Gaylussacia nana

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Dwarf dangleberry
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Gaylussacia
Species:
G. nana
Binomial name
Gaylussacia nana
(A. Gray) Small
Synonyms[1][2]
  • Decachaena nana (A. Gray) Small
  • Decamerium nanum (A. Gray) Ashe
  • Gaylussacia frondosa var. nana A. Gray 1886

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.[3] 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).[4]

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.[5][6]

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