Vaccinium darrowii

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Vaccinium darrowii
Vaccinium darowii PH 2015-10.JPG
Photo by Kevin Robertson
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Vaccinium
Species: V. darrowii
Binomial name
Vaccinium darrowii
Vacc darr dist.jpg
Natural range of Vaccinium darrowii from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common name: Darrow's blueberry

Taxonomic notes

Synonym: Cyanococcus myrsinites (Lamarck) Small var. glaucum A. Gray


A description of Vaccinium darrowii is provided in The Flora of North America.




V. darrowii has been observed flowering from February to April and in December.[1]

Seed dispersal

This species is thought to be dispersed by consumption by vertebrates. [2]


The following Hymenoptera families and species were observed visiting flowers of Vaccinium darrowii at Archbold Biological Station: [3]

Apidae: Apis mellifera, Epeolus erigeronis, Habropoda laboriosa

Halictidae: Agapostemon splendens, Augochlora pura, Augochlorella aurata, A. gratiosa, Augochloropsis anonyma

Megachilidae: Megachile brevis pseudobrevis

Vespidae: Eumenes smithii

Conservation and management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. Accessed: 14 DEC 2016
  2. 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 Unpublished database of seed dispersal mode of plants found in Coastal Plain longleaf pine-grasslands of the Jones Ecological Research Center, Georgia.
  3. Deyrup, M.A. and N.D. 2015. Database of observations of Hymenoptera visitations to flowers of plants on Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA.