OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 1 taxon in the family Clethraceae, Heath family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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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   FAMILY: Clethraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clethra acuminata   FAMILY: Clethraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clethra acuminata 143-01-001   FAMILY: Clethraceae

 

Look for it in moist forests, heath balds, margins of rock outcrops at high elevations

Common in Mtns, rare in Piedmont, endemic to the Southern & Central Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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