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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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

 

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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


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picture of Leucothoe populifolia, image of Agarista populifolia

Sam Pratt    sbp_dscf3735

May    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Racemes short, axillary, usually < 15-flowered. Corolla narrowly urdeolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Leucothoe populifolia, image of Agarista populifolia

Sam Pratt    sbp_dscf3743

May    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Leaves sharply and distinctly serrate (can be obscured by revolute margins), per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Leucothoe populifolia, image of Agarista populifolia

Sam Pratt    sbp_dscf3744b

May    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Pedicels 7-10mm long in flower. Calyx triangular, ~ 1mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Leucothoe populifolia, image of Agarista populifolia

JK Marlow    jkm160915_127

September    Beaufort County    SC

Spring Island Native Plant Nursery

Leaves coriaceous, evergreen, shiny dark green above, widest below the middle, per Weakley's Flora.