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Small black blueberry
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Conservation status

Secure (NatureServe)
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V. tenellum
Binomial name
Vaccinium tenellum
Aiton
Synonyms

Cyanococcus tenellus (Aiton) Small

Vaccinium tenellum, the small black blueberry is a plant species native to the southeastern United States from southeastern Mississippi to northern Florida to southern Virginia. It grows in forests and in shrubby areas at elevations up to 200 m.

Vaccinium tenellum is a deciduous shrub up to 80 cm tall, often forming large colonies. Leaves are elliptic, up to 4 cm long. Flowers are white or pale pink, cylindrical, up to 10 mm long. Fruits are very dark blue, almost black, about 7 mm across.

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