Gaylussacia frondosa

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Gaylussacia frondosa
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Photo by Dwight K. Lauer, Auburn University,
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Tracheophyta- Vascular plants
Class: Magnoliopsida - Dicotyledons
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Gaylussacia
Species: G. frondosa
Binomial name
Gaylussacia frondosa
(L.)Torr. & A. Gray
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Natural range of Gaylussacia frondosa from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common names: Blue huckleberry, Dangleberry

Taxonomic notes

Synonyms: Gaylussacia frondosa var. frondosa; Decachaena frondosa (Linnaeus) Torrey & Gray


A description of Gaylussacia frondosa is provided in The Flora of North America.




Gaylussacia frondosa is restricted to native groundcover with a statistical affinity in upland pinelands of South Georgia. [1]


G. frondosa has been observed to flower in April.[2]

Seed dispersal

This species is thought to be dispersed by consumption by vertebrates. [3]

Conservation and management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. Ostertag, T.E., and K.M. Robertson. 2007. A comparison of native versus old-field vegetation in upland pinelands managed with frequent fire, South Georgia, USA. Pages 109–120 in R.E. Masters and K.E.M. Galley (eds.). Proceedings of the 23rd Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference: Fire in Grassland and Shrubland Ecosystems.
  2. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. Accessed: 9 DEC 2016
  3. Kirkman, L. Katherine. Unpublished database of seed dispersal mode of plants found in Coastal Plain longleaf pine-grasslands of the Jones Ecological Research Center, Georgia.