Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Mountains, where nearly extirpated)

Look for it in pocosins in the Coastal Plain, bogs in the Mountains, Chamaecyparis bogs, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual or functionally unisexual
Radially symmetrical
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):
Chamaedaphne calyculata   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chamaedaphne calyculata   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-14-001:
Cassandra calyculata   FAMILY Ericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Leatherleaf, Cassandra