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I found a wild berry on my property and I would like some help identifying it. It has red and green leaves, white flowers, and hairy blue berries. From the Internet, it looks like hairy blueberries but I'm a bit south from where they are supposed to grow and there isn't much info on them online...
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Can you give your location?

Could it be some kind of huckleberry? http://www.ct-botanical-society.org/Plants/view/227
 
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I'm in Panama City, fl. It could be but I have no idea lol
 
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Looks like there are a few huckleberries native to Florida: http://www.wildfloridian.com/EdiblePlants.html
 
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I can't seem to find anything that says there is a variety of huckleberries that have hairy berries. All the pictures look like they are smooth :/
 
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Yeah, I couldn't find anything either, just the form of the leaves and berries seemed so similar to huckleberries. I hope someone else from your region will chime in!

 
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Miranda Converse wrote:I found a wild berry on my property and I would like some help identifying it. It has red and green leaves, white flowers, and hairy blue berries. From the Internet, it looks like hairy blueberries but I'm a bit south from where they are supposed to grow and there isn't much info on them online...



Actually there are some varieties of blueberries (or rather Vaccinium spp.) which do have hairy berries -- including the hairy highbush blueberry (Vaccinium fuscatum). It even grows in Florida. Check out this USDA plant map ... http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=vafu It may not be the exact species, but I am betting it's in the same family, at least.
 
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