Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1686

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in NC-SC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere), a narrow endemic

Look for it in pocosins, margins of pineland pools, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
5 sepals
5-lobed campanulate 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 (5/21/15):
Zenobia pulverulenta   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Zenobia pulverulenta   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-09-001:
Zenobia pulverulenta   FAMILY Ericaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Zenobia pulverulenta

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Zenobia cassinefolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Zenobia, Honeycups


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image of Zenobia pulverulenta

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmzpulverulenta_oceanb2

Month Unknown    Horry County    SC

Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve

The white cuplike 1/4-1/2" flowers occur en masse, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Zenobia pulverulenta

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmzpulverulenta_oceanb3

Month Unknown    Horry County    SC

Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve

On some plants, leaves are conspicuously glaucous with a bluish-white cast, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.