(A. Gray) Small
Gaylussacia nana, the dwarf dangleberry or Confederate huckleberry, is a plant species native to the coastal plains of the southeastern United States. It has been reported from Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. It is found in either wet or dry soil, in woodlands, bogs, sandy ridges and savannahs, usually at elevations less than 100 m (330 feet).
Gaylussacia nana is a shrub up to 1 m (40 inches) tall, sometimes forming large colonies of hundreds of individuals. It has dull green to yellow-green leaves up to 4 cm (1.6 inches) long. Inflorescences hang from the leaf axils or from the tips of branches, with 1-4 greenish-white flowers. Fruits are sweet and juicy, usually dark blue but sometimes white, up to 8 mm (0.3 inches) in diameter.
- The Plant List
- Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
- Flora of North America Gaylussacia nana (A. Gray) Small, 1897. Dwarf dangleberry
- Small, John Kunkel. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 24(9): 443. 1897.
- Small, John Kunkel. Manual of the Southeastern Flora 1008, 1506. 1933.
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