The rabbit-eye blueberry (Vaccinium virgatum) belongs to Ericaceae (the Azalea family). It is a deciduous shrub that is distributed from the southern part of the United States, eastern Texas-Oklahoma, to Georgia and Florida. This shrub grows in warm forests, is about 1 m high, and often grows in clusters. The branches are thin, elliptic to spatulate and alternate. In spring, the inflorescences at the tips of the branches bloom pinkish white pot-shaped flowers. The fruits ripen indigo black and are edible. It is also cultivated in warm regions in Japan. The photo is a cultivar 'Woodard'.