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Highly branched, "wiry" plants growing in large groups at the top of a ridge. They have sparse leaves that are very small and ovate to obovate and alternately arranged. Flowers are white, bell-shaped, and growing in a cluster of 3. They are white with green to pink calyces. Most of the vegetation has been stripped from these plants. Vaccinium pallidum is a colonial plant that sprouts from a rhizome to form clones. Its fruits are a choice food source for birds, bears, and many other animals.
Growing in a mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in Northwest Georgia (Gordon County), US.
Lat: 34.58, Long: -84.69
Spotted on Nov 19, 2017
Submitted on Dec 1, 2017