Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2631

Shrub
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Common (rare in SC)

Look for it in pocosins, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lyonia fruticosa   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lyonia fruticosa   FAMILY Ericaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-11-002?:
Lyonia ferruginea   FAMILY Ericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Staggerbush, Poor-grub