Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Sweet-pepperbush, Cinnamonbark, Cinnamon Clethra, Mountain White-alder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Clethra acuminata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clethra acuminata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Clethra acuminata 143-01-001

Flowers in terminal racemes or narrow panicles, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.


camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coastal Sweet-pepperbush, Coastal White-alder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Clethra alnifolia
LESS THAN PLANTS National Database: Clethra alnifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Clethra alnifolia var. alnifolia 143-01-002a

Bright white flowers in showy terminal racemes beyond the uppermost leaves, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


camera icon Common Name: Downy Sweet-pepperbush, Downy White-alder
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Clethra tomentosa
LESS THAN PLANTS National Database: Clethra alnifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968): Clethra alnifolia var. tomentosa 143-01-002b

If recognized at varietal rank, the correct name is var. pubescens, per Weakley's Flora.


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