Vaccinium stamineum

deerberry, squaw-huckleberry, gooseberry
Family

Ericaceae

Leaf Arrangement

alternate

Leaf Attachment

petiolate, subsessile

Leaf Margin

entire, denticulate

Leaf Type

simple

Leaf Shape

oblong, elliptic, lanceolate, oblanceolate, obovate, cuneate, subcordate

Growth Form

shrub

Flower Color

green, purple, white

Flower Month

March - October

Height (meters)

0.5 - 5.0

Milky Sap

No

Armed/Unarmed

Unarmed

Origin

native

Lifespan

perennial


Wetland Class

FACU

Animal Use

Birds and mammals eat the berries. This plant is a special value to native bees and bumble bees.

Habitat

Dry, open woods; floodplain thickets. In sandy or clayey soils in pinelands, mixed forests, savannahs and bottomlands.