Scientific Name: – Vaccinium stamineum
Vaccinium stamineum, commonly known as deerberry, squaw huckleberry or gooseberry, is a flowering shrub in the heath family. The plant is native to eastern North America from Ontario in the north, south to Florida and west to Texas. Its white, bell-shaped flowers consisting of 5 spreading petals emerge from April through June, and on rare occasions from October through November. The fruit is an edible pubescent berry. The species is highly variable and a number of varieties have been named. It is typically found in rocky or sandy soil in xeric woodlands.