Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


816

Shrub
Perennial

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

Rare in Coastal Plain, waif in Piedmont

Look for it in blackwater swamps, hydric hammocks, marly spring runs, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed urceolate corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers in axillary racemes, usually less than 15-flowered

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Agarista populifolia   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Agarista populifolia   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-12-001:
Leucothoe populifolia   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Andromeda populifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Tall Fetterbush, Florida Leucothoe, Agarista, Pipe-plant