Farkleberry from Mary, SC

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Is this a relative to the deerberry, grown in dry, sandy soil?

Hi Mary,

yes it is a relative – it is Vaccinium arboreum, the farkleberry also called sparkleberry. Not very good tasting, though, at least to me. Of course, the deerberry is inedible.  It is a shrub with a very wide southeastern U.S. range.


Steve Hill, Ph.D. Botanist, SCNPS

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