Shrubs of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Ericaceae
Vaccinium stamineum (Deerberry)
Flower colorwhite
Number of petals5
Petal statefused
Leaf persistencedeciduous
Leaf arrangementalternate
Leaf groupingsimple
Leaf marginentire
Leaf/leaflet shapeovate/elliptic
Fruit typefleshy
Fruit colorgreen
Flowering datesmid May
Fruiting datesAugust
HabitatDry woods
LocalitySouth side of the Holyoke Range on Bare Mountain.
DescriptionAn open shrub from 2 - 20 feet tall. The white flowers, produced in loose, leafy clusters, have a slight outward flare and a style that protrudes beyond the petals. The fruit is a dryish, green or purple-green berry.
CommentThis species is more common on the south side of the Range.
Flower photoPW
Flower photo 2PW
Fruit photoKBS