Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Galax at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED)
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
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Steve Marlow snm079701_10a
January Haywood County NC
Corneille Bryan Native Garden
Leaves sharp-toothed, glossy, and often aging to wine-red or bronze, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
JK Marlow jkm0404l_04
April Rutherford County NC
Chimney Rock Park
Galax is often called Coltsfoot because of the shape of its leaves, per Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers.
COMPARE leaves of Galax and Oconee Bells
Harry Davis hld584_crw_6999
May Buncombe County NC
Blue Ridge Parkway
A dense, narrow, spikelike raceme of 0.25" flowers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
JK Marlow jkm0305d_07a
May Greenville County SC
Jones Gap State Park
Leaves nearly circular with palmate veins [vs. the pinnate veins of Shortia], per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.