, locally forming large clones, in the Coastal Plain in dry sandy soils.Sc. PA and DE south to e. KY and ec. TN, primarily on the Cumberland and Alleghany Plateaus; also disjunct on a steep, xeric, west-facing bluff in Durham Co. NC, where evidently native. The report in Radford, Ahles, & Bell (1968) is based on misidentification of plants later named as Vaccinium sempervirens.image of plant
EricaceaeGaylussacia dumosaSouthern Dwarf HuckleberryLongleaf pine sandhills, pine flatwoods, other xeric to mesic, acidic forests and woodlands.This is one of the most common shrubs of the Southeastern Coastal Plain, with an overall range from NJ south to FL and west to e. LA, primarily in the Coastal Plain, less commonly inland (as in sc. TN and se. WV). Reported for MD and DE (Longbottom, Naczi, & Knapp 2016).image of plant
EricaceaeGaylussacia frondosaDangleberryMesic, acidic woodlands, especially in sandhill-pocosin and savanna-pocosin ecotones, also in xeric chestnut oak forests in the lower Piedmont.Primarily a Southeastern Coastal Plain species: s. NH south to s. SC, less commonly inland to w. NY, c. and w. PA, w. VA, and w. SC.image of plant
EricaceaeGaylussacia mosieriMosier's Huckleberry, Hirsute HuckleberryPine savannas and seepages.S. GA, ne. FL (Duval County), n. peninsular FL (Volusia County) west through Panhandle FL to e. LA. Material from Lexington County, SC originally identified as this taxon has been reassigned to G. bigeloviana.image of plant
EricaceaeGaylussacia nanaDwarf DangleberryXeric longleaf pine sandhills, pine flatwoods, pocosin ecotones, pine savannas.Se. NC (New Hanover County) (Sorrie & LeBlond 2008) and sc. SC (Berkeley and Willamsburg counties) south to n. and c. FL peninsula, FL Panhandle, and west to e. LA (Florida parishes). In NC, this species is somewhat disjunct from ec. SC in xeric sandhills of se. NC (on the Carolina Beach peninsula and the 421 Sandhills nw. of Wilmington). In the central and southern Coastal Plain of South Carolina, it is probably more common than G. frondosa (just not frequently distinguished from it) (P. McMillan, pers.comm. 2020).image of plant
EricaceaeGaylussacia orocolaBlue Ridge Bog HuckleberryBogs, seepages over granite.Endemic to the sw. NC mountains.image of plant
EricaceaeGaylussacia tomentosaHairy DangleberryPine flatwoods, longleaf pine sandhills, xeric coastal fringe sandhills, pocosin ecotones, pine savannas.Se. and ec.SC (Charleston, Dorchester, and Barnwell counties southward) south to c. peninsular FL, west to s. GA and sw. AL.image of plant
EricaceaeGaylussacia ursinaBear Huckleberry, Mountain HuckleberryMesic to xeric forests, frequently dominant; common.A narrow Southern Appalachian endemic: sw. NC (southwest of the Asheville Basin), nw. SC, ne. GA, and se. TN; disjunct at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, Bell County, KY.image of plant

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