Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1082

Shrub
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & possibly Georgia
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Uncommon to rare in NC, with a peculiar range

Look for it on acid wooded slopes, heath balds at high elevations, summits of Piedmont monadnocks, sometimes escaped from cultivation, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed urceolate corolla
10 included stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Pieris floribunda   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pieris floribunda   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-10-001:
Pieris floribunda   FAMILY Ericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Evergreen Mountain Fetterbush, Mountain Andromeda