Vaccinium corymbosum

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Vaccinium corymbosum
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Photo by Betty Wargo, Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Vaccinium
Species: V. corymbosum
Binomial name
Vaccinium corymbosum
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Natural range of Vaccinium corymbosum from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common name: Highbush blueberry

Taxonomic notes

Synonyms: Vaccinium corymbosum var. albiflorum (Hooker) Fernald; Vaccinium corymbosum var. glabrum Gray; Vaccinium constablaei A. Gray; Cyanococcus corymbosus (Linnaeus) Rydberg


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




It flowers from January to April and in December.[1]

Seed dispersal

This species disperses by being consumed by vertebrates (being assumed). [2]


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

Apidae: Apis mellifera, Bombus impatiens, Habropoda laboriosa

Colletidae: Hylaeus confluens

Halictidae: Augochlorella gratiosa, Augochloropsis anonyma, A. sumptuosa, Lasioglossum placidensis

Leucospididae: Leucospis robertsoni, L. slossonae

Vespidae: Pachodynerus nasidens, Polistes bahamensis, Stenodynerus histrionalis rufustus, S. lineatifrons, Zethus slossonae

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 Unpublished database of seed dispersal mode of plants found in Coastal Plain longleaf pine-grasslands of the Jones Ecological Research Center, Georgia.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.