Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Vaccinium arboreum
Farkleberry
Taxonomy

Synonyms: Vaccinium arboreum glaucescens

Subspecific taxa:

Classification:

Other taxonomic & nomenclature sources: USDA PlantsITISThe Plant ListIPNI

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Species Distribution
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County Map Legend
Absent:
Not known from county
Medium confidence:
Medium or unknown confidence;
often old records or unverifiable observations
Medium-high confidence:
Often observations by expert botanists
High confidence:
Often vouchered herbarium records
Planted / introduced:
Native species introduced outside historic range,
or only in planted locations within county (e.g., restorations)
Historic / extirpated:
Only historic records for the species; likely extirpated
(Note that this category is not yet functional)

North American distribution maps for this species: FLNAUSDA PlantsBONAPBISON

Collection & Observation Phenology [?]

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Collection & Observation Timeline [?]

Species Status

Status/Listing: No Information

Notes:

Origin: Native

Species Description

General: Dicot-woody, perennial

Roots: primary

Shoots: alternate leaf arrangment; simple leaf type; entire, dentate leaf margin; Pinnate leaf venation; linear, ovate, oblanceolate leaf shape

Inflorescence: raceme, solitary

Flowers: perfect; 5 merous; complete, regular; white; epigynous ovary position

Fruit: berry

Physiology: autotrophic; C3 C02 fixation

Ecology & Natural History

Habitat:

ILPIN Notes: Bracteal leaves much smaller than foliage leaves; dry, bitter berries; fall foliage often deep red. Locally abundant. NA Fruit inedible. Species has bracteal leaves similar to foliage leaves; dry, bitter berries; fall foliage often deep red. Fruit is inedible.

Functional Relationships:

Human Relationships:

  • Edibility [?] : no
  • Showy Flowers: low

Wildlife and Livestock Information:

  • Food Value: small non-game bird: yes; small mammals: yes
  • Cover Value:

Coefficient of Conservatism (C-value) [?] :

  • Entire State: 6
  • Chicago Area:

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