18. Vaccinium darrowii Camp, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club. 69: 240. 1942.
Darrow’s evergreen blueberry Darrow’s evergreen blueberry
Vacciniummyrsinites Lamarck var. glaucum A. Gray in A. Gray et al., Syn. Fl. N. Amer. 2: 21. 1878, not V. glaucum Lamarck 1783
Plants forming extensive open colonies, 1-15 dm; twigs pale green, glaucous, ± terete, puberulent. Leaves persistent for 1+ years; blade usually pale green abaxially, dark green adaxially, elliptic, 7-11 × 3-5 mm, coriaceous, margins entire, (often inrolled), surfaces usually glabrous abaxially (rarely minutely hairy along midvein. Flowers: calyx greenish, glabrous; corolla white tinged with pink or red, ± urceolate, 4-6 mm; filaments ciliate. Berries blue, glaucous, 8-10 mm diam., glabrous. Seeds 10-20, ca. 1 mm. 2n = 24.
Flowering winter-spring. Low flatwoods, scrubby flatwoods, oak-scrub, palmetto scrubs and swales; 0-30 m; Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss.