Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

Field Guide Overview

Dominant Flora of the Ground Cover in Pine Forests of the Apalachicola National Forest

Genus/Species Vaccinium corymbosum Common Name Highbush blueberry
Family ERICACEAE Acronym HBBL
Description

Shrub with leaves alternate, laceolate to obvate, moderately pointed, deciduous, membranous, not glandular, leaves 2.5-7 cm long; flowers pinkish-white, urn-shaped, Feb.-April; fruit shiny, black at maturity, reaches 1-3 m.