Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


815

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Look for it on moist slopes, streambanks, ravines, often associated with Rhododendron maximum thickets, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Leucothoe fontanesiana   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-12-002b:
Leucothoe axillaris var. editorum   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Leucothoe editorum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Leucothoe catesbaei

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Doghobble, Switch-ivy