OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Leucothoe axillaris   FAMILY Ericaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Leucothoe axillaris   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-12-002a:
Leucothoe axillaris var. axillaris   FAMILY Ericaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Doghobble, Coastal Plain Doghobble


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image of Leucothoe axillaris, Coastal Doghobble, Coastal Plain Doghobble

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_leax_001_lvd

        

image of Leucothoe axillaris, Coastal Doghobble, Coastal Plain Doghobble

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_leax_003_lvd

        

image of Leucothoe axillaris, Coastal Doghobble, Coastal Plain Doghobble

Joanna Thurman    bjt_laxillaris_20170306

March    Horry County    SC

Leaves obtuse or acute to short-acuminate [vs. L. fontanesiana long-acuminate], per Weakley's Flora.

image of Leucothoe axillaris, Coastal Doghobble, Coastal Plain Doghobble

Joanna Thurman    bjt_laxillaris_20170306_b

March    Horry County    SC

Racemes with 8-44 flowers; sepals ovate, with an obtuse or rounded apex, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Leucothoe axillaris   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Leucothoe axillaris   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 145-12-002a:
Leucothoe axillaris var. axillaris   FAMILY Ericaceae

 

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814

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: pocosins, blackwater swamp forests, and moist and acid slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
5-merous
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed urceolate corolla
Superior ovary

Flowers in axillary racemes, usually more than 15-flowered

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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