Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


818

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common in NC Mtns, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC (endemic to Southern Appalachians)

Look for it on heath balds, high elevation ridges and granitic domes, bogs, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
5-lobed 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 (11/30/12):
Eubotrys recurva   FAMILY Ericaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eubotrys recurva   FAMILY Ericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 145-12-003:
Leucothoe recurva   FAMILY Ericaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Sweetbells, Mountain Fetterbush, Deciduous Fetterbush