Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Rare, narrowly endemic to the Coastal Plain of se. NC & e. SC

Look for it in pocosins and pocosin-savanna or pocosin-sandhill ecotones, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
5 sepals
5-lobed corolla
10 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):
Kalmia cuneata   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Kalmia cuneata   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-08-003:
Kalmia cuneata   FAMILY Ericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
White Wicky


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image of Kalmia cuneata

Will Stuart    wil_18276174876

May    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Woody capsule persistent through winter, borne on delicate recurved pedicels, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Kalmia cuneata

Will Stuart    wil_18298673392

May    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Kalmia cuneata

Will Stuart    wil_14179801019

June    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

image of Kalmia cuneata

Will Stuart    wil_14182994607

June    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

image of Kalmia cuneata

Will Stuart    wil_14182994607b

June    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Other Kalmia species do not have the solid red band on inside of the petals, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Kalmia cuneata

Will Stuart    wil_14365966564

June    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

The leaves are deciduous, unlike those of other Kalmia species, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.