Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


817

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains

Look for it in swamps, pocosins, streambanks, and other wet places, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
5-lobed campanulate calyx
5-lobed urceolate corolla
Superior ovary
Flowers in axillary, fascicled or solitary racemes on previous year's wood

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):
Eubotrys racemosus   FAMILY Ericaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eubotrys racemosa   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-12-004:
Leucothoe racemosa   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Leucothoe racemosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Eubotrys racemosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Fetterbush, Swamp Sweetbells, Swamp Leucothoe