SHINY BLUEBERRY (Vaccinium myrsinites)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: SHINY BLUEBERRY (Vaccinium myrsinites)

aka ground blueberry. Low growing shrub which produces small juicy fruits eaten by mammals and a variety of birds including songbirds, quail, pheasant and wild turkey. Also provides good cover for small birds/mammals. source: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/vacmys/all.html

Learn: http://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/vaccinium-myrsinites

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Vaccinium+myrsinites

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=653

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