OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Lyonia ligustrina var. foliosiflora   FAMILY Ericaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lyonia ligustrina var. foliosiflora   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Lyonia ligustrina var. foliosiflora

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-11-001?:
Lyonia ligustrina   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Arsenococcus frondosus

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Maleberry, He-huckleberry


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image of Lyonia ligustrina var. foliosiflora, Southern Maleberry, He-huckleberry

Will Stuart    wil_lligustrina_foli_0354

June    Scotland County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Small "squatty" flowers in a branched, leafy inflorescence give this shrub a unique appearance, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Lyonia ligustrina var. foliosiflora, Southern Maleberry, He-huckleberry

Will Stuart    wil_lligustrina_foli_0364

June    Scotland County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Flowers numerous in terminal, elongate leafy branches, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Lyonia ligustrina var. foliosiflora, Southern Maleberry, He-huckleberry

Will Stuart    wil_lligustrina_foli_0370

June    Scotland County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Petals are white, globose with minute flaring lobes, 2.5-3mm long & wide, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Lyonia ligustrina var. foliosiflora, Southern Maleberry, He-huckleberry

Will Stuart    wil_lligustrina_foli_0376

June    Scotland County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Leaves are obovate to elliptic, pubescent above and below, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Lyonia ligustrina var. foliosiflora   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lyonia ligustrina var. foliosiflora   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Lyonia ligustrina var. foliosiflora

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-11-001?:
Lyonia ligustrina   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Arsenococcus frondosus

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4496

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Habitat: pocosins, seepage bogs, and other wet habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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