Vaccinium pallidum


Hort. Kew. 2: 10. 1789 ,.

Common names: Blue Ridge or late low-bush blueberry
Synonyms: Cyanococcus liparis Small Cyanococcus margarettae (Ashe) Small Cyanococcus pallidus (Aiton) Small Cyanococcus subcordatus Small Cyanococcus tallapusae Coville ex Small Cyanococcus vacillans (Kalm ex Torrey) Rydberg Vaccinium altomontanum Ashe Vaccinium corymbosum var. pallidum (Aiton) A. Gray Vaccinium margarettae Ashe Vaccinium vacillans Kalm ex Torrey Vaccinium vacillans var. crinitum Fernald Vaccinium vacillans var. missouriense Ashe Vaccinium viride
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 529. Mentioned on page 517.

Shrubs, erect, (3–)4–12(–40) dm, rhizomatous, (twigs of previous year not verrucose). Leaves persistent. Inflorescences terminal, racemes, on lateral twigs, on previous year’s shoots or older woody stems. Pedicels articulated with calyx tube. Flowers: sepals 5; petals 4–5, connate for nearly their entire lengths, corolla cylindric or urceolate; stamens 10, included; anthers ± without awns, tubules 1–1.5 mm, with terminal pores. Berries [4-], 5-, [pseudo 8-, or pseudo 10]-locular. Seeds 10–25, (ca. 1 mm).

Phenology: Flowering mid-late spring.
Habitat: Dry, open oak or oak- hickory woods, open pine woods, ledges, abandoned farmland or cut-over deciduous forests
Elevation: 0-1600 m


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Ont., Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., D.C., Ga., Ill., Ind., Kans., Ky., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Miss., Mo., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Vt., Va., W.Va., Wis.


The flowers of Vaccinium pallidum are visited primarily by Andrena carlini Cockerell and Bombus spp. This species occasionally hybridizes with V. angustifolium, yielding V. ×dobbinii Burnham.

Lower Taxa

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Sam P. Vander Kloet +
Blue Ridge or late low-bush blueberry +
Ont. +, Ala. +, Ark. +, Conn. +, Del. +, D.C. +, Ga. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Kans. +, Ky. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Miss. +, Mo. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Okla. +, Pa. +, R.I. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Vt. +, Va. +, W.Va. +  and Wis. +
0-1600 m +
Dry, open oak or oak- hickory woods, open pine woods, ledges, abandoned farmland or cut-over deciduous forests +
Flowering mid-late spring. +
vander1978a +
Cyanococcus liparis +, Cyanococcus margarettae +, Cyanococcus pallidus +, Cyanococcus subcordatus +, Cyanococcus tallapusae +, Cyanococcus vacillans +, Vaccinium altomontanum +, Vaccinium corymbosum var. pallidum +, Vaccinium margarettae +, Vaccinium vacillans +, Vaccinium vacillans var. crinitum +, Vaccinium vacillans var. missouriense +  and Vaccinium viride +
Vaccinium pallidum +
Vaccinium sect. Cyanococcus +
species +