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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales
Loblolly Bay, Gordonia
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Patrick D. McMillan pdmglasinianthu_sebring2
June Polk County FL
Leaves glabrous, dark green, with blunt appressed teeth, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.
John B. Nelson jbn_7762085352_06e1d987c6
The petals are minutely fringed. Has anybody noticed that?. John Nelson
John B. Nelson jbn_7762085352_1c11cd7d1c
Flowers about 3" across with a ringed mass of bright yellow stamens, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.