Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub, Subshrub
Perennial

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

Common (rare in GA Piedmont & SC Coastal Plain)

Look for it in a wide variety of acidic forests, xeric to mesic, sandy, rocky, & loamy, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Pink/White
Bisexual or unisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed salverform corolla
10 included stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Berry

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Epigaea repens   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Epigaea repens   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-15-001:
Epigaea repens   FAMILY Ericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Trailing Arbutus, Mayflower